Village Halls. Pictured: Ranworth village hall. Sate: May 1985. Picture: EDP Library

From the archives: Village halls at the centre of local life

The village hall is one of the most important and prized buildings in the local community. Often built, run and maintained by villagers, village halls represent the spirit of a place and form part of a wider network of community buildings dedicated to a wide array of local uses. Here are a few pictures from the EDP’s archive over the years.

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A Holocaust Memorial Day service being held at Caister Borough Cemetery.
January 2015.

Picture: James Bass

Photo Gallery: Thousands commemorate the Holocaust in a memorial day across Britain

Standing shoulder to shoulder in silent sorrow – this was the scene in thousands of towns and cities across Britain as the nation marked Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Sheringham Park
CArl Chapman runs Norfolk Safaris where he takes people on tailor made trips around the country looking at flora and fauna
For:EDP
Copy:Stacia Briggs

Simon Barnes: Taking a walk on the wild side with Carl opened my eyes to beautiful visitors

If you stand in a good Norfolk wind for a while you don’t want to raise your hands to your face. That’s because you fear you’d discover that all the flesh has been flayed off and the bones of your skull were all that’s left. Not that you’d be able to feel anything with your hands.

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Norwich railway workers.  Conductor-guard, Mr N E Adcock on the Sheringham to Norwich line. Date: Jan 1967. Picture: EDP Library

Gallery: Meet the workers who kept Norwich’s railways running

Norwich’s railway network in the 1950s and 1960s was a hub of activity.

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