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Monday, 10 August 2015 00:00

Maids Head Norwich – Gift of 1945 Hotel Bill

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A 70 year-old bill, in near perfect condition, for a one-week stay at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, along with a tariff card, has been donated to the hotel and provides a remarkable insight into a visit to Norfolk in the immediate post-war period. Mrs and Miss Dale stayed in the Maids Head’s room 58, from 16 to 23 October 1945 at 17 shillings (85p) a day, had breakfast every morning at 7 shillings (35p) for 2, lunch on four occasions at 8 shillings (40p) for two and dinner on six evenings at 10 shillings (50p) for two. Their total bill came to £14/6s/4d (£14.32p).
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:00

Norfolk First for Maids Head Hotel

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Guests at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich now have the latest iRiS guest services paper free app in their bedrooms. The iPad based system, a first for a hotel in Norfolk, gives guests the opportunity to reserve a table in the restaurant and order their meal, order drinks at the bar, book taxis, check airport departure boards, browse the internet, get the latest information on events and culture in Norwich and days out in Norfolk and much more. The app will also soon include the environmental control switch for bedrooms in the older part of the hotel, when the new heat pump based heating and cooling system is commissioned.
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The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland is supporting the Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #HereforNurses fundraising campaign during the Norwich City of Ale festival. The hotel will donate 10p to the Cavell Nurses’ Trust for every pint of draught Maids Head Ale and Woodforde’s Wherry served in the Maids Head Bar during the City of Ale festival, which runs from Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 31. The Maids Head has important links with the Edith Cavell story. Part of the hotel, acquired in 1956, was the former Cavell Home for District Nurses, opened by Queen Alexandra in 1918, at the same time as the unveiling of the Edith Cavell memorial. The main meeting room in this part of the hotel was renamed the Edith Cavell Room last December, when the Cavell…
Friday, 24 April 2015 00:00

Bressingham Steam goes back to 1940's

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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).
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 00:00

Fairhaven Garden 40th Birthday

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It’s Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 40th birthday this month and visitors are invited to share in the garden’s birthday cake on Wednesday, April 15 and join a 40th anniversary tour on Sunday, April 19 with George Debbage, Head Gardener from 1975-2007. Lord Fairhaven, Chairman of the Fairhaven Garden Trust will be cutting the special cake on Wednesday, April 15 at 1pm. The birthday cake will be shared with visitors on the day. Lord Fairhaven will also officially open the new Hydrangea Path, which is part of the West Garden restoration, the key project to mark the 40th anniversary. The Hydrangea Path has been designed to add colour in the garden during the summer months.
Monday, 06 April 2015 00:00

Bressingham Steam Manager Goes Steampunk

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Bressingham Steam is staging Norfolk’s first full Steampunk Weekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April and Alastair Baker, Bressingham's manager has fully entered into the Steampunk spirit, growing and waxing his beard, shaving his head and purchasing a bowler hat to go with his all black look. Alastair Baker said: "We are really looking forward to our Steampunk transformation at the weekend. It's going to be great fun. We hope that Bressingham will become the key Norfolk venue on the Steampunk circuit."
Friday, 27 March 2015 00:00

Fairhaven Garden West Garden Restoration

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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads, opened to the public on 19 April 1975. To mark the 40th anniversary, the garden team has embarked on a project to restore the West Garden. Former Fairhaven manager and Head Gardener, George Debbage has masterminded the first phase of the project, the restoration of a candelabra primula bed. Work has included stabilising the dyke edge, which has eroded over a number of years due to the incursion of high tides. Planting up the bed began on Friday 27 March.
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The £35,000 restoration of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 19th century boathouse, one of the last traditional thatched boathouses on the Broads, has been completed. Fairhaven Garden trustees and staff and individuals and organisations who have contributed to the public appeal to save the boathouse, gathered in the garden on Monday, August 18, to celebrate the project’s successful conclusion.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

About All Things Norfolk

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All Things Norfolk is a local independent business, owned and run by Norfolk people who are passionate about the County they proud to live and work in. All Things Norfolk promotes and encourages the use of fellow local independent businesses as well as featuring all aspects of Norfolk life for lovers of all things Norfolk! All Things Norfolk was founded by Simon Chapman who is supported by a great team whose vision is To help preserve the character of Norfolk towns by encouraging customers to use independent Norfolk businesses as much as possible. To retain local spending power in the local economy. To encourage people to visit Norfolk and once here to support local independent businesses during their visit. To promote and support all the wonderful activities and fundraising that…
Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Meet the owners

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Michael and Helen Shepherd own M Shepherd Optometrist in Long Stratton. The Allthingsnorfolk team caught up with Michael and Helen to find out a little bit more about running M Shepherd Optometrist, the importance of regular eye checks and of course why they love Norfolk so much.
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