Your guide to events taking place all over our county for Norfolk Day 2019
PUBLISHED: 17:21 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:21 26 July 2019
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From an airshow, to cake sales, cribbage and more there’s lots taking place on Saturday July 27, here is your ultimate guide to what to do on the big day.
- Old Buckenham Airshow
One of the county's most popular airshows, this year the Old Buckenham Airshow will feature debut appearances from rare vintage aircraft and performances from famous Second World War aircraft.
- Norwich Pride
Proving that Norfolk is a place where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves Norwich Pride will see a host of events take place across the city including the annual Pride parade.
- Gorleston Cliff Top Festival
The organisers of the free to attend two-day festival which kicks off on Norfolk Day are promising a packed weekend of events with something for the whole family.
- Worstead Festival
A celebration of food, farming and north Norfolk's rich history, the two-day Worstead Festival will feature demonstrations from some of the county's best chefs including Richard Bainbridge of Benedicts in Norwich.
- Norfolk Day Boxathon
From 12pm on Saturday, July 27, through to 12pm on July 28 at Redwell Brewery in Norwich, a dedicated team of volunteers will be boxing through the night to deliver a knock-out blow to the stigma surrounding mental health.
- Norfolk Federation of WIs garden party
On Saturday July 27, the Norfolk Federation of the WI will throw open the doors to its headquarters, Evelyn Suffield House in Norwich for a Norfolk Day garden party.
- Thetford and District Motorcycle Club round Norfolk ride
Setting off on Saturday July 27, motorcyclists will embark on a 236 mile north, east, west and south (NEWS) tour of the county in aid of the charity Onward Enterprise.
- Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Cley Visitor Centre open day
Children and their parents are being encouraged to go wild at The Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Cley visitor centre which will host a range of family activities on July 27.
- Aestival Summer Fair at Raveningham Gardens
On Sunday, July 28, Raveningham Gardens will host a summer fair showcasing the best the country has to offer with the aim of raising funds for Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust and the Norfolk branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
- Fenlanders HOG group Norfolk Ride
On July 27, the Harley Davidson owners group will embark on a ride around the county to celebrate Norfolk Day.
- Rock Bodham
A north Norfolk music festival celebrating the best of local musical talent taking place over the Norfolk Day weekend.
- Thompson village hall and church heritage weekend
People are being encouraged to share their family histories and discover more about their local roots over the course of a weekend celebrating the village's history and links to America. Thompson Village Hall July 27-28.
- The Norfolk Hospice summer fete
On Saturday, July 27, from 11am The Norfolk Hospice will host a summer fete at Wheatfields in Hillington.
- Norfolk's coffee morning
The Big C charity are encouraging people to host a Norfolk Day coffee morning in aid of the charity (various locations across the county).
- Titchwell manor summer party
From 5.30pm - midnight on Saturday July 27, Titchwell Manor will host a evening of live music, entertainment, food and more (ticketed event).
- Flower festival
Over the course of Saturday and Sunday July 27-28 the 11th century church will host a flower festival.
- Norfolk Community Foundation photography competition
The organisation are inviting budding photographers to take a picture which shines a light on the work of local charities to be in with the chance of winning £500. Deadline for entries is Friday, June 21.
- Lathams of Potter Heigham family fun day
On Saturday, July 27, the Potter Heigham business be hosting a day of local food tasting, music, children's entertainment, free prize draws and much more.
- Norfolk Day carboot and fete
On Friday, July 26, All Saints Parish Hall in Scratby, Great Yarmouth will host a carboot sale and fair featuring local artists and more.
- Hev you gotta loight boy? At Norfolk Heritage Centre
From 2-4pm on Friday July 26, the Norfolk heritage Centre in the Millennium Library Norwich will celebrate the Norfolk dialect in its written and spoken form.
- Dereham Bowls Club open day
From 10am-2pm on Saturday, July 27, Dereham Indoor Bowls Club will be celebrating Norfolk Day with an open day at its bowls green within Dereham Leisure centre.
