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Free-born folk of England
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Free-born folk of England

Our expert Derek Palgrave answers readers’ queries on the origins of their surnames. Freeman is an exceptionally high frequency surname, there being 19,103 instances recorded

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 23rd May, 2015
The mighty survivor
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The mighty survivor

Derek James pays tribute to the soldiers in the Far East PoW camps, and tells the story of one who went on to become The

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 21st May, 2015
Witch-hunt in Ipswich
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Witch-hunt in Ipswich

A new book tells the horrifying tale of cruelty and injustice in 17th Century East Anglia. At least 100 witches were executed in the 17th

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 20th May, 2015
Wartime fate – and chocolate
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Wartime fate – and chocolate

Evacuee Eddie Lloyd recalls how his sweet tooth led him to a life in Norfolk rather than Wales. In September, 1939, my parents thought it

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 18th May, 2015
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The Last Word – May

Let’s Talk editor Neil Haverson tells us about when his missions to the shops had to stop. At one time I gained a reputation in

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 16th May, 2015
Travels with Gemini and Gertie
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Travels with Gemini and Gertie

From butcher’s van to discomobile to long weekend transport, the Bedford van is a versatile vehicle, says BBC Radio Norfolk’s David Clayton. Look, here’s a

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 15th May, 2015
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The destructive lie

Lies will do nobody any good at all in the long run, declares counsellor Amanda Goss. Recently I was witness to the telling of a

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 14th May, 2015
Portrait of a soldier
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Portrait of a soldier

He was the former Norfolk crane driver who was hailed a hero in Poland and at Carrow Road football stadium. Derek James pays tribute to

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 14th May, 2015
Joe’s escape
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Joe’s escape

Joe Stirling’s incredible story has all the ingredients of a bestseller and now, at last, it will be told. A biography is due to be

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 8th May, 2015
Having a ball
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Having a ball

They were the days of packed ballrooms – Steve Burns, aka Dr Vinyl, recalls the big band era in Cromer. This month I am looking at

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Lets Talk Magazine, Post on 7th May, 2015
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