DATE; 1950

It was a much loved Norwich cinema in days gone by, where many will have watched their first film or gone on their first date.

Sheringham Viking Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Families turned out in force in Sheringham to watch a horde of horned helmet-wearing Norsemen stage pitched battles in the town centre as part of this year’s Scira Viking festival.

Whiteface Woodland Sheep were at The Forum in Norwich, as part of Makers Month. Pictured is Esme Harrison. Picture: Ian Burt

Three whitefaced woodland sheep were special guests outside The Forum in Norwich today for the Makers’ Month festival.

Duke Street Library, 1954. Picture: Archant Archive

1. Children using the Duke Street Library in a picture taken around April 1954.

Drawing and account of a boat trip on the Broads, dated 1861. Photo: Norfolk Record Office.

From diaries to maps to photographs - people will be able to look at some unique pieces of Norfolk history in a new exhibition opening on Monday.

A rooftop view of King's Lynn's historic quarter. Picture: Ian Burt

Seven good causes are set to share in a £4,000 windfall from King’s Lynn Town Guides.

Wymondham Remembrance Day in 2015. Dawn Jessett, front, second from right, is showin lowering the standard of the Wymondham Royal British Legion, Ladies' Branch. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

For decades, it has been a symbol of service, charity and community spirit.

Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Sonya Duncan.

A town council is to carry out a survey to assess community engagement and wellbeing in relation to planned development works.

St John's Church, Yarmouth is home to a new Art Installation with every day objects haning from the church ceiling.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It’s an eerie exhibition that looks like something in the running for the prestigious Turner Prize.

The Flag of the french ship Le Genereux, which was captured by Nelson is to go on display at Norwich Castle. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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

The Norfolk Motorcycle Museum in North Walsham is run by father and son team George and Steve Harmer. 
Pictures: Sonya Duncan

It started out as just one man’s collection, but it now attracts visitors from all over the world.

Sheringham railway station. Picture: Ian Burt

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

George and Emma Green in their garden at The Plantation in 1920. Photo: Bob Bagshaw: Echoes of Old Norfolk

He was born 170 years ago, he had a garden like no other which is now making the news...and thousands of boys and girls rode on his horse in the middle of Norwich.

The Guildhall of St George. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

A leisure trust has agreed to donate £10,000 towards the restoration of King’s Lynn’s historic Guildhall of St George.

Abba, in April, 1974. Photo: PA

Abba, The Beatles, Elvis, Elbow... would they be among your all-time favourites? Let us know

Yarmouth Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Bird, unveils a plaque to commemorate the life of John Berney Crome who lived on King Street, Yarmouth.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A pair of blue plaques have been unveiled in Great Yarmouth to celebrate the lives and contributions of a entrepreneur and an artist.

Mr and Mrs Fred Vivian and their 18-year-old son with their Singer Gazelle, dated 19th January 1961. Photo: Archant Library

Here, we’ve pulled together a collection from down the decades.

Queen Boudicca (Molly Housego of Black Knight Historical) at the Iceni round house at Pulham Primary School with some of her warriors. From left, back, ten-year-olds Dylan Richards, Nicolas Navarro, and Monty Gascoyne. Front, Isabel Navarro, eight; and Mason Gallivan, nine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It’s a unique school project - 2,000 years in the making.

Dancing in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich. Photo: Archant Library

Chapelfield bandstand has been a popular city landmark for many years. Here are a selection of photos showing it in its evolving surroundings.

About 100 Freemen gathered at The Forum in Norwich for the launch of a series of events and projects to mark the 700th anniversary of the Freemen of Norwich. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

There were special celebrations in the city today as a series of events and projects were launched to mark the 700th anniversary of the Freemen of Norwich.

The Red Mount Chapel in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

They say an ancient castle once stood on the site of the Red Mount Chapel.

Keith Skipper.

Norfolk champion Keith Skipper will be the master of ceremonies when blue plaques honouring a trio of town greats are unveiled in Cromer later this month.

Library image of the Star Hotel in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Sonya Duncan

The future of an iconic quayside hotel is looking brighter as plans have been submitted to restore it to its former glory.

What's in a name? Logo. By Annette Hudson

Stories about how street names come about can get changed over the centuries and once they are printed in newspapers and books they tend to get repeated over and over again.

Freemen of Norwich ceremony at City Hall.

It is made up of generations of families and apprentices from across all trades and dates back 700 years. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE looks at the Freeman of Norwich on its landmark birthday.

Itteringham community shop. Picture: David Bale

A campaign has been launched to save a community-run shop that has been a fixture in a Norfolk village since the 17th century.

The Seahenge central stump at Lynn Museum. Picture: Ian Burt

At the click of a button, users can get up close with ultra-high resolution images including sketches and paintings by artist Henry Baines and a gold coin hoard found in a cow bone at Sedgeford.

The Heigham Park grass tennis courts which the city council are proposing to turn into all weather courts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The last grass tennis courts left in Norwich’s public parks could be removed to make way for new all-weather courts - sparking split opinions on the merits of such a change.

The famous snails at Great Yarmouth's Joyland are looking smart ready for this year's season after undergoing a paint job. Photo: Michael Cole

They are one of Great Yarmouth’s most well-loved attractions, and thanks to a new lick of paint they are looking spick and span ahead of the holiday season.

David Bussey, art historian, enjoying the splendour of the Royal Arcade, which he is to give a talk on including the history and decorative design. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A talk looking at the history of Norwich’s Victorian Royal Arcade will focus on the decorative work enjoyed by hundreds every day.

The King's Lynn Mart 2016 at night. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The fair has traditionally been held in the Tuesday Market Place for more than 800 years.

