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Thursday, July 25, 2019

As we experience the hottest July day in the region on record it's timely to look back on heatwaves past.

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It is a unique charity that has supported ex-members of the armed, merchant and emergency services for generations.

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Most of us are familiar with the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, who lured rats and then children away from the German town after townsfolk reneged on their promise to rid them of their rodent infestation. But have you heard of the musical rat-catchers of Beccles?

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A piece of land featuring advertising billboards could be turned into new homes.

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The historical reconstruction of a traditional ships' boat has been hailed as a wonderful project for students.

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A town is preparing to welcome a parade of vintage red double decker buses as a heritage transport collection celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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It is believed to be one of the last usable Second World War coastal defence structures remaining in a coastal town.

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Reflecting on the past and looking to the future, a poignant ceremony has been held to mark the 40th anniversary of a town's police station.

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The heritage and history of a town and the surrounding rural community has been celebrated at a special event.

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Actress Joanna Lumley and Lebanon hostage Terry Waite have paid tribute to a Suffolk writer for laying bare the horrors of the Second World War with powerful, untold testimonies from soldiers who served in it.

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Restoration work aimed at preserving one of the Broads' last remaining locks has unearthed a notable piece of history in the area.

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From its lofty vantage point the new memorial gazes over peaceful beaches and calm seas that were transformed 75 years ago today into bloody battlefields.

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Almost 80 years ago, more than 3,000 schoolchildren lined up at Lowestoft railway station as they were evacuated to towns in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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As the D-Day invasion force battled up the beaches of Normandy, Roy Clark dreamed of what he might do for Norfolk if he survived

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Norfolk

People interested in a town's heritage and particularly the care of old buildings are being invited to take part in a free training course next month.

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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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It commemorates the life of a prominent former lord of the manor.

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From joy and laughter to fear and frights, cinemas play host to a vast array of emotions.

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A new scheme will honour the memory of those who gave their lives fighting for their country during the First World War.

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A scheme to rejuvenate a popular railway station has reached another major milestone.

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From films and operas, weddings to wakes - the Fisher's Theatre is undoubtedly integral part of the local community.

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It is a name that has been synonymous with a town for more than a century.

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Nostalgia How did Norfolk's pubs get their names?

Friday, March 29, 2019

Daryl Long of Norfolk Record Offices reveals the vast former estate of Bullard's Brewery and how pubs from its heyday were named and used.

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Hundreds of militaria items dating back to the First World War are set to be sold at one of the biggest auctions of its kind.

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A Lowestoft institution showcasing the town's rich maritime history is looking for new volunteers ahead of the coming season.

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The results of a public consultation which discussed possible uses for the castle, museum and the Oddfellows Hall in Bungay have been released.

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Olly Barnes

Loco-lovers descended on Beccles for the Norfolk and Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers exhibition.

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Wales

A pair of rare Second World War medals that were awarded to honour a woman's courage and devoted duty during the "constant" threat of enemy air attacks have sold at auction.

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Post Office

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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Sudbury

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

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