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Monday, July 17, 2017
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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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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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He is the most decorated lifeboatman in RNLI history and served for 53 years on lifeboats in Cromer.

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John Lee

These stunning archive pictures showcase Norfolk’s love of cycling from years gone by.

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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

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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