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The EDP says...Prince who preserved Norfolk and Suffolk’s history sets an example to future generations

Prince Frederick Duleep Singh in 1897. Picture: Archant Library

Prince Frederick Duleep Singh in 1897. Picture: Archant Library

Not many people will have heard of Prince Frederick Duleep Singh.

But whether you know about him or not, he is one of the most significant figures in Norfolk and Suffolk’s history.

Growing up on the Elveden Estate, he devoted his life to preserving this area’s heritage.

The people of Norfolk and Suffolk owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his tireless work in saving important landmarks in Norwich, starting a museum in Thetford and collecting countless documents and artefacts that would allow historians to understand the past many years later.

It was therefore great to see the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life giving Prince Frederick the recognition he deserves this weekend.

He sets an example for future generations. Let’s hope someone today is inspired to follow in his footsteps and make a similar contriibution.

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