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Friday, April 12, 2019

The round Saxon tower of a Norfolk church that houses its unique set of bells is to be made structurally safe thanks to a lottery grant that will also ensure it remains open to the public.

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He is one of Norfolk’s most famous and infamous sons now a play about the extraordinary life of Thomas Paine is being staged in his home county.

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Diss is a historic town with a beloved mere at its centre

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A steam engine of a type that was once a regular sight throughout East Anglia is to return to Norfolk next month when it hauls a passenger excursion from London Liverpool Street.

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United Kingdom

If there is one thing that defines the town of Diss it is the mysterious body of water known as the Mere.

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Basil Abbott

A project to repair and thatch the roof of a historic Norfolk village church and celebrate its history has been awarded almost £100,000 in lottery funding.

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When Lois Willoughby-Easter joined the police aged 19 she was one of the few female recruits. Sexism was rife, the beat meant being on your own without a radio, the job took you undercover in Soho strip clubs and police men and women had different roles.

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Norfolk

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

Its high-flying members have soared silently over the flat Norfolk landscapes for decades and now a historic gliding clubs is planning a record-breaking year to mark its 60th anniversary.

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Over the last 50 years Britain has seen a major growth in the number of heritage railways – attracting millions of visits from people of all backgrounds.

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Dad's Army

History enthusiasts have expressed frustration at the copyright status of a large collection of Victorian photographs which they believe should be fully accessible.

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Diss

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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A historic windmill which was saved and restored to its former glory will celebrate its 200th anniversary this year.

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The familiar taste of Paravanni’s ice cream is etched in to the memory of generations across the region.

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United Kingdom

The 10-Year Challenge has taken over social media in the last fortnight, with millions showing the world how they look today compared to 2009.

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Trevor Wenman

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

From the tools that generations have worked the land with to the story of rural poverty and hardship, the agricultural past of South Norfolk is being explored in a series of events and exhibitions.

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Basil Abbott

Owners of some of the most remarkable homes in East Anglia share their halls, farmhouses, moated manors or towers with visitors as part of Invitation to View 2019.

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Beccles

Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades?

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Facebook

A tight-knit community determined to protect their village’s history have pulled together to protest an unwanted housing development on what they consider to be sacred ground.

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Mid Suffolk District Council

There weren’t many high street chains as iconic as Woolworths.

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United Kingdom

Norfolk is gearing up for centenary celebrations of one of the great feats of aviation, the first double airborne crossing of the Atlantic,

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Basil Abbott

An Anglo-Saxon gold treasure unearthed by a student while metal-detecting in Norfolk has been named the UK’s museum acquisition of the year in a national poll.

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Margaret Dewsbury

They were discovered beneath a field on the Norfolk-Suffolk border now treasures from the Hoxne Hoard have gone on display in Australia.

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United Kingdom

“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

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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Dad's Army

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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