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Japanese teenagers visit county as part of exchange programme

The Young Obsidian Ambassadors from Nagawa with Ancient House Museum’s Teenage History Club. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

The Young Obsidian Ambassadors from Nagawa with Ancient House Museum’s Teenage History Club. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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A group of teenagers from Japan have been visiting places of historical interest in Norfolk as part of an exchange programme.

The Young Obsidian Ambassadors from Nagawa in Japan are linked to Thetford’s Ancient House Museum’s Teenage History Club.

The eight youngsters had tours around places including Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and met the Mayor of Thetford, Roy Brame, and learnt about his mayoral regalia.

They have also had a sleep over at the house of a teenage history club member.

The exchange started as part of the first twinning of archaeological sites – between the Neolithic flint mines at Grime’s Graves, and the Hoshikuso Obsidian Mines near Nagawa.

Nagawa’s deputy mayor Takaaki Takamizawa said: “I am very happy to see that these young people are enjoying each other and having a great time together. Everyone has offered a warm welcome.”


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