Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

News Archive

  1. Military History of the Brecks project reveals hidden history of a forgotten landscape

    Military History of the Brecks project reveals hidden history of a forgotten landscape

    A project researching the military history of the Brecks area of Norfolk and Suffolk between 1900 and 1949 has uncovered the area’s forgotten role in the conflicts of the twentieth century.  Volunteer-led research by the Breckland Society has …

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  2. November Newsletter

    Read our November Newsletter here!

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  3. The Warreners' Tales

    The Warreners' Tales

    We are very pleased to annouce the release of our new film about Thetford Warren Lodge, produced by the award winning Ember Films! It's available on Vimeo here. The film will now be screened across the Brecks, in schools and community centres. …

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  4. October Newsletter

    Read our October Newsletter here!

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  5. New Publication for the Brecks

    New Publication for the Brecks

    The Breckland Society and the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership are delighted to announce a call for papers for inclusion in the inaugural Journal of Breckland Studies (JBS), which will be published in March next year, both as hard copy and …

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  6. ‘Brecks From Above’ project seeks to safeguard heritage assets from a higher perspective

    ‘Brecks From Above’ project seeks to safeguard heritage assets from a higher perspective

    The Brecks has great archaeological potential, with some of the earliest known evidence of human habitation in the UK, Neolithic ('New Stone Age') flint mines at Grimes Graves, and sites like West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. However, there are many …

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  7. September Newsletter

    Read our September Newsletter here!

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  8. Sheep in the Brecks Project Starts

    Sheep in the Brecks Project Starts

    Our Sheep in the Brecks project, in partnership with the Breckland Society is just starting, with the first event coming up in September. The project offers the chance to get involved in researching and understanding one of the most interesting …

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  9. Work Placement: Kathryn at Suffolk Wildlife Trust

    Work Placement: Kathryn at Suffolk Wildlife Trust

    As part of Breaking New Ground, we are funding 12 work placements across our projects to give people the opportunity to gain experience in conservation, heritage and other roles such as film making. Kathryn Falkner started volunteering at Lackford …

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  10. UK first as experts use GPS to keep tabs on elusive stone-curlews

    UK first as experts use GPS to keep tabs on elusive stone-curlews

    Great news from our Ground Disturbance project: For the first time in the UK, scientists working in the Brecks are using high-tech GPS tags to study the movements of one of the country’s most threatened birds, the stone-curlew.   Stone-curlews, …

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