Local traditions and culture in Norfolk (County)

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    The auction room...
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    Dad's Army recreation in Minstergate!
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    HMS Norfolk

    by grayfo Written Dec 2, 2012

    (c78) - County-class Heavy Cruiser

    HMS Norfolk was a County-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy and was the third of five ships to carry that name; she was named, after the Duke of Norfolk or the county of Norfolk and her motto was Serviens servo ("serving, I preserve"). Along with her sister ship Dorsetshire, she was part of a planned four-ship subclass and served throughout the Second World War. The Norfolk was launched in 1928 and commissioned in 1930, during the war the ship served in the Home Fleet and the South Atlantic, after the war she was based in the East Indies until she returned to the British Isles for scrapping in 1950.

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    The Lord Nelson

    by kevin36 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The lord nelson has a local song that sometimes get sung.
    Norfolk and good. yes it left a question mark with us too, until you say it quickly?
    Raised many a laugh in the pub.
    Also the guy who sang has it has his boat named the same.

    Norfolk and Good
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    Salvation Army

    by mazzap Updated May 10, 2005

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    Here in the UK we are so used to seeing The Salvation Army band performing especially around Christmas, and volunteers collecting money for the needy on street corners in our towns, that we tend to take their presence for granted.

    This band seemed really dedicated and we took a few minutes out to actually stop and listen, they were really quite good! The band was proudly parading the streets of Sheringham, Norfolk late one Sunday afternoon when they caught my attention.

    Curiosity made me come home and take a look at their website and it is a humbling experience when you see just how much work this organisation actually does!

    In a nutshell, this is what I found out about them…

    The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church.

    All Salvationists accept a disciplined and compassionate life of high moral standards which includes abstinence from alcohol and tobacco.

    From its earliest days the Army has accorded women equal opportunities, every rank and service being open to them, and from childhood the young are encouraged to love and serve God.

    The movement, founded in London, England, in 1865 by William and Catherine Booth, has spread to many parts of the world.

    Proud band in Sherringham, Norfolk
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    Cromer Crabs!

    by mazzap Updated May 10, 2005

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    Dressed or undressed – the choice is yours!

    In case you are wondering what this has to do with crabs, the ones in my picture are ‘dressed’ – all the hard work has been done for you by someone who knows how to do it! Just unwrap, sprinkle with salt and vinegar and enjoy!

    Varying in price by size, a mid range one will cost around 4.40 Euros.

    Dressed crabs!
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    Architecture

    by grets Written Apr 17, 2005

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    I don't know what this style of architecture is called, but it is to be found all over Norfolk in different variation. Mostly like this, with small stones set in mortar, edged with red brick. It is very distinctive.

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    Pheasants

    by grets Written Apr 13, 2005

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    Around our way (Bristol), we hardly ever see pheasants in the fields, whereas in Norfolk they were a common sight. At first I got very excited about seeing them, poitning them out to my husband as we were driving along. By the 150th sighting, I didn't even bother to mention it!

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    Sense of humour

    by grets Written Apr 6, 2005

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    The people of Norfolk have obviously got a gerat sense of humour - or very small cars. We spotted these two cones with the sign - Please do not park between the cones - in a National Trust car park. Needless to say we didn't manage to fit the car into that small space - not even a woman could park her car that well!

    Parking guidelines

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    Shellfish Shops and Stalls

    by mazzap Updated May 20, 2005

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    Several to choose between in each town – but near enough all selling the same things, and at very similar prices.

    A typical British seaside tradition!

    Typical shellfish stall
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