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March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

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Eileen Nearne

For her neighbours in Torquay she was a reclusive little old lady that nobody much visited. But after her death the truth about Eileen Nearneís heroism has come out, and an extraordinary tale it is too: parachuted into occupied France she worked as a radio operative for the Special Operations Executive; was captured and tortured by the Gestapo but didnít crack; spent time in Ravensbruck concentration camp, then escaped from a forced labour camp only to be recaptured but again prove courageous enough to fool her SS interrogators. In an age where telling all has become the norm, Eileen Nearneís ability to keep quiet about her incredible past is an object lesson.

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We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves. - John Locke
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Botany Bay Founded - 1788, Rugby Football Union Formed - 1871, Gordon Killed at Khartoum - 1885, John Logie Baird gives first demonstration of television - 1926
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