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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Booming-voiced individuals from as far afield as Kent, Yorkshire and Surrey lined up in front of a panel of judges seated outside Cromer Parish Church on Saturday, in a competition to find the best - and the loudest - town crier in the county.

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A fascinating new history of Norfolk is a fitting tribute to author Chris Barringer, and the county he loved

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Thinking of going to the Stradsett Park Vintage Rally? Here's all you need to know.

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Downham Market

Students young and old will be taken back in time to the Victorian era as the Great Cressingham Victorian School celebrates 25 years.

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The eerie tale of the Swaffham gravestone that moved of its own accord, the woman who lay beneath it and the reason why the stone may well have tried to make an escape bid from her.

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One of Norfolk's grandest country homes is nearing the start of two years of restoration work following the collapse of a window.

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An appeal is being launched to build a "spiritual home" for the RAF's iconic Tornado.

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Marham

A former soldier who celebrates his 100th birthday this week has achieved his lifetime wish of wearing the red ceremonial dress of his old regiment, complete with bearskin hat.

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Separated by a little less than 10 miles, Swaffham and Watton are both agricultural towns with plenty of delights to keep visitors coming back again and again.

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Flint tools and coins from ages gone by are among the treasures which have gone on show at Swaffham Museum's newly re-named archeology room.

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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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