- Norfolk Day Park Run
Runners are being invited to take part in the Loch Neaton Park Run, in Watton on July 27, fancy dress actively encouraged.
- Destination Wymondham
To celebrate Norfolk Day, the Wymondham Town Team are encouraging people to become a tourist in their own town. Wymondham town centre 11am - 5pm.
- Beers of Europe showcase
To celebrate Norfolk Day the Setchey business will be shining a spotlight on local breweries and distilleries with a number of tastings including the Norfolk Day beer, Pond Hopper which has been brewed by the Norfolk Brewhouse in Hindringham and Smartmouth Brewery in Virginia, USA.
- The Warehouse Antiques and Collectables open day
The antiques business located in Setchey business park will be offering free valuations from Laurence Seaton of Buttercross Auctions and live music from Ukulele Folk.
- The Steiff Shop open day
The Setchey shop which is home to the largest collection of Steiff teddy bears in East Anglia will have a representation on hand to show visitors the collection of bears and a raffle the proceeds of which will go towards the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
- Norfolk World Music Festival
Taking place from July 26-28, the Southburgh World Music Festival has been rebranded to the Norfolk World Music Festival in honour of Norfolk Day. The event will take place at Burton Manor Barns, Southburgh, Norfolk, IP25 7SU.
- Norfolk Day the WI way
Watton Evening WI will be serving sweet and savoury refreshments in the town from 10am-3pm.
- One hundred lavender cupcakes from Mundesley WI
The Mundesley group will be handing out cupcakes with handwritten messages on them.
- Aylsham WI will be handing out 100 cupcakes to the people of Aylsham to mark the Norfolk day and the federation's centenary.
- Norfolk day coffee morning
Barford, Wramplingham and District WI will be hosting a coffee morning raising funds for the local church.
- Cuppa and cake Norfolk Day event at Harvest House
From 10am-12pm on July 27, the Mulbarton Evening WI group will be serving traditional Norfolk cakes, biscuits and birthday cake in the gardens of Harvest House.
- Norwich All Saints WI
To mark Norfolk Day, members of Norwich All Saints WI will be celebrating the group's 10th birthday by joining the Norwich Citadel Salvation Army soup run.
- Neatishead Barton Turf and District WI
On July 27, the WI group will be delivering 100 slices of cake to Broadacres care home.
- Open gardens
To mark Norfolk Day, members of Hempnall WI will be opening two gardens and inviting members of the public in for tea and cake.
Willow House garden in Bungay Road will be open from 10am-12pm while Stone Cottage garden in Fairstead Lane will be open from 2pm- 4pm. All proceeds go to Norfolk Admiral Nurses.
- Drop in day at Sutton Village Hall
On Saturday, July 27, Sutton WI will be hosting a drop in day at Sutton Village Hall, open to all, the day will feature tea and cake, activities for children and information about the federation.
- Norfolk Day coffee morning
To mark Norfolk Day Attleborough WI will be hosting a coffee morning in Attleborough town hall. The day will also feature a raffle, photo quiz and more.
- Coltishall and Horstead WI will be handing out 100 pieces of cake to passers by on the river green from 2.30pm.
- Community fun day
On Saturday, July 27, Reepham WI will be holding a community fun day featuring games and refreshments in the Bircham Centre and garden.
- Rock Buns and Rolling Pins WI will be handing out home-made rock buns to the people of North Walsham
- Great Ormesby WI will be taking over the Village Centre in Station Road, Ormesby between 10am and midday to hand out cake to celebrate Norfolk Day.
- Overstrand Evening WI will be making celebration rock buns to give out on July 27 during the Rockstock Concert in Overstrand.
- Coffee morning
Thorpe End WI will be hosting a private coffee morning where each member will be asked to bring a knitted crochet square with the aim of creating a large crocheted blanket.
- Saham WI will be delivering 100 individual cakes to residents of Lancaster House and Linden Court in Watton.
