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Our achievements and history

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We’ve been working to support and promote the countryside since ‘The Norfolk branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England’ was formed in 1933. Our work to protect all the things that make Norfolk unique is continuing to make an impact.

From the Bacton Gas Planning inquiry to the campaign to protect Halvergate Marshes, from the Broads National Park designation to our calls for a Green Belt for Norwich, it is a history of ensuring we have a thriving and beautiful countryside that everyone can enjoy into the future.

Use the links below to view the history of CPRE Norfolk and our local and national campaigns and successes during those years.

Sixty years of the Norfolk Society


If you are interested in learning even more about the history of CPRE Norfolk, a publication ‘Sixty years of the Norfolk Society’ is available to purchase from the CPRE Norfolk office.

Please contact us for more details.

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The Norfolk Record Office at County Hall also has many archive papers stretching back to the charity’s inception, including minutes of all Executive Committee meetings from 1933 onwards.