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Almost a year ago, 93-year-old Hilda Smith made a fleeting comment to her granddaughter about being in the Home Guard during the Second World War. Today, she was presented with a Defence Medal.

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If you have ever wanted to immerse yourself in a medieval setting then a visit to Castle Acre Priory this weekend would be a good place to start.

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History lovers will be able to take a step back in time at a popular steam engine rally on the Norfolk and Suffolk border.

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It was made from a coin struck during the reign of William I almost 1,000 years ago.

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Norwich

Many have dreamed of becoming a lord or lady of the manor and now for some it could become a reality.

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Almost £1m is being spent on a period revamp of a unique stately home.

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

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Tapestries are once again hanging in the King’s Room at Oxburgh Hall thanks to a painstaking process to digitally recreate them.

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National Trust

Interesting stories behind a variety of buildings and landmarks across Norfolk will be revealed at the popular Heritage Open Days festival this autumn.

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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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United Kingdom

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

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