From building a sand castle to Yarmouth’s snails in the 1950s - the videos selling our region to tourists

Brandon Country Park. Photo: The Brecks Partnership.

Brandon Country Park. Photo: The Brecks Partnership. - Credit: Archant

After Ben Fogle enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of Norfolk for a new promotional video, we've taken a look at some of the other films made to sell the region.

Last week, a film detailing the history of Thetford's Warren Lodge was released as part of the Breaking New Ground Partnership Scheme, a £2.2m project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which is delivering a range of heritage projects in the Brecks.

Warren Lodge was built around 1400 by the Prior of the Thetford and protected gamekeepers and hunting parties against armed poachers.

Others include a Visit North Norfolk series teaching tourists key coastal skills - including catching a crab, beach combing, mooring a boat and building a sand castle.

Life in the Fine City was also captured as part of Visit Norwich's City of Stories drive, which hoped to show the every day lives of some of its inhabitants.

So far it has included The Writer, The Rambler, The Curator, The Restaurateur and The Trendsetter.


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A flying visit through the county's halls, greenery, towns and shopping was recorded in 2010 during Visit Norfolk's World Class Norfolk campaign, while last year the DMO sailed through the wetlands to promote the Broads.

Meanwhile, many of Great Yarmouth's iconic attractions are visible in nostalgic videos produced by Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

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They feature life as a tourist in the town during the 1960s and 1950s.

• Which videos have we missed? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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