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Friday, September 15, 2017
Wells

The view from the south-facing windows at Holkham Hall has been named the best in the region in a national competition.

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If you felt in a bit of a rut, that life was getting too comfortable and routine, what would you do?

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A soldier who died 100 years ago will be fondly remembered in the village where he was born this month.

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They were rather sorrowful, almost ghostly, faces peering out of dark canvas with centuries of dust, grime and over-painting concealing any recognisable artistic talent.

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The annual Heritage Open Days are a great way of exploring the many historic gems in our county and finding out about its varied past. These are some of the venues open in our area between Thursday and Sunday.

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A campaign to safeguard the future of churches in Norfolk is securing funds at a rate to protect a new building every day.

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Lorne Green

A former theatre executive director has been appointed general manager of a £5m arts development in Wells, at a “pivotal time” for the project.

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British imperialism is taking a bashing as the events at Indian independence 70 years ago are recalled. But are we getting the full story?

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India

A care home has celebrated its 150th anniversary with the creation of a sensory garden for its residents with dementia.

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Care Quality Commission

Nelson’s County today rallied to the side of its greatest hero after he was branded a “white supremacist” in an article calling for his Trafalgar Square column to be pulled down.

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Battle is today being joined after a call was made to topple Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square.

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United Kingdom

Heritage railway staff have been left distraught after vandals caused several thousands of pounds worth of damage to vintage carriages.

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Love them or hate them bats have an important role to play in our ecosystems and they are protected by law.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

To many people, trains are far more than simply a convenient mode of transport. They are an integral part of our history.

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It started off as a handful of events taking place in Norwich but 15 years later and Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) continues to grow in popularity.

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Eastern Daily Press

It started off as a handful of events taking place in Norwich but 15 years later and Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) continues to grow in popularity.

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Eastern Daily Press

A highly-anticipated blockbuster film about the Dunkirk evacuation is set to hit cinemas this month and the filmmakers have attempted to show all sides to the massive rescue effort, including the role played by civilian boats, some of which came from East Anglia.

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Lucy Lavers

Historic England has given fresh hope to opponents of a council’s controversial plan to bring a new 100-seat restaurant and holiday apartments to Wells.

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If you have ever wanted to immerse yourself in a medieval setting then a visit to Castle Acre Priory this weekend would be a good place to start.

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They are some of the oldest and most treasured building’s in our county.

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A £90,000 choral and creative writing project which brought together school children and celebrated artists has been hailed an “incredible success”.

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Gressenhall

The Cambridge Film Trust is to tour the Norfolk coast with screenings of archive footage dating back as far as the 1920s and highlighting the history and importance of Britain’s seasides.

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Tom FitzPatrick

The search is on for descendants of young soldier Cecil Henry Bowles from Fakenham 100 years since his death in the First World War when his troop carrier was torpedoed off the Italian coast.

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Fakenham

For years this mysterious sphere frequently turned heads and prompted confused expressions from motorists heading to and from the north Norfolk coast.

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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

It was a tragedy at sea more than 130 years ago which continues to hold a place close to the hearts to the people of Wells.

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Allen Frary

Who does not love a good caravanning holiday?

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Tapestries are once again hanging in the King’s Room at Oxburgh Hall thanks to a painstaking process to digitally recreate them.

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National Trust

Interesting stories behind a variety of buildings and landmarks across Norfolk will be revealed at the popular Heritage Open Days festival this autumn.

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