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They were born and brought up on contrasting continents thousands of miles apart and were forced to spend a year apart because of war.

A £2.7m bid to upgrade St George’s Guildhall in King’s Lynn has been rejected by the Heritage Lottery Fund after they said they will not be supporting the project.

More memories of Chuck Berry’s concert at a village on the north Norfolk coast have resurfaced.

Wymondham Heritage Museum will hold its official opening for its new season on Monday, March 27.

In the market for a touch of nostalgia...

Its factories, farms and railways have been the places where its people have toiled for decades.

A popular series of audio/visual presentations showcasing the history of a north Norfolk market town returns next month.

A new video shows how Norwich Castle will be transformed following a major project to return the keep back to its former glory as a medieval palace.

A steam engine making its way to the North Norfolk Railway travelled through the region on Thursday.

Newcomers to Wymondham are being offered a chance to sample some of the history and heritage of the town at a special newcomers’ event.

The chairman of a group working to open a permanent museum in Watton has said it has “taken longer” than expected but progress is being made.

To celebrate Spring being officially in the air we take a look at some sheep from years gone by.

This month’s object is a Victorian pin cushion in the shape of a six-pointed star.

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.

A village is appealing to the community for help in finding the original designer of its iconic village sign.

Most of the courts and yards which criss-crossed Norwich of old have gone...but the memories live on.

A new display celebrating the life and artistic legacy of Olive Edis is to open at Cromer Museum on March 29.

Campaigners are raising money to buy a bench to remember one of King’s Lynn’s most enigmatic figures.

There was a time, long before these days of the selfie, when people would dress up in their Sunday best and take themselves off to one of the many photographic studios across the city to have their pictures taken.

Scientists are studying the DNA of a centuries-old tree - to see if it could have been planted by Pocahontas.

The most famous workhouse song has to be “Food, Glorious Food” sung by Oliver Twist and his fellow starving urchins in the musical adaptation of Dickens’ fictional tale of Victorian London.

From circus workshops to entertaining reenactments, these are just two of more than 50 free events which have been unveiled to celebrate Norwich’s medieval churches.

Did Norwich stop being a great city after 1750?

Glass with class: A profile of some of the craftspeople from our archives

A set of stairs which are being constructed on a 12th century motte in Thetford has caused quite a stir with some people labelling them “horrid” and “horrendous”.

A Suffolk punch led a parade through town to commemorate its horsey history.

New homes and jobs are set to be created by a five-year vision to breathe new life into historic parts of King’s Lynn.

A 60-year-old steam locomotive is expected to make its way through East Anglia next week on its way to a heritage railway.

For nearly 30 years John Holmes dedicated his life to documenting the history of Lowestoft.

A former air base in north Norfolk at the centre of plans for redevelopment is to be preserved in its current state to protect its heritage, residents have been told.

Banks, whether you love them or hate them, they are the cornerstones of our lives.

With the rise in online banking more and more are closing down around us so we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane to the days where note-dispensing machines were new and contactless was only a pipe dream.

Holkham Hall has been honoured at a heritage awards ceremony, following its multi-million pound refurbishment.

The search is on for new and interesting locations to feature in this year’s Heritage Open Days programme in Broadland.

Power generated from a scenic lake is set to heat one of the country’s grandest stately homes.

Ancient and medieval coins found in rural Norfolk have been declared to be treasure by a coroner at Norfolk Coroner’s Court in Norwich.

It caused what would today be equivalent to £5bn worth of damage, and British industry took a 10pc output hit.

It was the only scout group in Lowestoft which continued throughout the Second World War.

A project to restore kneeling cushions at a former church is looking for volunteers.

It was big news for the Eastern Daily Press in 1946.

Visitors to Downham Grange stepped back into the 1950s on Saturday during the care home’s open day.

It is a building steeped in a Norfolk town’s deepest and darkest history.

She was a tall, elegant woman in a black suit and a golden scarf around her neck...here was Yvonne Marsh in her 80s and making her last appearance at Norwich Theatre Royal where she was once the most glamorous principal boy of them all.

Steel doors thick enough to withstand a nuclear blast are unlikely to open for the forseeable future.

A Norfolk village is continuing with its centenary commemorations of The Great War by remembering the life of a serviceman from the parish who died 100 years ago.

A former headteacher will talk about her career and her life at Holt library as part of an ongoing series of events called ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’.

For centuries it proudly hung high above of one of Great Yarmouth’s oldest pubs. However, the coat of arms of the Kings Arms on Northgate Street has seen better days.

Wings outstretched, suspended between heaven and earth they have served as glorious guardians for more than 500 years.

A crowd gathered in Diss today as Dad’s Army and Eastenders star Ian Lavender opened the town museum for its new season.

We’ve put together a selection of photographs of Waterloo Park going all the way back to the 1950s.

March sees the final re-launch of the acclaimed and award winning video documentary ‘The Winter of 47, A Countdown to Disaster’.

A fun session of colouring archive images is being held at Suffolk Record Office in Lowestoft,

If the walls of your house could talk they would probably have a few stories to tell about long-gone residents and the building’s previous uses.

Residents of the Great Yarmouth area are being invited to the general meeting of the Great Yarmouth Twinning Association on Wednesday, March 22, at 7.30pm.

It is perhaps the most famous ship that ever took to the seas.

Many people are so keen to trace their family history that they are prepared to go the extra mile.

A new campaign is being launched to build a memorial for Norfolk’s forgotten heroes.
More than 700 air crew who flew from RAF Downham Market were shot down and killed in the Second World War.

A £500,000 funding application is being submitted to the Arts Council England to refurbish the interior of the historic St George’s Guildhall.

History enthusiasts are being asked to support a Norwich fundraising campaign to raise £5,000 to help preserve a huge flag given to the city by Norfolk’s most famous son.

Gallery: What We Wore

Curated from the EDP archive, the exhibition takes you on a journey through the real fashions worn over six decades from wartime Britain in the age of grunge.

Students from the Douglas Bader school helped plant 100 beech trees at the former RAF Coltishall memorial garden at Badersfield.

The administrator of civic watchdog The Norwich Society is to leave the post in the summer, with the organisation planning a shake-up of roles.

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