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Durrants Auction Rooms are set to auction off five uinique longcase clocks.
Bev Baker from Durrants with the clocks.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

On the face of it, a clock is just something that tells the time. But these ones are special - and time is running out if you want to buy one.

Cromer Pier: An East Anglian treasure.

Ian Collins tells the story of much-loved Cromer Pier.

The King's Head Hotel building in Bungay. Picture: Archant.

Officers from the Heritage Lottery Fund have visited Bungay to find out more about the ambitious King’s Head Hotel and castle project.

“New road designs are shortly to be unveiled for the “Heritage Triangle” area of Diss, including St Nicholas Street, Market Hill, and the section of Market Place that connects them.

A major project to make Diss pedestrian-friendly and attract more visitors to the town will start in April, it has been revealed.

Gravedigger William King, from Dereham, in Pentney church yard where he found the six Anglo Saxon brooches.

More details have emerged about one of Norfolk’s most intriguing archaeological finds.

I <3 Norwich exhibition. Picture: David Jones

The architecture and history of our fine city is being showcased in a new exhibition - titled ‘I Love Norwich’.

View from the top of Havenbridge House looking south. October 2015.  Picture: James Bass

Anne Edwards tells the story of Great Yarmouth’s Haven Bridge.

Norwich Streets -- U 

Unthank Road and shops

Dated -- 3 June 1988

Photograph -- C5450

Memories of a Norwich ironmongers have flooded in as a bid was launched to have it named a listed building.

A wartime artefact discovered by Hemsby Lifeboat crew. Picture: Dan Hurd

A piece of history has been uncovered in what has been an eventful few days for Hemsby Lifeboat Crew.

How well do you know Norwich's car parks - old and new? Take our quiz to find out.

Once upon a time Norwich made space for a host of small and medium-sized car parks throughout the city centre, but how many do you recognise?

A stamp featuring Grime's Graves near Thetford, one of eight being released in Royal Mail's Ancient Britain set showing iconic sites and artefacts from prehistoric Britain. Picture by Royal Mail

An ancient Norfolk landmark is to be shared around the country as Royal Mail releases a set of stamps celebrating objects and sites from British prehistory.

Prefab homes at Lancaster Avenue, Fakenham (Picture: Archant)

Erected during the post-war housing shortage, these prefabs at Lancaster Avenue, Fakenham, were due to be demolished and replaced by permanent dwellings in early 1960.

'Aryorite?': The relaxed Norfolk way of greeting old friends.

As you will know if you’ve been around these parts for any length of time, a pretty normal thing to say if you bump into a friend on The Walk in Norwich on a Saturday morning is “Yorite?”.

Norfolk’s Photographic Treasures exhibition. Pictured: Harleston public house by Peter Lange Studio. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Heritage Centre

Some of them are faded, many are black and white but they all provide an insight into the way people in Norfolk used to work, play and live.

Carl Hutchings looking at the Pentney Brooches that are on display in the Lynn Museum. Picture: Ian Burt

Will a small exhibition a few miles from where it was found help shed light on one of Norfolk’s most intriguing archaeological finds?

Norwich car parks. Pictured: Norwich St Andrews car park FE Bidwell attendant. Date: 20 jan 1965. Picture: EDP Library

Once upon a time Norwich made space for a host of small- and medium-sized car parks throughout the city centre.

Dereham ice cream man, Brian King in his homemade igloo, 1981. Photo: Archant Library

Dereham ice cream man Brian King knew what to do when it snowed - he built an igloo.

Norwich City Hall clock tower.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A decision on whether to spend £180,000 to fix the landmark clock tower on Norwich City Hall will be made next week.

Wassailers will be blessing the apple trees in Swaffham on Saturday. Picture: Sonya Duncan

A centuries-old ceremony is being held tomorrow on Saturday to bless the trees in a community orchard.

People enjoying the spring sunshine in Chapelfield Gardens.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It is a rare green space in Norwich city centre, but this week the much-loved wooden bandstand in Chapelfield Gardens was vandalised. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE looks at how the outdoor area is used by residents, workers and visitors.

David Holgate, jazz musician and stonemason, at Norwich Cathedral where he carved the two figures either side of the West door.
 Photo: Denise Bradley.

His work adorns Norwich Cathedral and many churches across the county, and later this month an exhibition will celebrate the life and work of master craftsman and teacher David Holgate.

