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Sunday, May 21, 2017

A 93-year-old veteran was given a hero’s reception when he returned to Normandy.

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A new exhibition hut to commemorate the contribution made by a former American airbase to the Second World War will be unveiled by a motorsport legend this weekend.

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It is a project that has been a decade in the making - but after much hard work and a £1.8m investment, the historic Diss Corn Hall has arrived in the 21st century.

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Graham Minshull

Bright and vivid colour is once again filling a village church in Banham, as a £313,153 restoration project nears completion.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Historic vehicles took to the roads of South Norfolk for a popular annual steam rally.

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Diss

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 may be “top-less” while undergoing repairs - but that hasn’t stopped one of Norfolk’s most historic windmills from attracting the crowds.

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He bore witness to the dying days of the Japanese Empire in the final year of the Second World War.

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India

A historic train that once transported goods across the country will take to the tracks once again thanks to the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

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Dereham

What is the Diss Heritage Triangle?

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South Norfolk Council

In an age of social media, email and the internet, letters may be becoming a thing of the past but 100 years ago they were one of the only universal means of long distance communication.

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St Mary's Church

With over 180 years of history behind it Francis Cupiss Ltd harks back to a bygone era, but the letterpress business is keeping up with modern trends and continues to flourish.

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They have stood the test of time and rank among our region’s greatest treasures.

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United Kingdom

A village hall will launch its new events programme with a talk on the infamous highway man Dick Turpin.

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Wymondham Heritage Museum will hold its official opening for its new season on Monday, March 27.

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Ancient and medieval coins found in rural Norfolk have been declared to be treasure by a coroner at Norfolk Coroner’s Court in Norwich.

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It caused what would today be equivalent to £5bn worth of damage, and British industry took a 10pc output hit.

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Gillingham

It is a building steeped in a Norfolk town’s deepest and darkest history.

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A crowd gathered in Diss today as Dad’s Army and Eastenders star Ian Lavender opened the town museum for its new season.

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Dad's Army

Many people are so keen to trace their family history that they are prepared to go the extra mile.

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Australia

Dad’s Army and EastEnders star Ian Lavender is set to open a popular Norfolk town’s museum this weekend.

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Dad's Army

Actor Tom Hanks signed a visitors’ book after his animated alter ego Woody on an incognito visit to a Norfolk museum, it is believed.

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United States

His father once flew with the “Bloody Hundredth” on bombing missions over Nazi Germany.

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United Kingdom

An athletics club is inviting all members past and present to attend its annual general meeting as it prepares to celebrate its 65th anniversary.

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The influx of US airmen into our region during the Second World War created lasting bonds, and stories which have stood the test of time.

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It’s a unique school project - 2,000 years in the making.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Ideas for a community park will be discussed at a family fun day in the village of Needham, near Harleston.

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A major project to make Diss pedestrian-friendly and attract more visitors to the town will start in April, it has been revealed.

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Norfolk County Council

Heritage campaigners and small traders are celebrating after a bid to build four large shops in Diss was dismissed by a planning inspector.

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South Norfolk Council

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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