From the archives: Our region’s relationship with birds

Harness-maker William Wallace of Saxlingham Nethergate, south of Norwich, had just adopted a kestrel

Harness-maker William Wallace of Saxlingham Nethergate, south of Norwich, had just adopted a kestrel which he hoped to train. The 16-year-old liked working animals and already owned two lurchers and a donkey and cart. He is pictured in summer 1978, in a room in his family home from which he ran his harness-making business. - Credit: Archant

In our avian-rich region, stories about birds have featured frequently in the EDP over the decades. For this week's archive feature I've selected photos illustrating our continuing relationship with feathered songsters, wild and tame.

• If you recognise anyone in the pictures or would like to tell us more about them you can email rosemary.dixon@archant.co.uk

• To get a copy of one of our old photographs, visit www.edp24.co.uk/buyaphoto or telephone Diane Townsend Mon-Fri on 01603 772449.

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