The Pentney Brooches. Picture: Trustees of the British Museum

Lynn Museum will be displaying two of the extraordinary Anglo-Saxon silver brooches found in the churchyard of Pentney Church in the 1970s until the end of next month.

Captain America's, Norwich. Date: Dec 2001. Picture: Archant Library

This is your captain speaking... fasten your seat belts for a glorious journey down memory lane where you will be meeting up with friends and colleagues from one of the great Norwich restaurants. Not forgetting the Skid Row bar.

The Jarrolds maintenance team taken in 1951. Frank Dunn, father of Michael Dunn who supplied this photography, is in back row extreme right. Photo: Michael Dunn

Wonderful memories of Norwich continue to flood into our new dedicated page on Facebook. The page, Norwich Remembers, now has over 3,800 members and is being used on a daily basis as a place to share old memories, post family pictures and ask questions about our fine city.

Dr Robert Knee, chairman of the Paston Society

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

One of the two Mile Cross Gardens at the junction of Aylsham Road and Suckling Avenue. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

New life is to be breathed into the historic gardens at Mile Cross, thanks to a project which has put the local community at the heart of an £88,000 revamp.

PLACES
NORSTEAD
SNOW SCENE
DATE 12TH JANUARY 1959

When icicles hung by the wall, our photographers were out and about capturing the scene.

Wildlife artist David Shepherd (second left) with Friends of Black Prince officers Ben Boggis, Mark Powley and Edmund Crosthwaite. Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE

It was his pride and joy for decades and wildlife artist David Shepherd was invited to share a nostalgic reunion with his old locomotive Black Prince.

Up the City!: We know this photograph was taken at a Norwich City match in the 1950s. But which one?



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Rosemary Dixon needs your help solving some picture posers from the EDP’s archives...

A rare Viking Thor's hammer from the archaeology collections of Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is being featured in an episode of the CBeebies show Teacup Travels created by Plum Films. Photo: © Plum Films 2016.

A Viking treasure discovered in Norfolk has a starring role in a children’s television programme teaching young children about history.

The unveiling of the South African War memorial in Norwich on November 17, 1904, commemorating 300 men from the city and county who lost their lives. Photo: Archant Library

What’s in a name?

Our city highways and byways often have names which remind us of our history and are an important link with our heritage.

They can be named after local people who made a difference and did much to help the Norwich and Norfolk over the centuries, an event at home or abroad even a trade and profession.

Norwich Castle pictured from Hay Hill through the demolished building on Gentleman's Walk.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A rare viewpoint of a Norwich historical landmark is visible for a limited time as a major shop revamp storms ahead.

Samson and Hercules ballroom. Dated late 1960's. Photo: Archant Library

Former Samson and Hercules nightclub is once again in need of a new direction after Just Lobsters closed down. Our images look back on its time as a nightclub.

Who said this about Norfolk? Picture: James Bass

Think you know your Nelson from your Nimmo Twins? Prove it here by matching up these quotes with the famous person who said it.

Hairdressers and barbers. Pictured: Enzo hairdresser. Date: 30 jul 1976. Picture: EDP Library

It’s time to catch up with readers’ comments and further information about some of my recent archive photographs. My thanks and good wishes for 2017 go to all who contacted me.

Denise Carlo and fellow objectors to the planned demolition of the former Burrell's shop on Unthank Road. Photo: Steve Adams

An appeal has been launched for anyone with information about a former ironmongers to come forward, as part of a bid for it to become a listed building.

The Man in Black (aka Richard McGreevy). Photo: Sonya Duncan
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His haunting figure is frequently seen leading people through the city’s streets on his ghost tours, and now the Man in Black has plans to tell his spooky tales in one of Norwich’s historic venues.

Trevor Eady is standing down as general manager of North Norfolk Railway after seven years. Picture: ARCHANT

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.

The camaraderie and spirit amongst British troops is captured in these rare photographs of Christmas Day in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

Thetford's Abbey Estate.  Picture: Archant archives

The impact of a mass migration into a sleepy Norfolk community is to be explored in a new artistic project.

Guess what Santa’s bringing me for Christmas! This little girl on a hobby horse was snapped in Brandon in late November. Photo: Archant Library

What would Christmas be without that childhood anticipation surrounding Santa and his sack of toys? This week I take a nostalgic look-back at Christmas 50 years ago.

