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Bangs of expectation-how a log fire sparked the idea for Britain’s first Christmas cracker

Crackers are an English invention derived from a French idea. They were first made by Londoner Tom Smith, an apprentice confectioner specialising in the making of sweets and cake ornaments. When he had saved enough money, Smith set up his … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Box Making

Well, it’s boxing day, and clearly a perfect time to talk about boxes. We won’t give you the whole blurb about our new service, just watch this short video to find out more… And here’s a beautiful postcard-photograph from the … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den at Hellesdon High School

Last month the Education and Outreach team went to Hellesdon High School to spend two days giving Industry Workshops to the Year 8 students (age 12-13 years), alongside our colleagues from Norfolk Museum Service.

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