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As Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone turns 20, we take a look back at the ways in which the series has been celebrated in Norfolk over the years.

It dates back to King John’s time - but this year the Aldborough fair in north Norfolk was a ‘no’ show.

A museum which commemorates one of the darkest periods of East Anglia’s History is celebrating two landmark anniversaries this year.

One of the most famous objects in British history - the musket ball that killed Nelson - is coming to Norfolk.

He was the most famous scientist of the 20th century - and in 1933 he sought refuge in North Norfolk.

A training and volunteering scheme aimed at giving ex-service personnel a chance to gain new skills and widen their social horizons was launched on the North Norfolk Railway at the weekend.

He was known and loved as S’Arry... one of the greatest and most colourful characters ever to walk the streets of Norwich.

Long-serving groundsman Alan Hall kept Dereham Town’s football pitch in such tip-top condition that higher league clubs such as Stoke, Wolves and Fulham deemed it good enough for training sessions.

The longstanding tenant of an historic bridge house in Norwich has called for it to be protected after the council revealed it could be demolished.

Nothing epitomises the north Norfolk coast quite like Cromer Pier.

A charismatic driving force behind the success of the Royal Norfolk Show will be remembered with a Grand Ring tribute at next week’s event.

As North Norfolk basks in one of the hottest weeks of the year, an amateur archaeologist believes he may have unearthed the site of a Stone Age barbecue.

From Jem Mace to the Walsh boys and from Ginger Sadd to Jon Thaxton....Norfolk has produced, and still is producing talented and tough boxers.

Work is due to re-start on building a JD Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston tomorrow after construction was halted when workmen discovered a crypt on the site.

About 200 people attended a summer party held to raise awareness of an association that helps parishes develop play areas.

With just over a month to go until a new exhibition celebrating Admiral Lord Nelson opens in Norwich, two Norfolk businesses have announced their sponsorship of the event.

It was a train station that served the town of Gorleston for nearly 70 years as passengers and freight travelled between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

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

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the fire-bombing of St Nicholas Church in Great Yarmouth, which resulted in its virtual destruction.

A special flag to mark Armed Forces Day has been raised outside of Great Yarmouth Town Hall, honouring the nation’s troops.

A celebration of 150 years of the RNLI in Sheringham will take place on Sunday, July 16.

It is a book, launched today, which delves deeper than any other into the fascinating history of Norwich - and tells the story of the ground beneath our feet.

A statue of Hunstanton’s founding father has been unveiled with Victorian-inspired activities to mark the occasion.

Fascinating stories telling the history of a north Norfolk town are on show at a church for the foreseeable future.

It’s an unusual sight in Cromer town centre - so a 1943 jeep attracted plenty of admiring glances from onlookers.

In 1844 Norfolk entered a new transport age with the opening of its first railway line.

Many have dreamed of becoming a lord or lady of the manor and now for some it could become a reality.

A flag will be raised in King’s Lynn to commemorate servicemen and veterans on British Armed Forces Day.

The future of community groups in Aylsham has been secured after the town council completed the sale of their closure-threatened meeting place.

A haven for history and wildlife, Burgh Castle fort’s tranquil setting has long been a magnet for dog walkers and nature lovers.

A blue plaque is to be unveiled at Norwich Arts Centre after the venue was picked as one of nearly 50 places and people to have influenced the UK’s musical landscape.

A village church is holding a village fete which will have a medieval feel to it.

The pavilion in a Norwich park is to be turned into a cafe, which will be the first time the listed building has opened its doors for more than a decade.

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.

Colemans of Norwich. Yes Colemans with an e, not Colmans the mustard people... this was the factory where they made a drink which kept millions of people across the world on their toes.

Dozens of descendants of a Great Yarmouth man whose two daughters were hung as witches have crossed the Atlantic Ocean for a family reunion.

Dozens of descendants of a Great Yarmouth man whose two daughters who were hung as witches have crossed the Atlantic Ocean for a family reunion.

Almost £1m is being spent on a period revamp of a unique stately home.

Back for another recording-breaking 40th year, the Cromer Pier Show is now the only ‘End-of-the-Pier’ summer variety show in the world.

Hundreds of people came out to experience a slice of the Big Apple at the Old Buckenham Airfield.

Every year hundreds of the mobile homes make the trip to our coastline as holiday makers look to enjoy our sunny beaches or explore the broads. These pictures show the heritage of caravanning across our region and look at how they have changed throughout the years.

The Old Buckenham Airfield will be bringing a piece of the stateside back to Norfolk with The American Fly show.

It is a resort that sees large crowds of people enjoy the summer weather, its sandy beach and a wide range of attractions and amusements every year.

The beauty of the Broads has for centuries inspired authors to pen some of the world’s most famous books. Now literature lovers can uncover the origins behind some of the titles through two trails showcasing the region’s rich history.

A life-sized statue of Hunstanton’s founding father now stands proudly on the Green.

Mystery surrounds the motives of a group of more than 30 passengers and crew who travelled under different identities aboard the ill-fated Titanic.

When HMS Grove, a British warship, was hit by two German torpedoes she sank quickly taking two officers and 108 mariners with her.

Country skills, animals and crafts will be showcased at the 26th Euston Rural Pastimes event.

It is a grandstand that has offered Bloaters fans a perfect view to watch their football team win, lose and draw thousands of games.

There are many stories to be told about how the names of our streets, roads, courts, yards and housing developments came about... but none quite so strange as to why a trio of tower blocks on the Heartsease in Norwich were given their names.

The people of Great Yarmouth have gathered to pay their respects to the thousands of troops who lost their lives liberating Europe.

Every effort should be made to preserve and protect Norfolk’s abundance of historical buildings and sites from the “tragedy” of decay, tourism and heritage officials said.

Volunteers have been using the same kind of tools once used by 19th century navvies to lay Southwold’s first new railway line in 88 years.

Take a trip down memory lane with our A-Z of Norfolk and Suffolk’s towns and villages. Continuing with H, we take a brief look at the history of Holt.

Seventy-three summers ago, in the pre-dawn hours, planes rumbled down runways, gliders and paratroopers slipped through the sky, an armada turned the Channel black with ships and more than 150,000 brave souls set off towards a tiny sliver of sand upon which hung the course of freedom and history.

A village is set to showcase a new sign thanks to a grant from a tourism body promoting the borough of Great Yarmouth.

It was a bombing that rocked Great Yarmouth to its core and saw its landmark church gutted by German bombs.

The rich heritage of north Norfolk’s seafaring folk is the focus of an exhibition of traditional fishermen’s ganseys running at Sheringham’s Mo Museum.

The ‘Sherlock Effect’ will be coming to Norfolk when a huge collection of the author’s first editions go under the hammer in Aylsham.

Volunteers rebuilding an historic Norfolk fishing vessel hope to float their boat next month.

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