CEO of the Great Hospital, Kevin Pellatt, pictured in the Eagle Ward, who is leaving after almost ten years. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

With its picturesque cloisters and ancient church, the Great Hospital, in the heart of the city, is a key part of Norwich’s history.

Dragon Hall Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich is set to become the national centre for writing after a final pot of funding towards the project was confirmed.

Shirley Watton commissioned a special Mid Norfolk Railway train to her wedding in Thuxton.  Couples could soon be able to get married at Dereham station. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Instead of changing platforms, couples could soon be exchanging vows at one of Norfolk’s heritage railways.

Moss Banks Productions is presenting a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at St John Maddermarket Church, in Norwich. Photo: Pepper Thornton.

Charles Dickens’ classic tale of A Christmas Carol is taking to the stage in a Norwich church.

Paul Henry and the Pattern brothers with the cast of Dick Wittington for the 1983 Theatre Royal Panto. Photo: Archant Library

Taking a look back at Norwich Theatre Royal pantos of the past

Orford Place taken a year or so before the war with the tram regulating building in the centre. The Curl Brothers building in the background was blitzed during the war and the site used as a large static water tank.  The Curls building was rebuilt around 1959 and later changed its name to Debenhams. Photo: Archant Library

Norwich Remembers Facebook group has now hit 2500 members but we’re still looking for more local people to join our growing community

Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls’ House will be at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery from March 4 2017 to June 25 2017.
Pictured is Tate Baby House, England, 1760. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

From a celebration of dolls’ houses to an exhibition about Admiral Lord Nelson to a show featuring the art of Rembrandt – there is lots for visitors to look forward to at Norwich Castle in 2017.

Jewish Mortuary Chapel at Earlham Cemetery. Piicture:Northmetpit/Historic England

An unassuming chapel in a Norwich cemetery has been highlighted as one of the most fascinating places in the country.

Christmas parties. Pictured: Yarmouth Grenville Place Xmas party. Date: 20 dec 1976. Picture: EDP Library

Tis the season to be jolly, as these lively archive photos from Christmas 1976.

A new heritage trail is due to open in Holt next year. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A new heritage trail revealing the history and hidden secrets of Holt is flying forward with a £10,000 funding boost.

A view of part of the Paupers' Graveyard in Aylsham. Picture: WENDY SADLER

An overgrown, long-forgotten piece of land where more than 500 people are buried is set to be turned into a place of heritage and tranquility.

Houghton Hall room attendant Jane Osbaldeston is retiring after 40 years. Picture: Ian Burt

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

Norwich Castle.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk Museums Service has been held up as a great example of partnership working in a new report out today looking at funding and the arts.

Bells are set to peel again from Marsham Church which has received a £15,000 grant from the National Churches Trust to pay for urgent repairs to the tower. Picture: NATIONAL CHURCHES  TRUST

Bells are set to peal again from a medieval church thanks to a Christmas funding boost.

North Norfolk Railway visit. Pictured is the Boiler Room at Weybourne Railway Station. Pictured are (from left) Peter Phillips, Jon Sneade, Ollie Monday and Robert Andrews. Picture: Ian Burt

It combines an award winning visitor attraction with a hub of heavy engineering.

The exterior of  the house at 9 Town Green, Wymondham. Photo: ANDREA KIRKHAM

A extraordinary series of heraldic wall paintings have been discovered in Wymondham’s oldest surviving building.

What a grand factory it was, –the Caley Chapel Field Works in Norwich. Picture: Romance of a Business House

There was a time when factories or work-places were called business houses and these pictures from a book written by Herbert Leeds and handed out to customers, workers and friends, by the chocolate makers Caleys many years ago.

Thatcher's Needle on Park Road in Diss. Picture: Kate Royall

Heritage campaigners and small traders are celebrating after a bid to build four large shops in Diss was dismissed by a planning inspector.

Kindra Jones with her new book, Norwich in 100 Dates.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Norwich historian and author - who immerses herself into the past through costumes and performances - has released a book documenting Norwich in 100 dates.

Dr Will Bowden, front, at the Roman town of Venta Icenorum. Picture: Denise Bradley

The Roman town at Caistor St Edmund was up to three times larger than was previously thought, a new dig has revealed.

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