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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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Harry Patch

Another week, another world war one veteran finally falls and again we can find no other person who would merit our Hero of the Week award. Harry Patch - what a man. Born when Victoria was still on the throne (and only a handful can now claim that) patch served with great distinction through the horror of the Western Front. He died the oldest man in Europe and one of only 4 left from the Great War. He also outlived both his children and all 3 of his wives ( the last one picked up at his nursing home when well in to his 100's ). A man who lived his life modestly but with true conviction, Britain has one fine resident less.

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Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. - William Shakespeare
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Last Heretic Burned - 1612, Battle of Selby - 1644, William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain - 1689, The Dullest Day in History? - 1954, Brixton Riots - 1981
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