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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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“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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An Anglo-Saxon gold treasure unearthed by a student while metal-detecting in Norfolk is in the running to be named the UK’s museum acquisition of the year.

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Norfolk County Council

Buried treasures from down the centuries that shed light on one Norfolk village’s fascinating past have been unearthed by amateur metal detectorists.

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United Kingdom

Hundreds of letters written from the Western Front by a Norfolk soldier during the entire duration of the First World War are to be sold at auction, just weeks after the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which brought an end to the conflict.

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France

It was the war to end all wars in which millions of people died on the battlefields of Europe and further afield. A hundred years on South Norfolk paid its respects to the fallen and marked the armistice.

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St Mary's Church

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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Remembrance Day 2018

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

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Remembrance Day 2018

It was The Great War, the war to end all wars in which millions of people died on the battlefields of Europe and further afield.

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Hartismere School

Norfolk celebrated peace a century ago with flags, parades, bells and even impromptu flypasts and a commandeered fire engine.

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UN Court

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

Players with a Norfolk village football club will be marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War by taking to the pitch wearing the names of soldiers who gave their lives.

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Remembrance Day 2018

A spectacular and unique pendant more than 1,000 years old discovered in South Norfolk is now featuring in a major national exhibition on the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain.

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United Kingdom

Diss Heritage Triangle are set to publish a book telling the story of the town and how it has changed over the centuries.

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Christmas 2018

Drivers passing through Mere Street to Victoria Road will be greeted by the sight of two soldiers in a field of poppies as of Tuesday, November 6.

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Rotary Club

A dog friendly café is selling hand-knitted purple variations of remembrance poppies in honour of animals lost in warfare.

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Remembrance Day 2018

A high street shop manager has been wowing passers by with a display of more than 400 hand made poppies.

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A life-size silhouette statue of a soldier that will take pride of place at First World War centenary events in Diss has taken up his first posting.

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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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Germany

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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army

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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army

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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