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Norfolk day and night

PUBLISHED: 06:30 01 September 2014

Jousting at the Medieval Spectacular at Pensthorpe. Picture: Ian Burt

Jousting at the Medieval Spectacular at Pensthorpe. Picture: Ian Burt

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I love the chance to work in historic buildings such as Holkham Hall, and Pensthorpe is special to me too.

The Adam and Eve in Norwich.The Adam and Eve in Norwich.

DAY

I love my job, so a perfect day would have to include some work. I don’t usually have time to stop for breakfast on a proper working day, but today I will find somewhere for eggs Benedict and smoked salmon before arriving at one of Norfolk’s great historical sites. Teaching children about history is one of my favourite things. It doesn’t matter about whether it’s the Bronze Age or the Second World War, I love seeing them suddenly “getting it”.

If it’s a medieval interpretation day for schools at Castle Rising they might meet a medieval knight in armour at the gatehouse who bars their way. There’s a big wow factor as they realise what kind of day this is going to be. I also love the chance to work in historic buildings such as Holkham Hall, and Pensthorpe is special to me too.

I think I might have forgotten how to relax, but if I have some spare time I like going out with a camera and trying some photography. I particularly enjoy taking reflection pictures in puddles!

Ian Pycroft at the Meet the Georgians event held at Gressenhall. Picture: Ian BurtIan Pycroft at the Meet the Georgians event held at Gressenhall. Picture: Ian Burt

NIGHT

I love historical dancing and I’ve recently started to get into swing and lindy hop, so I’d go to a class in Norwich. Going out for a meal with good friends is always enjoyable but there’s not one particular restaurant or cuisine but if I’m going to a pub in Norwich it would probably be the Adam and Eve, because it’s got so much history. I’d be with a group of friends who are also fascinated by history, so there is always plenty to talk about. Television is something I banned from my life a few years ago and have never regretted having the time to actually do things and talk to people.

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