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East Anglia at War

Over the four years of the centenary of the First World War, this site will be bringing you extensive coverage of the commemorations, as well as stories from the conflict.

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Remarkable images of a wartime batallion which patrolled the Suffolk coast on their bicycles have sold for thousands at auction.

Extraordinary photos of a cycling batallion which patrolled the coastline during the First World War are set to go up for auction.

The journey home of martyr and heroine Edith Cavell is being retraced, a century on, as part of twin commemorations in Westminster Abbey and Norwich Cathedral.

It commemorates the life of a prominent former lord of the manor.

She was a Norfolk heroine who helped more than 200 soldiers escape from occupied Belgium during the First World War.

The name of a serviceman killed during the First World War is to be added to a Norfolk village war memorial as part of its renovation.

To mark 100 years since Edith Cavell'S body was reburied at Norwich Cathedral, ALAN TUTT of Cromer Museum looks back at the life and legacy of the renowned Norfolk nurse who gave her life for the freedom of others.

Tribute has been paid to a Norfolk village's First World War sacrifice in the form of a new church window, depicting a Tommy.

A new scheme will honour the memory of those who gave their lives fighting for their country during the First World War.

It is a name that has been synonymous with a town for more than a century.

A First World War memorial stained glass window has been refitted at a Norfolk church after a £100,000 refurbishment.

Victims of a military disaster exactly 140 years ago, remembered in a poem by Rudyard Kipling, would have lived in Norwich

These shots offer fascinating insight into the dozens of shipwrecks scattered across the waterways of Lowestoft and Oulton Broad.

From pre-printing press to post-modernism, Britain has nurtured waves of wonderful writers. Rowan Mantell finds just a few of the ways they have 
celebrated the country in words.

The queen of dancing will be in Norwich next month to honour the former king of the dance world more than a century ago...Norwich-born Vernon Castle.

Hundreds of militaria items dating back to the First World War are set to be sold at one of the biggest auctions of its kind.

Names and messages dating back more than 100 years have been found etched on an old chimney in Lowestoft.

For 100 years they have been on the other side of the Atlantic.

A Norfolk village was at the centre of an oil rush after prospectors struck black gold beneath its fields.

Remembering the past and focusing on the future.

Norfolk's link to the sea shines through in the work of John Craske. ALAN TUTT of Cromer Museum recounts the fascinating life of the fisherman-turned-artist.

Bungay Museum possesses the Head Master's log-book of school attendance and events for the Boys' department of the local Council School.

As Europe was drowning in the mud and blood of the First World War, the story of four French sailors dying at sea off the north Norfolk coast remained unknown to many.

Owners of some of the most remarkable homes in East Anglia share their halls, farmhouses, moated manors or towers with visitors as part of Invitation to View 2019.

Visitors have just over a week left to explore a moving exhibition on the First World War in Norfolk.

More than 26,000 people have visited a moving exhibition exploring the breadth and depth of the impact of the First World War on Norwich and Norfolk.

It is a lifelong search which has got a man and his family from mid-Norfolk into a spin.

When spiteful, anonymous messages began dropping through the letter boxes of well-to-do Sheringham residents in the early 1920s, a series of events was set in motion that rocked the sleepy seaside town to the core and wove a web of intrigue worthy of an Agatha Christie mystery.

Legendary lifesaver Henry Blogg saved almost the entire crew of a sinking Swedish ship as the First World War raged. Cromer Museum's visitor services assistant ALAN TUTT recounts the dramatic rescue of the SS Fernebo.

He has had it in his possession for three decades - but now wants to return it to the descendants of its original owner.

The unveiling of a brand-new War Memorial took place at Barroway Drove Village Hall to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

Visitors to a hospital day room can take a trip back in time or into a leafy woodland glade following a £20,000 revamp.

One of Norfolk's best photographers who was the first-ever accredited female war photographer and who pioneered autochrome colour photography will have her work exhibited in Thetford.

Once thought to have been an Italian prisoner-of-war, Scotsman John Moray-Smith left an indelible legacy on Norfolk through his sculptures. ALAN TUTT, Cromer Museum's visitors' services assistant, looks at his life and times.

She was a woman who never sought fame and died a martyr's death after risking her life to save others.

Characters from a century ago are being brought back to life by Norfolk enthusiasts whose hobby has transformed them into military experts

Hundreds of letters written from the Western Front by a Norfolk soldier during the entire duration of the First World War are to be sold at auction, just weeks after the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which brought an end to the conflict.

A Norfolk-born seamstress who helped injured First World War soldiers was among the nominations for London blue plaques turned down by English Heritage after the past 12 months.

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