History


Alex Brickham talks to Tim Groves about the Sheringham Shipwreck


6:17 minutes (5.76 MB)A shipwreck more than 100 years old thought to have been destroyed by the December 5 tidal surge has reappeared on a north Norfolk beach. The shell of the Ispolen, which was wrecked in 1897, revealed itself on Sheringham beach near the west promenade on the 14th July.

Norwich In The Blitz


33:05 minutes (13.25 MB)

Mike Stonard talks to Steve Snelling, Author of "Norwich, A Shattered City" to mark the 70th anniversary of the Baedeker Raids during World War II, when Norwich was targeted by the Germans and suffered heavy aerial bombing by the Luftwaffe.

Expat Hour 1 - Adam Orton


60:02 minutes (27.48 MB)

Adam Orton's 'Expat Hour' Show 1. First Broadcast on December 22nd 2011.

Expat Hour 2 - Adam Orton


60:05 minutes (27.51 MB)

Adam Orton's 'Expat Hour' Show 2. First Broadcast on December 29th 2011.

2011 Cavell Festival


23:51 minutes (32.75 MB)

Edith Cavell wa a Norfolk born nurse and humanitarian. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides during the 1st World War and helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium. She was arrested, court-martialled and shot for treasoin by a German firing squad.

Nick Miller talks to Mike Stevens about her life, and death. There are a number of commerative events to be held in October. Full information can be found at:

http://www.edithcavell.org.uk/

Norfolk County Records Office finds the Will of a Norfolk soldier who fought at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485


23:19 minutes (9.34 MB)

Mike Stonard talks to Dr John Alban of the Norfolk County Record Office about how a recently discovered 526 year old Will has enabled them to identify a soldier from Norfolk who fought in "The Wars of the Roses" at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Dr Alban explains why the discovery is important and what it tells us about the role of Norfolk people in this defining point in English history.