- Beach Hut tea party
Members of Cromer WI will be hosting a tea party at a Cromer beach hut. Members are being asked to bring their own flasks of hot drinks to cut down on plastic waste. The group are also hoping to hand out 100 slices of cake to passers by.
- Norfolk Day cream tea
On Saturday, July 27, Roughton WI will be holding a cream tea celebrating both Norfolk Day and the Norfolk Federation of WI's centenary.
- Norfolk Day coffee morning
On Saturday July 27, from 10am to midday, Brundall Evening WI will be holding a coffee morning in Brundall Memorial Hall.
- Diss WI
On Saturday July 27 Diss WI will be having a cake stall and tombola at Causeway Bowls Club Community Day in aid of EACH. Chapel Street 10-4pm. There will also be arts and craft fair, plants and have a go at target bowls.
- Woodside WI will be giving away 100 pieces of cake at the Farmers market in the St Andrews Centre, Thunder Lane, Thorpe St Andrew on Friday 26th July.
- Pickenhams' WI
The group will having a Bring and Buy stall at the annual Pickenhams' Duck Race
- Sprowston WI
On July 27 members plan to have a group photograph.
- A Concert of Baroque Gems
On July 27 St Boltophs Church in Trunch will be hosting a concert of early baroque gems featuring Maria Konoshenko. The concert will start at 7.30pm in St Boltoph's Church, tickets £12pp are available from Trunch store.
- Fox Inn at Garboldisham
On July 27, the community run pub will be open from midday for real ales, performances from Kenninghall Morris dancers, Dad's Army Museum Thetford Platoon and street food stalls.
- Start-Rite Shoes Norfolk Day promotion
Start-Rite Shoes Clearance event, shoes from £10 a pair - pre-walkers, first walking shoes, canvas shoes and sandals at Start-Rite Shoes Outlet, Broadland Business Park.
- Aylsham Town Hall, Norfolk Day Concert
On Sat July 27 from 2.00pm there will be a performance of Songs Through The Decades featuring The Jeff Short Swing Combo & Singers plus afternoon tea and cakes. All tickets £10.00 available from J B Postle & Son, Market Pl, Aylsham.
- Norfolk Day Brunch at Caston
On July 27 from 9am -12pm Caston Village will be holding a Norfolk day Brunch Get together, to celebrate Norfolk Day and to raise funds for the repair of the village hall.
- Norwich Castle Mall celebrates Norfolk Day
Between 10am and 2pm on Saturday July 27, shoppers visiting Castle Mall shopping centre will be able to enjoy a sweet treat as the centre team will be giving out the cakes in White Lion Square. Shoppers will also be given the chance to take a spin of the Castle Mall wheel of fortune, for their chance to win a beach inflatable.
- The Hearing Care Centre
On July 27 the family run business will be running a giveaway on its Facebook page and sending out some surprises for its Norfolk patients.
- Norfolk Day at the Cock Public House, Attleborough
From 2pm on July 27, The Cock Public House in Attleborough will be celebrating Norfolk Day in style. There will be carnival games as well as face painting, animal selfies and live music from "Driftwood" a rock covers band from Norfolk.
- Norfolk Day at the Venetian Water Ways in Great Yarmouth
From midday the Norfolk Day Well-being and Volunteering will be offering make a sail and origami boat sessions, move to improve exercise sessions, arts and crafts, planting crops in pots, drawing and painting sessions and a treasure trail
- Golden Star Morris tour of North Norfolk
On July 27, the dancers of Golden Star Morris will be embarking on a tour of north Norfolk pubs starting the Unicorn, Aylsham the group will among others visit The Buck Arms, The Vernon Arms and The Crown Inn in Trunch.
- Norfolk Day Cribbage tournament
Taking place in The Assembly Rooms, Norwich, doors open 6.15pm with play at 7pm. Entry costs £6 per pair.
- A celebration of St Botolphs
On July 27 from 10am-4pm St Botolphs Church in Banningham will be celebrating Norfolk Day with an exhibition on St Boltoph. There will also be cream teas served during the day.
