For artist Julian Macey the flatlands of Norfolk have given him the most exciting and inspiring vistas, and untold hours of quiet, painting joy.
They were 26 women who were killed in Great Yarmouth while they proudly served their country and defended our freedom.
A rare set of photographs - never published before - gives an insight into the aftermath of Britain's worst peacetime disaster of the last century. Trevor Heaton reports.
In 1940 Winston Churchill declared 'We shall fight them on the beaches', but as local historian Chris Weston explains, in a previous war it was more a case of fighting them over the beaches - and a Norfolk site played a key part.
Richard Weaver, President of the National Society of the Washington Family Descendants, has travelled from Washington DC in America to present a plaque to St Catherine's Church in Ludham.