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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

They were rather sorrowful, almost ghostly, faces peering out of dark canvas with centuries of dust, grime and over-painting concealing any recognisable artistic talent.

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Characterised by the distinct landscape of the Brecks, Wayland boasts areas of forests, miles of walking trails through beautiful countryside and traditional villages and hamlets.

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Breckland Council

Two workshops aimed at keeping traditional building skills alive will be held later this month.

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Over the last three years the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership has been working to reconnect people with The Brecks. Rebecca Murphy looks at the success of the scheme as it comes to an end.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

A campaign to safeguard the future of churches in Norfolk is securing funds at a rate to protect a new building every day.

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Lorne Green

It started off as a handful of events taking place in Norwich but 15 years later and Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) continues to grow in popularity.

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Eastern Daily Press

It started off as a handful of events taking place in Norwich but 15 years later and Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) continues to grow in popularity.

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Eastern Daily Press

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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London

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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United Kingdom

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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United Kingdom

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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United Kingdom

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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United Kingdom

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

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