- Turn the Tide Litter pick
On July 27, volunteers from Co-op stores in Hemsby and the surrounding area will be helping to turn the tide on beach pollution by taking part in a litter pick on Hemsby beach and the surrounding area.
- Norfolk Day Cycle Rally
On Friday July 26, representatives Norfolk's district councils will be cycling from one office to another with the aim of finishing at the Eastern Daily Press head office in Norwich.
- Thetford 10K
On Sunday July 28, there will be a Norfolk Day 10K setting off from Guildhall, Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2DS. There will be Norfolk Day 10K medals with the county flag available for entrants. Runners must be 14 or over to take part, entrance costs £18.
- Sainsburys Centre for Visual Arts will be offering two for one entry to WG Sebald: Far Away but from where
- Proudly Norfolk
The food organisation will have a stall at Aestival at Raveningham Gardens
- Celebration of Margaret Paston at Mautby Church, Great Yarmouth
On July 27 from 10-4pm, the Mautby Mawthers and friends will be celebrating Margaret Paston, and her famous Paston letters. Refreshments will be served and a memorial stone in memory of Margaret Paston will be dedicated during the afternoon.
- Maid's Head Hotel it's 1549 and it's Kett's Rebellion
Head to the Maids Head Hotel on Norfolk Day, Saturday, July 27 for two free events that focus on Norwich during the time of Kett's Rebellion in 1549. Donations welcomed to the Maids Head's charity of the year, Break.
- Nelson Fest Reedham
Music festival at the Lord Nelson pub in Reedham featuring local bands, DJs and BBQ, July 27 from 8.30pm
- Free viewings of Wherry Hathor and Olive
Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust will have Hathor, a pleasure wherry launched in 1905, and the Edwardian wherry yacht Olive, launched in 1909, on view for the day, free of charge. Both Norfolk wherries will be moored at How Hill Staithe near Toad Hole Cottage in Ludham on July 27 from 10am-5pm.
- Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich will be holding a coffee morning and bring and buy sale from 10.30am - 12.30pm. The event will raise funds for St James' School, Nyamandhlou, Zimbabwe
- Free Tours of Caistor Roman Town
On Sunday July 28, volunteers will be giving free tours of Caistor Roman Town in Caistor St Edmund. The tour leaves from the carpark at 2.30pm.
- Mundesley's Norfolk Day
From 10am -4pm on July 27, there will be free arts and craft for the children, a fancy dress competition, food and drink, well being mini donkeys, face painting, a Punch and Judy stall, music, dancing and the famous Pat Nearny.
- Norfolk Day at Gooderstone Water Gardens
Gooderstone Water Gardens, will be celebrating the Norfolk Dialect with a family fun day.
Normal admission to the gardens for adults, free admission for children, Bishey Barney Bee Hunters £3 each.
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- Norfolk Day at Holkham
Families will be able to join the Holkham estate team at The Lookout and discover all about Admiral Lord Nelson, Norfolk's most famous son, and his historic links to Holkham.
- Cromer Museum Mardlers and Cromer Library
In association with Cromer Museum, Mardlers Cromer Library are putting on an illustrated talk focusing on 'Norfolk in Days Gone By' Refreshments provided on arrival, drop in event, August 13.
- Dersingham Library
Just a cuppa - look at local materials on July 27
- Downham Market Library
The library is asking people to bring in their favourite photos of Norfolk to be displayed July 26-27
- Fakenham Library
Test your knowledge of Norfolk with a quiz! Just pop into the library and have a go, July 27
- Gaywood Library
Norfolk Day: Bishy Barny Bees and Billy Witches Saturday 27th July 10.30am
- Holt Library
Test your knowledge of Norfolk with a quiz! Just pop into the library and have a go. There will also be display boards by Holt Civic Society
- Hunstanton Library
Norfolk Day: Bishy Barny Bees and Billy Witches from midday.
