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Ministry of Defence

When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations.

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Thousands of people have come together in Remembrance Sunday services across the region.

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Canon

On Armistice Day, it is customary to reflect on the sacrifices that “our boys” have made in conflicts across the world.

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The famous Flying Scotsman has been steaming through East Anglia this weekend and hundreds of photographers took to the railways to catch a glimpse.

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Peterborough

Each month, Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life picks an object which tells a story about the town’s past. This month, it is a wooden model of Thetford’s ‘Cage’ building.

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For many people, the First World War conjures up images of “our boys” courageously fighting in the trenches, sacrificing their lives in the service of their country. But this weekend, an exhibition opens to celebrate the often forgotten but just as significant contribution made by women to the war effort.

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Take a trip down memory lane with our wonderful photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at market towns Swaffham and Watton.

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Europe

An event to mark the 60th anniversary of Britain’s first thermonuclear bomb test has changed location.

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United Kingdom

Volunteers are needed to help survey and protect the special heritage and biodiversity of East Anglia’s orchards as part of a major Lottery-funded project.

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From Abraham Lincoln’s ancestral home to Thomas Paine, East Anglia has a strong connection with the United States of America.

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United Kingdom

It was one of the old hundreds of Norfolk and boasts of picturesque villages and an interesting history. But how well do you know Wayland? Here are 10 interesting facts.

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Wayland Wood

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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