Norfolk Day 2021: See how the county celebrated this year's big day

Dippy celebrating Norfolk Day!

Dippy celebrating Norfolk Day! - Credit: ROARR!

Paul Arthurton Transport's new vehicle registration plate – N012 FLK

Paul Arthurton Transport's new vehicle registration plate – N012 FLK - Credit: PAUL ARTHURTON TANSPORT

It has become an integral part of the county’s social calendar – and this year’s Norfolk Day has been one of the best to date.

The annual celebration takes place every year on July 27 and is spearheaded by the Eastern Daily Press, Norwich Evening News, and BBC Radio Norfolk.

It also welcomed back Richardson's as its headline sponsor for 2021. 

Here are some of the events which took place around the county during the day. 

AYLSHAM 

Redwings Horse Sanctuary once again celebrated Norfolk Day. Redwings Aylsham, north of Norwich, and Redwings Caldecott, near Great Yarmouth, held a celebratory photoshoot with a few of its rescue ponies, and enjoyed a pony picnic. 

Redwings Horse Sanctuary celebrating Norfolk Day 2021

Redwings Horse Sanctuary celebrating Norfolk Day 2021 - Credit: Stephanie Callen

Redwings Horse Sanctuary celebrating Norfolk Day 2021

Redwings Horse Sanctuary celebrating Norfolk Day 2021 - Credit: Stephanie Callen

Redwings Horse Sanctuary celebrating Norfolk Day 2021

Redwings Horse Sanctuary celebrating Norfolk Day 2021 - Credit: Stephanie Callen


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ATTLEBOROUGH 

Paul Arthurton Transport added a new vehicle to its fleet, paying homage to its Norfolk roots via the registration plate – N012 FLK. 

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Owner, Paul Arthurton, said: “We are very proud of where we come from.” 

Paul Arthurton Transport's new vehicle registration plate – N012 FLK

Paul Arthurton Transport's new vehicle registration plate – N012 FLK - Credit: PAUL ARTHURTON TANSPORT

Paul Arthurton Transport's new vehicle registration plate – N012 FLK

Paul Arthurton Transport's new vehicle registration plate – N012 FLK - Credit: PAUL ARTHURTON

BROADS 

The Norfolk BrOARds, a local rowing team, waved the flag for Norfolk Day on the beach. 

Flying the flag for Norfolk

Flying the flag for Norfolk - Credit: Norfolk BrOARds

BRUNDALL 

Broom Boats invited all Brundall residents, and the wider community, holidaymakers, and other users of the Norfolk Broads, to enjoy the river there. 

There was a fancy-dress competition and an animal sticker hunt for children, as well as food from the Food Vault. 

Antony Howell, managing director of Broom Boats, at their Norfolk Day event in Brundall. Picture: Da

Antony Howell, managing director of Broom Boats, at their Norfolk Day event in Brundall. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

broom boats celebrating

Broom Boats celebrating - Credit: Danielle Booden

PC Paul Bassham, Kat and Emily Dick, from Brundall, Bev Clayton (back), The Food Vault NR13 Manager,

PC Paul Bassham, Kat and Emily Dick, from Brundall, Bev Clayton (back), The Food Vault NR13 Manager, Nick Beardmore, from the Environment Agency, Antony Howell, managing director of Broom Boats, Michaela Pye, Head of Marina at Broom Boats, and Sam Brown, owner of The Food Vault at Broom Boats' Norfolk Day Event in Brundall. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

Sam Brown, owner of The Food Vault, at Broom Boats' Norfollk Day event in Brundall. Picture: Daniell

Sam Brown, owner of The Food Vault, at Broom Boats' Norfollk Day event in Brundall. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

PC Paul Bassham, Michaela Pye, Head of Marina at Brooms Boats, Nick Beardmore, Environment Agency, S

PC Paul Bassham, Michaela Pye, Head of Marina at Brooms Boats, Nick Beardmore, Environment Agency, Sam Brown, owner of The Food Vault, and Antony Howell, managing director of Broom Boots, at Broom Boats Norfolk Day event in Brundall. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

Amy and Xander in fancy dress for Broom Boats' Norfolk Day event in Brundall. Picture: Danielle Bood

Amy and Xander in fancy dress for Broom Boats' Norfolk Day event in Brundall. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

CAISTER 

Norfolk Beach Cleans, held a beach clean on Caister beach as part of Norfolk Day’s Big Clean Up initiative. The village was also finalist in this year’s Best Kept Town or Village competition.  

CROMER 

Katrin from the Norwich Mumbler website, and her family, went crabbing on Cromer Pier, live on BBC Radio Norfolk with host, Chris Goreham and producer, Tim Sparrow. 

