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On this day in history, August 10 - Holidaymakers fought to save burning thatched Norfolk church in 1965

10:14 10 August 2012

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Feature writer Derek James takes a look back at what was happening in the world on August 10 throughout history, including a dramatic fire in the Broads village of Ranworth.

On this day in 1843 - Norwich and Norfolk was being battered by heavy rain and violent thunderstorms which widespread damage. In Thetford horses on the King’s Lynn coach were almost swept away as the water as roads turned into rivers and cattle were lost.

On this day in Norfolk of 1965 - Holidaymakers joined in the fight to save Ranworth’s burning thatched church. While the roof was damaged, firemen managed to save the church’s rare treasures

Elsewhere in the world

1675 - Greenwich Observatory was established by King Charles II, who laid the foundation stone.

1842 - The Mines Act was passed by the British Parliament, forbidding women and children to work underground.

1949 - “Acid Bath” murderer John Haigh, who confessed to nine killings, was executed at Wandsworth Prison.

1961 - Britain first applied for membership of the EEC.

- Have you got a nostalgia story? Contact Derek James on 01603 772420 or derek.james@archant.co.uk

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