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The widow of a renowned model maker has donated a special collection to a museum as part of an exhibition that focuses on a historic Dereham business.

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An ambitious £90,000 choral and creative writing project, inspired by one of Norfolk’s best loved museums, comes to fruition next month giving a voice to people from the workhouse past.

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Norfolk Museums Service

Take a trip down memory lane with our A-Z of Norfolk and Suffolk’s towns and villages. Continuing with F, we take a brief look at the history of Fakenham.

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Fakenham

He has been described as one of the “Norfolk greats” – and when he played the guitar whose listening often asked themselves: “How does he do that?”

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Young and old took advantage of an invitation to explore the history of Fakenham’s town gasworks as part of a Museums by Night Festival.

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United Kingdom

The last of Norfolk’s eel catchers will reminisce about their lives in a film premiere being shown as part of a series of free events.

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Holt

A village has held a ceremony to remember the loss of airmen who flew from RAF Foulsham during the Second World War and looked back at a tragic mid-air collision between American and British aircraft.

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Royal Air Force

The search to find out more about a Royal Navy ship that was sunk in the First World War has led to a heartfelt meeting between a harbourmaster, whose great uncle was killed in the tragedy, and the diver who is keeping the memory alive.

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Robert Smith

Take a trip down memory lane with our A-Z of Norfolk and Suffolk’s towns and villages. Continuing with D, we take a brief look at the history of Dereham.

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Old bridges, platforms and street names today serve as reminders of the railway’s integral role in the history of Fakenham.

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A village is to hold a ceremony in memory of those who flew from RAF Foulsham during the Second World War.

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Some of Norfolk’s rich history was brought to life at an event which drew visitors from far and wide.

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Around 200 classic car enthusiasts have taken part in a fundraising drive in Norfolk.

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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

A well-loved Fakenham historian who lost a brief battle with a brain tumour last year was fondly remembered at an exhibition giving and insight into the town’s past.

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United Kingdom

A real touch of nostalgia came to Dereham and its surrounding villages thanks to a coach and bus day organised by the Mid Norfolk Railway.

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The final resting place of a serviceman who died in conflict in Palestine 100 years ago has, at long last, been located thanks to a community project that looks back at the lives of soldiers from a small Norfolk village who fought in the First World War.

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Rail enthusiasts were transported back in time with the unveiling of a new attraction on the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) ahead of its annual steam gala.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Four humble landworkers from a small mid Norfolk village who were victims of the First World War will be remembered in a moving choir performance.

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St Mary's Church

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

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United Kingdom

They are thousands of miles apart and differ in size and climate, but a Horsford woman is chuffed after discovering ancestral links between an Australian city a small Norfolk village.

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George

Holkham Hall has been honoured at a heritage awards ceremony, following its multi-million pound refurbishment.

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London

Power generated from a scenic lake is set to heat one of the country’s grandest stately homes.

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National Trust

Wings outstretched, suspended between heaven and earth they have served as glorious guardians for more than 500 years.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Making fires and cooking food down in the woods may have seemed a novel approach to learning at the time.

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Norfolk County Council

When medieval knight Sir Thomas Erpingham paid for the construction of part of the church in the north Norfolk village that bears his name he left a legacy that lasts to this day.

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Canon

It started out as a project to dig a fishing lake and ended with the earliest ever find of Anglo-Saxon Christian burials in the UK. But the story behind their discovery is as fascinating as the discovery itself. Tom Bristow reports.

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North Norfolk District Council

Stories about the colourful characters who have worked at an historic stately home over the last 200 years will be revealed at a new exhibition.

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They would have marked the paths of pilgrims in medieval times and today the drift of snow white flowers draw walkers to the grounds of an ancient priory.

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Europe

This huge flag has an even bigger history as it was captured in battle and given to Norwich by Norfolk’s most famous son.

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Norfolk Museums Service

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