Toast master, Bob Lloyd, also made an early Norfolk Day announcement on Cromer Pier. 

Katrin from the Norwich Mumbler website, live on Radio Norfolk with host, Chris Goreham and producer, Tim Sparrow.

Katrin from the Norwich Mumbler website, live on Radio Norfolk with host, Chris Goreham and producer, Tim Sparrow. - Credit: Katrin of Norwich Mumbler

Toast master Bob Lloyd on Cromer Pier for Norfolk Day 2021

Toast master Bob Lloyd on Cromer Pier for Norfolk Day 2021 - Credit: Picture: Bob Lloyd 

DEREHAM 

Breckland District Council raised the county flag above their Dereham headquarters, Elizabeth House. One councillor, Ian Sherwood, even sported a Norfolk flag facemask. 

Breckland District Councillors raise the Norfolk flag above their Dereham headquarters.

Breckland District Councillors raise the Norfolk flag above their Dereham headquarters. - Credit: Breckland District Council

GREAT YARMOUTH 

The team from Tia’s Treasure, of Great Yarmouth, were busy celebrating Norfolk Day. 

Tia, 16, who started Tia's Treasures when she was just six-years-old in 2011, creating rainbow beaded bracelets to be given out and left for people to find as Random Acts of Kindness.  

Her brother, Tommy, five, and Toby, three, celebrated by creating and hiding their handmade clay Norfolk Nee Nors to show their love and appreciation of the ambulance service. 

Finders are encouraged to keep or rehide their find and share a photo in Tommy and Toby's Norfolk Nee Nors Facebook Group. 

LENWADE 

Dippy and his friends Paris and Terry have been celebrating a ROARR-some Norfolk Day at Roarr! Dinosaur Park. 

NORWICH 

Cribbage in Norwich hosted a special cribbage event online. 

Business network Buy Local Norfolk (BLN) hosted a networking day with a team from BLN taking photos in the city. 

Jarrold department store launched its new venture Store Folk, inviting local producers and suppliers to sell their products and services on its website. More information at www.jarrold.co.uk/storefolk. 

Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) City Hosts ran two tours with one of its city hosts supervisors, Richard Edwards. 

Norwich BID Norwich City Hosts

Norwich BID Norwich City Hosts - Credit: NORWICH BID

Passengers heading out from Fye Bridge in Norwich for afternoon tea on the Maid's Head riverboat

Passengers heading out from Fye Bridge in Norwich for afternoon tea on the Maid's Head riverboat on Norfolk Day - Credit: Archant 2021 / Danielle Booden

Norfolk Day Shardlake's Norwich tour pictured on Kett's Heights with tour guide Paul Dickson kneeling

Norfolk Day Shardlake's Norwich tour pictured on Kett's Heights with tour guide Paul Dickson kneeling - Credit: PAUL DICKSON

Emily Parker and Rob Knee dressed up as Margery and John Paston, on Norfolk Day

Emily Parker and Rob Knee dressed up as Margery and John Paston, on Norfolk Day, with an alternative blue plaque made by Rosie's Plaques in Norwich - Credit: Archant 2021 / Danielle Booden

A two-hour Shardlake's Norwich guided walk tour took place in the city with guide Paul Dickson, inspired by C. J. Sansom’s best-selling novel Tombland. The event raised £98 for charity Norfolk and Waveney Mind. 

Characters from Norfolk’s historic Paston family popped up in the medieval quarter of the city, following the launch a new Norwich heritage walk from Paston Footprints featuring alternative blue plaques by Rosies Plaques. 

Dozens turned out in Norwich to watch the maiden voyage of the Tiffany Rose, recently purchased by The Maid's Head Hotel, in Tombland. 

Konectbus hosted its ‘Meet for a Mardle’ event, supported by members of the Norwich Together Alliance, to raise awareness of its own services to reduce loneliness. The Chatty Bus was on display alongside members of the NTA. 

And never ones to miss an opportunity for tea, cakes and fun quizzes, the residents at a Drayton care home celebrated Norfolk Day in style. 

Resident from Badgers Wood Care Home adorned the dining area with Norfolk Day bunting and waved their flags with pride to celebrate all things that are unique to Norfolk.   

THETFORD 

Ancient House Museum shared experiences of Norfolk soldiers during the Anglo-Sikh Wars online as part of South Asian Heritage Month supported by Essex Cultural Diversity Project. 

WELLS 

Wells Community Hospital Trust celebrated the day with coffee and cake in the Hive Café and Gardens at the hospital.  

This was followed by a live performance from the Nelson Shanty Men, as well as Norfolk poetry written and performed by Wells residents. 

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