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Bressingham Steam Gardens Goes Back to the 1940s

Bressingham Steam & Gardens near Diss, home of the national Dad s Army Collection, invites you to step back in time and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 1940s on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 10.30am to 5pm. There is also a special 1940s dance, with Ipswich based Swing Machine Big Band, on the Saturday evening from 7.30pm. Timescape, featuring John and Christine Drury, will be performing songs from the era throughout the weekend and there will be jiving and lindy hop dancing with Texas Tommy and The Jitterbug Dancers (Saturday) and Jive Bunnies (Sunday).

Living history groups will be setting up camp including Thunder from Heaven Living History Group, the Real Allied History Group and The Royal Norfolk s. Norfolk Military Vehicle group will also be on hand. Walk down Walmington-on-Sea s high street in Bressingham s Dad s Army exhibition and see Captain Mainwaring s bank, Corporal Jones butcher s shop and Private Frazer s funeral parlour, along with the national Dad s Army Appreciation Society s collection.

There s also an opportunity for children to dress up in Dad s Army uniforms in the Church Hall. Vehicles from the Bressingham Collection were involved in the filming of Dad s Army, notably the Leyland fire engine in Brain versus Brawn (episode 50, 1972), as well as steamroller Boxer and traction engine Bertha . Advance tickets, which also include steam train and Victorian gallopers rides cost: Single Day ticket adult 13.95, concessions 12.50 and child 9.95 (under 3 free) Weekend Day ticket adult 18.45, concessions 17 and child 14.45 (under 3 free).

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01379 686900, online at 1 or in person at the ticket office. Entry only on the day (no rides included) is 10 for 17 and over.

Alastair Baker, General Manager Bressingham Steam & Gardens said: The nation will be marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May. Our 1940s weekend gives visitors the opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of the era and also reflect on the impact of World War II on the Norfolk community. Bressingham Steam IP22 2AA is 2 miles from Diss on the A1066.


01379 686900, 2 . Bressingham Steam & Gardens, reg. charity no.

266374, was founded by the late Alan Bloom in 1961. The Steam Heritage Centre and Gardens are open daily for the main season to the end of October. advert We can promote your business 3 every week on the Iceni Post!

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Age UK in Breckland | Rocklands

All aboard! Age UK Norfolk bus offers advice to older people in rural parts of the county Age UK Norfolk will be touring the south of the county to bring its information and advice services closer to older people and their families in rural areas. The single-decker bus will travel around the Breckland area of south Norfolk parking at various locations, including local garden centres, village halls and Banham zoo.

Linda Mathews, Information and Advice Manager for Age UK Norfolk, said: We want to make our information and advice as accessible as possible to everyone. The bus will help us to reach older people living in rural locations who may not know about the free services that we can offer them. The bus allows us to take our advice directly to greater numbers of older people which is great news and means we can help even more people in later life in the county.

There will be two advisers on the bus, who will be equipped to handle queries on anything from paying for care and support to staying healthy. The bus also has a waiting area with seats and refreshments, as well as a private area for more sensitive or confidential conversations. The bus will be parking at various locations across Breckland over the next six months.

The bus tour is part of the Planning for Later Life programme, set up in partnership with Prudential, with the objective of providing holistic advice to older people. Over the next 3 weeks the bus will be at the following locations: 12 August Stock Ferry Community Centre (morning); Weeting Saxon Pub (afternoon) 17 August St. George Complex, Methwold (morning); Mundford Village Hall (afternoon) 18 August East Harling Youth Centre (morning); Connaught Hall, Attleborough (afternoon) 19 August Hockwold Village Hall (morning); Chequers Pub at Feltwell (afternoon) 24 August Great Hockham Village Hall (morning); Watton Sports Centre (afternoon) 25 August Bressingham Village Hall (morning); Banham Zoo (afternoon) 26 August Stock Ferry Community Centre (morning); Saxon Pub at Weeting (afternoon) Approximate times: morning 10 12:30; afternoon 13:30 15:30.

For a full list of where the bus is scheduled to be and when, visit 1 or call Age UK Norfolk on 0300 500 1217.

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Bressingham firearm incident

12 April 2015 Armed officers were called out this afternoon (Sunday 12 April) following an incident in the Bressingham area. Officers were called shortly after 3pm to reports of a man in a vehicle with a firearm at Forest Retail Park in Thetford. Armed officers were dispatched to the area with assistance from the police helicopter (National Police Air Service), which resulted in two vehicles being searched in the Bressingham area.

No firearm was found.

No arrests were made and armed officers attended as a matter of precaution and at no stage was there believed to be a wider threat to members of the public.