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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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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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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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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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Nelson

One of the region’s most popular visitor attractions has secured another award for its work in bringing back mainline dining excursions.

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Network Rail

Residents and staff at Bilney Hall residential home near Dereham are taking a step back in time to try to piece together the home’s 150-year history.

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The last surviving child of WJ Aldiss, the founder of the Aldiss department store in Fakenham, has celebrated her 100th birthday.

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Community chiefs are calling for the Fakenham College site in Wells Road to be looked after and well-used after sixth formers move out later this year.

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Tom FitzPatrick

Fears have been voiced that some of the county’s most important archaeological finds could be lost forever if amateur fossil hunters fail to record them.

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Sarah Butikofer

A project to raise £35,000 and repair the bell tower at Fakenham Junior School is on course to meet its target, after being launched four months ago.

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Fakenham Junior School

The biggest classic car club in Norfolk marks a major milestone this year.

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North Norfolk District Council

Notable characters who helped shape Norfolk’s tradition of rebellion, radicalism and scepticism will feature in a series of lectures.

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It started out as a retirement opportunity, taking pleasure in a love of trains - but turned into a role running one of the country’s most successful heritage lines.

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North Norfolk District Council

As workplaces go it has to be one of the most impressive.

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Exmouth lifeboat station, on the River Exe Estuary, is set to receive a new inshore lifeboat next month.

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From the rise and fall of the Norwich skyline to the rolling Wensum Valley - there’s all manner of breath taking vistas around our region.

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London

A landowner trying to protect the nearby village of Great Ryburgh from floodwaters unearthed one of the most significant archaeological finds in Norfolk’s history.

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The moment when paganism and Christianity collided in our county may have been uncovered with the “dramatic” discovery of 81 uniquely preserved burial plots that could date back 1,400 years.

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