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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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For centuries a holy well brought crowds and wealth to what is now a field opposite Burnham Market primary school writes Rowan Mantell

A village has its first war memorial, with a secret inside, more than 100 years after the First World War ended.

Communities across Norfolk and Waveney fell silent as crowds gathered on Remembrance Day to pay their respects to those who fought and died for their country.

Norwich fell silent as crowds gathered on Remembrance Day to pay their respects to those who fought and died for their country.

It's little surprise that so many air force bases are said to be haunted if you think about the number of men in the prime of their lives who never returned from wartime sorties and whose bodies never received a proper burial - can you hear one on this chilling recording?

A social landlord has placed a wreath on one of Norfolk's more unusual war memorials.

First World War memorials across the region have been Grade II listed to mark 100 years since the first Armistice Day silence.

It is a fitting tribute that offers people a poignant opportunity to reflect.

The drama leapt off the screen during the production of a film in the Norfolk countryside. Dr Andrew Tullett looks at the story behind the village sign that remembers the watermill that burned down - twice.

Organisers have hailed the success of a popular festival as record numbers turned out to enjoy an array of activities.

A remarkable tribute has been paid to the man who designed a popular park, after a group bought every available bulb of a daffodil he cultivated - to plant them in Norwich.

A century ago the foundation stone of a hospital which has brought treatment, care, and comfort to generations of patients was laid.

A First World War heroine from Norfolk is to finally receive posthumous recognition from English Heritage after her great-grandson won an appeal.

After a year of restoration works, the grand reopening of Great Yarmouth's historic Venetian Waterways takes place today (August 20), with the Boating Lake and Island Cafe back in use for the first time in a decade.

A husband and wife from Blakeney are on the hunt to find the missing pictures of 22 casualties of the First World War.

A group of veterans were able to retrace some of their footsteps after visiting the Norfolk Tank Museum.

Ten years after the last boat took to the water, people will again have the chance to row out across the famous Boating Lake in Great Yarmouth.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) have added a bench to the Holt Memorial garden to thank the community.

The coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham may have one of Norfolk's most famous rivalries, but one thing that unites them is their secrets.

A Last Night of the Proms concert featuring some of Norfolk's top classical musicians will celebrate the life of financier, music-lover and philanthropist Sir Edgar Speyer, who was hounded out of his north Norfolk home at the end of the First World War after being accused of spying for Germany.

An aviation exhibition is shedding light on Norwich's pivotal role in the First World War.

Norfolk is hosting a weekend of centenary celebrations of one of the great feats of aviation, the first double airborne crossing of the Atlantic.

The last industrial giant in Norwich, known and loved as LSE, is reaching out to family and friends to attend a reunion later this month.

The udderly terrifying tale of the ghost cows of Hethersett which once roamed the village, their saucer-eyes glowing in the dark.

Children from a Norfolk primary school have worked alongside a screenwriter to commemorate the men from their villages who died during the First World War.

A major new exhibition featuring marine-themed rustic crafts will mark the start of a packed programme of events at Sheringham Museum.

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