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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
British Army

A former soldier who served in Iraq and Bosnia and who is now a recognised expert on 20th century conflicts is to give a talk marking the centenary of the First World War armistice.

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A branch of the Royal British Legion are putting on a festival of remembrance later this month.

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Royal British Legion

Scientists have unlocked the hidden secrets of a severely burnt Norfolk stroll dating back to the 16th century using new X-ray methods.

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UN Court

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

A Norfolk wartime US airbase that became a museum is appealing for volunteers to help keep alive memories of the ‘friendly invasion’ of the American airmen.

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United States

A life-size silhouette statue of a soldier will take pride of place at First World War centenary events in Diss — but plans to find it a permanent home in the town have so far proved fruitless.

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Rotary Club

The exotic and diverse collection of one of the country’s most renowned antique dealers is to go under the hammer at a sale in Norfolk.

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London

The 75th anniversary of one of the most infamous Second World War bombing raids by Norfolk-based American aircrews is to be marked at a film night.

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Norfolk

It was cutting edge in its day, now the exploits of a Norfolk airship that made history is to be told with some modern day hi-tech technology.

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Scotland

A festival which will see hidden gems and well-known historical sites throw open their doors to visitors for free returns to Norfolk this weekend for an eight-day celebration of the county’s heritage.

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From stately rooms in grand houses to steam engines and our industrial heritage, a diverse range of South Norfolk attractions are to throw open their doors during this year’s Heritage Open Days.

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Michael Edney

A community archaeology project has uncovered prehistoric flints and medieval pottery in people’s gardens in Wreningham.

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The song says Love is a Battlefield. And lyrics came to life at one of the strangest blind dates ever seen.

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France

A film partly shot in South Norfolk and telling the story of the friendly invasion of US airmen during the Second World War is to receive its world premiere at IWM Duxford.

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Australia

Members of the Diss branch of the Royal British Legion joined thousands on a pilgrimage of remembrance to a First World War battlefield, which culminated in a parade and ceremony in Belgium.

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Royal British Legion

The Heritage at Risk Programme (HAR) was launched by Historic England and is used to help assess the overall state of the country’s heritage sites.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Members of the public are being given a rare opportunity to visit Redgrave Park which includes landscapes designed by ‘Britain’s greatest gardener’ Capability Brown.

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United Kingdom

A First World War memorial campaign led by former head of the army Lord Dannatt will see 6ft tall Tommy silhouette statues erected around the county.

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Norwich City Council

A Norfolk village plans to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by adding the names of two men to its war memorial.

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St Mary's Church

An independent business has promised to clean three war memorials for free to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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A heritage railway is taking its passengers back in time this weekend with a 1940s-themed extravaganza.

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Norfolk has lost almost one in five of its pubs since 2010 – the equivalent of a closure every month for the past seven years.

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United Kingdom

A group of children will be representing Norfolk at a special concert commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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South Norfolk Council

Norfolk is set to be the centre of centenary celebrations of one of the great feats of aviation, the first double airborne crossing of the Atlantic.

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Germany

A “top-less” windmill that had its sails removed for renovation is set to be turning again with the next year.

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Norfolk County Council

A vintage rally and country fair will take heritage enthusiasts back in time with displays of more than 600 steam engines, vintage tractors and classic cars.

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They are the vehicles that have worked in our Norfolk fields for more than 100 years, helping our ancestors live off the land.

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A nationally-significant Anglo-Saxon gold treasure found in a Norfolk field has been saved for the nation following a fundraising appeal.

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University of East Anglia

More than 700 ancient trees in Norfolk and Suffolk could be at risk of being felled if a change in planning policy goes ahead, The Woodland Trust has warned.

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Theresa May

Record numbers of people are heading to Norfolk’s museums, new figures have shown, with those in Norwich and Great Yarmouth seeing particular spikes in visitors.

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Margaret Dewsbury

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