- King's Lynn Library
Coast Road Exhibition - photography covering the A149 route King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth
- Mundesley Library
On July 27 there will be a Norfolk treasure trail
- North Walsham Library
Exhibition of North Walsham through the years
- Sheringham Library
Snapshots of Sheringham - people will be sharing their photos to create a collage for Norfolk Day
- Stalham Library
The library will be hosting a Just a cuppa on July 1
- Wells Library
Big book and DVD sale
- Attleborough Library
Just a Cuppa with a Norfolk authors display
- Costessey Library
A display promoting local books
- Dereham Library
Norfolk wildlife family craft activity and story time with local author
- Diss Library
Local book sale
- Harleston Library
Just a Cuppa for local reminiscence
- Hethersett Library
Local History Talk by the Friends Group - materials used to form a display for Norfolk Day (taking place on July 29)
- Hingham Library
From July 11 there will be a display celebrating local books.
- Loddon Library
Just a Cuppa event to reminisce about Loddon
- Long Stratton Library
Just a Cuppa for local reminiscence group
- Poringland Library
Just a Cuppa to reminisce about Poringland, plus local author talk on July 29
- Swaffham Library
There will be a family quiz and kids' treasure hunt in the library on July 27
- Thetford Library
Local history and photographic display
- Watton Library
Just a Cuppa with a Norfolk themed fiction display
- Acle library
Local history display
- Aylsham Library
Norfolk Dialect display and Just a Cuppa event
- Blofield Library
On July 27 there will be a Blofield local history display
- Brundall Library
From July 25 local history display
- Caister Library
Local talk and photo display on Caister by David McDermott
- Gorleston Library
Local speaker event with refreshments on Norfolk day
- Hellesdon Library
Norfolk Day archives event - a chance to see what the library's archives have to offer (taking place on July 30)
- Reepham Library
Just A Cuppa - share your memories and look at Picture Norfolk Exhibition
- Sprowston Library
Norfolk Day at The Bircham Centre will take place on July 26, refreshments will be provided.
- Earlham Library
Just A Cuppa - share your memories and look at Picture Norfolk Exhibition
- Mile Cross Library
Mile Cross Memories, display of Mile Cross Memorabilia and Local History, featuring Just A Cuppa
- Tuckswood Library
Just A Cuppa event and an opportunity to raise find out more about the library's time capsule project
- West Earlham Library
Just A Cuppa - share your memories and look at Picture Norfolk Exhibition
- Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Pride Parade - British Library Exhibition Love, Desire Identity including local memorabilia donated.
- Plumstead Road Library
A display of Thorpe Hamlet Memorabilia and Local History, featuring Just A Cuppa
- Norfolk Day at the museum of the Broads
On July 26 the museum will be offering free entry as it officially launches its water bicycle replica - Nutty Slack II.
- Matishall Norfolk Day Picnic
From 11am-3pm on Saturday July 27, the village will be hosting a black and yellow themed picnic.
There will be refreshments, a WI cake sale, ice cream from Dann's dairy, lots of games, glitter tattoos, YMCA youth club, live music with Lizzie and various stalls.
- Blakeney guild of many crafts Norfolk Day exhibition
St Nicholas Church Rooms from 7 July through to August 1/
- Norfolk Day promotion at Coleman Optician and hearing centre, St Augustines Norwich
On July 27 the optician's will be offering 50pc off all Superdry, Radley, O'Neil, Cat and Michael Kors frames including single vision lenses.
- Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
On Saturday July 27, the centre will be hosting a number of Norfolk themed family events including storytelling, tree climbing, garden games, children's craft activities and canoeing taster sessions. The tearooms will also be offering a Norfolk themed menu. Garden entry: adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, child £3.95 (under 5 free)
- Community Tea on the lawn in Rackheath
From 2-4pm Holy Trinity Church will be hosting a strawberry tea on the lawn, includes children's crafts and raffle. The event is free to attend, with donations welcome, all proceeds will go to the Bittern Benefice, which includes the churches of Gt & Lt Plumstead, Rackheath, Salhouse and Witton.
- Hockwold village does Norfolk Day
During the day there will be a village yard sale followed by live music, raffle and happy hour in the evening from 7pm.
