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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In a former school, buried deep in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, lies part of the county’s living history.

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Norfolk is brimming with history going back hundreds of years, with extraordinary finds still being made preceding the Anglo-Saxon era.

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Eastern Daily Press

From Thor missiles armed and ready at RAF Feltwell and USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev being shown around RAF Marham, Norfolk played a crucial role during the Cold War.

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Fans of bluebells and rhododendrons will be in for a treat when gardens across Norfolk are opened as part of a national scheme.

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His discoveries caused a worldwide sensation, shedding a light on the flourishing world of the Egyptian pharaohs of more than 3,000 years ago.

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London

From photographs, leaflets and city guides to the first-ever Norwich Pride posters, Norfolk Heritage Centre is asking for donations to help create an archive of the county’s LGBT+ history.

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Norwich

A collection of letters sat hidden away inside a shoe box in a loft in Norfolk for years gathering dust.

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Villagers have rolled up their sleeves and started pitching in to help breathe new life into their local pub, which has sat dormant for the past three years.

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United States

As a major new exhibition arrives at Norwich Castle we find out about the legacy the Vikings left in our language, landscape and legends

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France

Imagine being given only two weeks to pack up all of your belongings, find a new place to live, and told to leave your childhood home to the army.

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The prospect of unearthing hidden artefacts is luring metal detecting tourists from America to pay thousands of pounds to join treasure hunting tours of Norfolk.

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United Kingdom

Ten years ago Woolworths stores across the UK shut down, with branches in towns across Norfolk replaced by discount retailers and fast-food restaurants like Poundland and McDonalds.

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United Kingdom

It is a lifelong search which has got a man and his family from mid-Norfolk into a spin.

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Norwich

He has had it in his possession for three decades - but now wants to return it to the descendants of its original owner.

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France

A Norfolk artist is creating a sculpture commemorating the tragically short lives of nearly 8,000 premature, sick and stillborn babies buried in part of a public cemetery, sometimes eight to a plot.

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Ireland

“History from the bottom up” - this is how an archive editor at Archant has described the company’s project to digitise 150 years of its stories.

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Google

Would you like to visit one of Norfolk’s museums for free?

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Primary school children have created a Remembrance Day display for a nursing home.

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Kirsty Holden

Communities across Norfolk and Suffolk have marked 100 years since the Great War’s armistice with a host of processions, services and events.

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Royal British Legion

Thousands of people across Norfolk and Waveney are paying their respects to those who fought for peace - as the region falls silent to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

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Norfolk will today fall silent and salute those who fell fighting for peace.

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Norwich

Explore almost 150 years of our region’s history by volunteering in a fascinating new project to digitise this newspaper’s archive.

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Amazon

Towns across the region will remember the fallen soldiers and the centenary of the end of the First World War next weekend.

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Tina Kiddell

Swaffham is set to be one of many locations across the world taking part in the Battle’s Over events, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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Colin Houghton

Opinion Why we need to keep the spirit of Nelson alive

Sunday, October 21, 2018

As Sunday, October 21 marks Trafalgar Day, passionate Nelson enthusiast NIGEL CUSHION gives his views on why we should keep the story of Norfolk’s most son alive.

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More than £5m is being spent on conserving one of Norfolk’s most-treasured historic buildings.

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National Trust

Projects in Swaffham and Thetford will benefit from a share of Breckland Council’s Market Towns Initiative funding.

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Paul Claussen

An American filmmaker is on a mission to document as many Second World War veterans as possible before they die.

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United Kingdom

Great Cressingham Victorian School is to open its doors for free on Sunday September 30, providing a chance to experience what life was like back in the 19th century.

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Wartime re-enactors, 1940s vehicles and even a Winston Churchill lookalike were in Swaffham on Saturday September 22 for the town’s Dad’s Army event.

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Swaffham Town Council

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