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A lion at a West Norfolk And District Chinese Association event.

Chinese New Year celebrations in Lynn

Make your mark with Memoryshare

People in Norfolk and those with recollections of an experience here are being asked to help compile a record of life in the UK. BBC Memoryshare aims to weave a picture of the past from 1 January, 1900 onwards based on your accounts.

At a glance: Memoryshare instructions

1. If you haven't already registered with the BBC, click on Add A Memory on the right-hand side of this page.

2. This will launch the registration process. Add your basic details - you will need to include your e-mail address at this stage.

3. You will then receive an e-mail from the BBC which you'll need to send back to confirm your details.

4. As soon as your e-mail address is confirmed, you can add your memories and comments.

Visitors to the BBC Norfolk site can be among the first in the country to help create a day-by-day account of life from 1 January, 1900 to the present day.

BBC Memoryshare is a web service that will gradually piece together an intriguing people's history of Britain, based on your experiences.

With a timeline running from 1 January, 1900 onwards - you can post a memory or observation relating to any day. You can also comment on other people's memories.

Moving to Norfolk

Moving to a new place can be an exciting but daunting experience and ultimately one that leaves its mark both on your memory and life history.

Kwai Li, who set up the West Norfolk And District Chinese Association, moved to King's Lynn in 1978.

He moved with his family from Hong Kong to Birmingham in 1969 when he was 12, but left the Midlands around a decade later to help his family run a restaurant in the west Norfolk town.

Settling in Norfolk meant being without the support of a large Chinese community and having to find a new set of friends, which took Kwai Li several years.

Although he only intended to live in King's Lynn a short while, he has now lived in the town for 30 years and raised his family there.

Have you a memory about moving somewhere new? Then add your story to Memoryshare after reading Kwai Li's account.

The ghost of Anne Boleyn

An apparition of Anne Boleyn, who met a grisly end at the hands of her husband King Henry VIII, is said to appear at Blickling Hall, where her childhood home once stood, every year on the anniversary of her death.

The mother of Queen Elizabeth I was beheaded on 19 May 1536, just a few days before her husband wed his third wife Jane Seymour.

Anne Boleyn was brought up in a manor situated on the site of Blickling Hall, an imposing Jacobean mansion on the edge of Aylsham in north Norfolk.

It seems that her Norfolk childhood left an impact as her ghost is said to arrive at the door of the National Trust-owned stately home in a carriage pulled by headless horses and driven by a headless coachman on each anniversary of her execution.

If you've had an encounter with the supernatural at Blickling or elsewhere in Norfolk then sign up to share your experience on Memoryshare - it just takes a matter of minutes to log your details.

Sign up to share

If you aren't already registered with the BBC, click on Add A Memory on the right-hand side of the page to be taken through the registration process.

Once you've added your basic details, you'll receive an e-mail which you'll need to send back to confirm your e-mail address.

As soon as your address is confirmed, you're free to add as many memories and comments as you'd like to share.

last updated: 14/08/2008 at 11:52
created: 04/07/2007

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