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Country skills, animals and crafts will be showcased at the 26th Euston Rural Pastimes event.

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While visiting a small French village Peter Walsh did not think he would find the graves of three brave servicemen who were stationed at a Norfolk airfield.

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Schoolchildren have been learning about the history of a community church and the wildlife which lives in its surroundings as part of a restoration project.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

It has been a prominent part of a town’s landscape for more than 300 years but recently an historic clock tower has been missing a tick and a tock.

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Beryl Bunning

The region’s historic churches have been put at risk after a decision to scrap a vital Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme for places of worship.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

It is a popular tourist attraction and destination for locals but Thetford’s Castle Hill is the centre of a storm surrounding a controversial staircase.

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Thetford Town Council

They have stood the test of time and rank among our region’s greatest treasures.

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The bid by a group of volunteers to open a permanent museum in Watton has said it has “taken longer” than expected but progress is being made, its chairman has said.

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Breckland Council

Swaffham’s war memorial is getting spruced up in time for the town’s centenary celebrations next year to mark the end of the First World War.

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Visitors to an ancient Norfolk landmark will be given access to part of the site which has never been opened to the public.

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Canon

They are a common sight above the skies of Norfolk and Suffolk and it is now 25 years since the first F-15 Strike Eagle touched down at RAF Lakenheath.

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Iraq

A centuries-old ceremony is being held tomorrow on Saturday to bless the trees in a community orchard.

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Swaffham

From the rise and fall of the Norwich skyline to the rolling Wensum Valley - there’s all manner of breath taking vistas around our region.

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London

You can take the controls of pretty much any kind of aircraft you can think of at Sim Fly.

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A new memorial garden has been opened in Thetford to honour those who have paid the ultimate price at war in the name of peace.

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Terry Jermy

A 90-year-old railway poster advertising Norfolk has sold for £1,388 at an auction in America.

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Norfolk

An urgent call is today being made to stop hundreds of public telephones – many of them the classic red box – disappearing from the region’s towns and villages.

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BT

On grounds where a Norman knight who fought alongside William the Conqueror once roamed, school children armed with pencils and clipboards learned about one of the most famous and important battles in English history.

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Wayland Academy

Firefighters were called out to deal with a vehicle fire in North Pickenham tonight.

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After being gifted a model skeleton earlier this year, a museum group has inherited another fascinating slice of local history for its archives.

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Watton

Charles Townshend, 8th Marquess Townshend and his wife Alison, Lady Townshend, have devoted the past five years to repairing and restoring artworks and decor at Raynham Hall, near Fakenham.

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They offer a touch of individuality and heritage at the heart of many villages, and now the residents of Griston, near Watton, are thrilled that their village sign is being renewed.

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Breckland Council

Experts are still investigating why tonnes of masonry collapsed into the courtyard of the 15th Century moated manor house, near Swaffham, last Thursday night.

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National Trust

The 15th Century moated manor house is owned by the National Trust and visited by thousands each year.

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National Trust

A community dig has found remains of farm labourers’ cottages demolished almost two centuries ago.

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Heritage enthusiasts are celebrating the launch of a new book which explores the effects of the First World War on their communities.

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Wayland Partnership

A historical artefact which spent 2,000 years buried beneath a Norfolk market town is to go on public display and could form a “centre piece” in its new museum.

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Watton

From bottles used to scare off witches, to stoneware dredged up from shipwrecks, the region’s latest museum is certainly home to a curious collection of items.

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United Kingdom

It was once a thriving Norman town complete with its own spectacular priory of monks and strong walls.

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