Blackadder star and Time Team presenter Tony Robinson brings history to life for Norfolk schoolchildren in Aylsham

Actor and TV presenter Tony Robinson making an appearance at Jubilee Family Centre, Aylsham, to talk

Actor and TV presenter Tony Robinson making an appearance at Jubilee Family Centre, Aylsham, to talk to school pupils about his new book. Pictured with Bure Valley School pupils Issy Davison 10 and Daniel Simpson 10.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Historian and TV star Tony Robinson told the story of the first and second world war to a group of Norfolk youngsters today when he dropped into the county to sign copies of his new book.

EMBARGOED TO 2230 FRIDAY JUNE 14File photo dated 19/09/89 of Rowan Atkinson as Captain Edmund Blacka

EMBARGOED TO 2230 FRIDAY JUNE 14File photo dated 19/09/89 of Rowan Atkinson as Captain Edmund Blackadder (left) with Tony Robinson as Private Baldrick as Atkinson received a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) and Robinson a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 14, 2013. See PA story HONOURS stories. Photo credit should read: Martin Keene/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The comedian appeared at the Jubilee Family Centre in Aylsham to talk about his new series of children's books - Weird Wonders of the World - the latest of which explores the history of the first world war.

Actor and TV presenter Tony Robinson making an appearance at Jubilee Family Centre, Aylsham, to talk

Actor and TV presenter Tony Robinson making an appearance at Jubilee Family Centre, Aylsham, to talk to school pupils about his new book. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Pupils from 15 north Norfolk primary schools piled into the centre and enjoyed some enthusiastic audience participation as the Blackadder star took them on a journey through time.

Sir Tony said the audience had been 'very responsive' and the young crowd were full of praise for his interactive presentation.

Issy Davison, 10, from Bure Valley School, said: 'He wasn't boring, he makes it (history) more interesting. And he signed the books, which lots of people probably didn't expect.'

Fellow pupil Daniel Simpson, 10, added: 'He got us all involved, he was quite energetic.'

This evening the comedy legend is due to swap audiences and subjects during a presentation about family history and Norfolk's rich past.

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Hosted by genealogy website Ancestry.co.uk the event at the Norfolk Record Office will also feature talks from Miriam Silverman, from the website, and George Nobbs, leader of Norfolk County Council.

For more on this story see tomorrow's EDP.

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