Get the bunting out!

Communities across the county are organising a wide range of events to celebrate Norfolk Day on Thursday July 27.

Attleborough will be buzzing as the town's recently-formed retail group holds a craft market and other activities in Queen's Square. 

There will be a busker and various stalls with crafts and producers from the town and across Norfolk.

The group will also be announcing the winners of the Flower Trail Colouring Competition that they did in conjunction with Attleborough Primary and Rosecroft Schools.

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Meanwhile, Glaven Caring in Blakeney are celebrating Norfolk Week as well as specifically Norfolk Day.

They are a charity providing day care and companionship to the elderly of the local community and will soon celebrate their 50th year.

Glaven have a pianist visiting will be playing traditional Norfolk pieces for the clients, who will then be treated to lunch of a very Norfolk theme - beef stew and Norfolk Dumplings with creamed potatoes, cabbage and carrots, followed by Norfolk shortcake with local strawberries.

Staff and clients will also be playing traditional Norfolk games and putting together a Norfolk Quiz.

Admin assistant Steph Hunter said: "It is very important to us to mark events and occasions such as this and we have had a few opportunities this last year with the Coronation etc.

"We are also constantly striving to keep our profile raised in order that those in need are aware of our continued presence and that those who could benefit from our services are reached."

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A free special talk to celebrate Norfolk Day will be held at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich.

Dr Rob Knee, in the guise of Sir Robert Hunter, will relate the remarkable life of Octavia Hill, who co-founded the National Trust.

Any donations on the day will go to the charity of the year Priscilla Bacon Hospice.

The event is only bookable through Eventbrite  

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First Bus has been celebrating by asking people for memories about Norfolk and what they love about living in the county.

They are collating these alongside some other historical pieces and submissions from staff to create a community display.

Medical volunteers are planning to celebrate Norfolk Day in style by hosting a free event.

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) is hosting the open day between 10am and 4pm, at its headquarters on Hall Lane in Dereham.

On the day, people can meet the team of volunteers, learn CPR, see inside the base and the response vehicles, and get a free blood pressure check.

NARS chairman, Chris Neil, added: “We wanted to get involved with Norfolk Day as Norfolk’s emergency medical charity and also open up our base to the public to see what we do. 

“The chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac in the UK is between 7-10pc and anything we can do to increase that is important by teaching the CPR to the public.”

The centre is a few minutes’ walk along Greens Road from Roys. People attending the NARS event are allowed to park at Roys.

NARS has a team of around 50 volunteer doctors, nurses, critical care paramedics, paramedics and first responders attending around 1,500 999 calls every year in Norfolk and was established back in 1970.

*Don't miss our special Norfolk Day 8-page pullout in the EDP on Tuesday July 25.

It will have a personal message from Norfolk's Lord Lieutenant Lady Dannatt, a great Norfolk Day quiz and a look ahead to events across the county.