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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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Did you know that Anthony Trollope wrote The Warden, the first of his Barsetshire novels, while living in Whiteabbey on the northern edge of Belfast? He spent 18 months in Ireland running postal services in the northern counties, arriving in 1853. Trollope, by the way, is credited with creating the post-box (first introduced in the Channel Islands) for the Post Office.

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Bobby Sands
Brian Mawhinney
C S Lewis
Danny Blanchflower
David Trimble
Derek Mahon
Eamonn Holmes
George Best
Gerry Adams
James Galway
John Stewart Bell
Kate Hoey
Kenneth Branagh
Louis MacNeice
Mairead Corrigan
Mary McAleese
Mike Gibson
Osborne Reynolds
Tony Banks
Van Morrison
William Kelvin

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Brit Quote:
I should like to say that good batsman are born, not made; but my long experience comes up before me, and tells me that it is not so. - W G Grace
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On this day:
Royal Society Founded - 1660, Nancy Astor becomes the first woman MP - 1919
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