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If you were born and raised in Norfolk, you might know many of the following Norfolk facts. However, some are quite obscure; how many are you familiar with?
Norfolk’s largest dining event is about to begin………
Norfolk has a great variety of theatres dotted across the county, from the impressive Theatre Royal in Norwich, to smaller, more intimate venues.
Over a thousand years ago there was a Saxon market in Norwich, but it was during the Norman period that the market moved to its current site. Norwich market has been refurbished over the years, with the latest refurbishment being completed in 2006. It is one of the oldest and largest outdoor markets and sells all manner of products and services under brightly coloured striped roofs.
Norfolk has a proud and long history with the Armed Forces, still having bases at Marham and Swanton Morley as well as a large training area near Thetford. There is a significant number of serving regular and reserve personnel as well as veterans and their families living in Norfolk.
1 in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease and following a strict gluten free diet is essential; even a tiny amount of gluten could be very harmful to their health. There are also a large number of people who don’t have coeliac disease but choose to eat foods free from gluten and/or wheat for various reasons, so all restaurants and cafés really should be catering for these groups. Over the past 15 years awareness of the disease has greatly improved, with more and more people being diagnosed. Finding eateries that offer gluten free alternatives is definitely becoming easier, but there is still room for improvement.
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Near RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8YB
Poor mental health affects more people every year in the UK than cancer or heart disease. Did you know that one in four of us in the UK is affected by a mental health problem each year? Living with a mental health condition can affect so many aspects of daily life, from our physical health, to our work, our homelife and managing money.
Over the past 30 years skateparks have increased in number, with skateboarding, scootering and BMXing all growing in popularity. Skateparks come in varying shapes and sizes, with differing terrain and designs. They can be both indoor and outdoor and in Norfolk you can find many examples, dotted around the county. Attracting riders of skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters, these skateparks offer visitors a fun location to practice their skills and stunts.
The bittern is one of the rarest breeding birds in the UK, it is very well camouflaged and spends all year round in Norfolk, making its home in reedbeds on the Norfolk Broads. The male has a very distinctive booming call, that it uses to attract a mate, and this can be heard up to 2km away between March and June.
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