The King and his Queen

It is 65 years since the front page of the ‘late final’ edition of the Ipswich Evening Star proclaimed THE KING IS DEAD as flags were lowered to half-mast and theatres shut for the day.

The Plantation Gardens in Norwich. Pic: ANTONY KELLY .

Two days of underground tests at Norwich’s Plantation Garden, following concerns over sinkholes in the area, have been completed.

The mechanical cricket stumps which are being auctioned. Pic: Knight's Sporting Auctions.

This peculiar piece of cricket equipment, which a Norfolk auctioneer is putting under the hammer next week, has left experts stumped.

Scottow Enterprise Park, formerly RAF Coltishall. Picture: Mike Page

A stalled scheme to build homes at the former RAF Coltishall site could be revived.

Lowestoft Museum is set to open this Easter and has a new collection of postcards and period costumes.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Museum trustees have written to Waveney District Council outlining their concerns over proposals to transfer the museum building and some of its collection to new parish and town councils from April.

Prince of Wales road, Norwich, 1st December, 1965. Picture: Archant Library

We’ve been digging through our archives and have unearthed this tricky quiz from way back when. So how well do you know Norwich? Let’s find out...

Norfolk Record Office.

Norfolk history groups and community archives can learn how to explore and record the history of their local area by joining a conference at Norfolk Record Office.

Mr. Shirtcliffe riding his 1869 boneshaker. Photo: Archant Library

Bicycles looked very different from those sold in most shops today. These photos take a look back at just how they have evolved over the years.

Team rector 
Edward Rennar, with regeneration coordinator Emma Healey and Rev Jan Bunday inside St Mary's Church in Halesworth. 
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

An urgent appeal has been launched to raise £10,000 to protect the medieval window at a Halesworth church.

1. Initially lined with fine houses, this photograph looking up the road from the river is dated 1901.

Prince of Wales Road has significantly changed over the years, seeing many businesses come and go. These photos take a look at just how much it has evolved over the past 100 years.

Restoration Men � after successfully placing the boiler, firebox and smokebox back in Jurassic�s frames, the team (from left to right): Simon Coxon (Hi-Ab driver and operator);  Jim Smith (Trust secretary); Paul Walkinshaw (Trust treasurer); Richard Shepherd (Trust chairman).Peter Balderston (project volunteer and former secretary). Picture: Dave Enefer/LCLR

A historic steam locomotive is on track to return to service later this year after being dismantled and then painstakingly-restored by the team behind the North Norfolk Railway.

Miriam Flower is the last surviving child of the founder of the Aldiss department store in Fakenham. She has just celebrated her 100th birthday. Picture: Courtesty of Tim Aldiss

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

Aerial view of the village of Needham, near Harleston. 
Photo: Angela Sharpe

Ideas for a community park will be discussed at a family fun day in the village of Needham, near Harleston.

Ketts Heights, a hidden gem in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

A group set up to breathe new life into a hidden gem in Norwich will hold their first annual meeting next week.

The memorial to victims of the 1953 floods in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

A memorial to 31 victims of the 1953 floods looks set to be staying put.

Matthew Parr-Burman. Picture: Ian Burt

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.

Sheringham's crier Andrew Cunningham Brown with his old bell. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

It is a role that is all about grabbing attention - so when the tinkle of town crier Andrew Cunningham-Brown’s bell proved a touch on the subdued side he decided it was time to ring the changes.

Peter Tallon with his newly published book The Lion and the Lily.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Peter Tallon may have risen to director of a multi-million pound company in his work as a geologist.

Wymondham heritage museum.  Photo: Bill Smith

A call has been made for more people to volunteer at one of the area’s biggest drawcards - the Wymondham Heritage Museum.

Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

On January 30, 1649, King Charles I was taken to a scaffold specially erected outside the banqueting hall at Whitehall and executed. His death sentence for treason was passed by an angry parliament after a bloody civil war that set friends against friends, brothers against brothers and crown against state.

Dagenham evacuees arrive at Lowestoft. Their story features in a book by Gillian Mawson entitled Voices from the Past: Britain’s Wartime Evacuees

Thousands of children were evacuated from London to Lowestoft during the Second World War but all that changed just a year later amid fears the east coast was a target for German invasion.

The Yarmouth Hutch contains archive material from the borough's civic history. Photo: George Ryan

A researcher has shone fresh light on a town’s identity and history.

Doreen Johnson is reunited with the 8A in Thailand. Picture: Glenn Johnson

When holidaying abroad for the first time at the age of 88, Doreen Johnson had no idea quite what to expect.

A photograph c1912 of the

A major touring exhibition about the ill-fated Titanic is set to dock at the Time and Tide Museum later this year, just as the epic disaster movie celebrates 20 years.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Rolling Stones' Norwich Gaumont gig on April 25 1964.

Trevor Heaton looks back at the days when a young band called the Rolling Stones packed out venues across East Anglia - and talks to a man who booked them.

North Walsham Market Place in the 1950s. Picture: LES EDWARDS

The massive online popularity of a town’s archive group has prompted chiefs to share the enthusiasm it generates with those who do not have access to a computer.

The storm surge may have unlocked some more secrets to the area's past at West Runton beach.

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.

Wherries sailing along the River Ant at How Hill. Picture: James Bass

As the first sunlight shimmers across the sea towards Ness Point, another day dawns in East Anglia. Seeing sunrise from the most easterly point in the country is just one of the joys of childhood which can only be experienced in this region. And each new day might then range from the vast beaches and peerless piers of Norfolk and Suffolk, through fun traditions and traditional fun, to evenings under star-filled skies.

The gates at Auschwitz. Picture: HMD Trust

Today, on Holocaust Memorial Day we look at the importance of remembering not only the wartime victims of concentration campincluding Auschwitz-Birkenau, but also those killed in genocides since.

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