Joe Stirling was the only survivor of an entire family wiped out in Nazi Germany. He found refuge in Britain and went on to serve his adopted city as a charity fundraiser and Sheriff of Norwich. He died this week aged 95.
After kayaking some of Norfolk's tiny Dilham canal we were ready for our next canal adventure - abroad, by bike and including chancing upon two Norfolk exiles running a fabulous B&B deep in the French countryside.
Farmer and preacher Alec Garrard devoted the last 20 years of his life to building the recreation of Herod's temple. The astonishing testament to his faith and skill once brought visitors from around the world to the Waveney Valley.