- Morley village fete
Village fete featuring a raffle, tombola, tea and cake, book sale, catch the rat, bowling for a pig, brick a brac stall.
- Weston Longville Norfolk Day farming event
On Sunday July 28, The Hall for All at Weston Longville will be hosting a farming Sunday from 2-4pm.
- Bluebirds handmade market
On Saturday July 27- Sunday 28, from 11-4pm Bluebirds Handmade Market will be hosting a market in South Walsham Village Hall. The market will feature 50 local artists, makers, designers, craftspeople and food producers as well as street food, a bar, live music and children's activities.
- Laurel Court, Norfolk Day fun day
On July 27, Laurel Court will be holding a fun day and BBQ. Events will include a knobbly knees competition, donkey derby, tin can alley and a quiz in the evening.
- Explore Cromer's rich coastal history
On Saturday 27th July, Merchant's Place will have displays on the new Deep History Coast project, the Cromer Shoal Chalk Bed, Walk Cromer events and more. There will also be activities to get involved in, such as beachcombing to create artwork, dinosaur and marine themed crafts for kids and fossil hunting. The day will run from 10am to 3pm.
- Norfolk Day at The Shoulder of Mutton Pub, Strumpshaw
From 12-4pm on Saturday July 27, The Shoulder of Mutton Pub will be hosting craft activities for children, stalls from local community groups, charities and Strumpshaw parish council. There will also be a BBQ and live music from The Chuffinches.
- Norse Catering's Norfolk Day menu
On July 27, Norse Catering will be serving a special Norfolk day menu showing casing produce from the region in 20 care homes across the county.
- Reedham and District WI
To celebrate Norfolk Day the group will be ringing the bells of St Mary the Virgin church in Saxlingham Nethergate, at 11am on July 27.
- A gift of 100 bamboo spoons
Between 10.30am and 3pm Wroxham WI, will be giving out 100 bamboo spoons which have been designed by the groups members on the Granary Staithe, Hoveton.
- Wymondham and Bridewell WI
To celebrate Norfolk Day and the Norfolk Federation's centenary, the group will be handing out cakes and Morsbags in the town centre.
- Barnham Broom and District WI
The group will be serving cake and a cuppa at Barnham Broom Village Hall from 2pm-4pm on July 27. There will also be a performance from The Windmill Handbell Ringers at 3pm.
- Chill-out in the churchyard at Hillington
From midday to 4pm on Saturday July 27 All Saints' Church in Hillington Square will be celebrating Norfolk Day with live music from Ian Swinburn, tea and cakes. The Fathers Arms bar will also be open serving a range of drinks.
- Norfolk Day Celebrations
On Norfolk Day, Christ Church (Eaton) will be open in Norfolk Day celebratory mode from 10am - 4pm! Refreshments will be available.
- The lost sheep wool shop Rollesby
The shop will be hosting an all day knit and natter and crochet and chatter, as well as a raffle, Norfolk day quiz, several woolly crafts, pompom making, fork weaving, fabric flower making and refreshments to fuel the activities.
- Peddars Way talk at Lynn Museum
The museum will be holding a free talk on 'Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail: Coastal Treasures' at 2.30pm.
- Friend in Deed Norfolk Day picnic
From 2.30pm to 5pm the organisation will be holding a picnic on Norwich School's playing field in the Cathedral Close, the afternoon will feature games and live music from Ami Bondi.
- Holt Celebrates Norfolk Day
On Friday July 26, from 11am - 2.30pm Holt community hub will be holding Norfolk day celebrations featuring the best/worst dressed scarecrow, games, home made cakes, refreshments and more.
On the green there will be a cake stall, bric a brac stand and raffle
- Ormesby WI
Great Ormesby WI will be offering free tea, coffee and cakes in the Ormesby Village Centre, Station Road, between 10am and 12pm.
- Big C charity football match
From 12pm-5pm at Stracey Park in Rackheath, there will be a charity football tournament between six teams which will compete for the David Vosper trophy. All proceeds from the tournament will go towards the Big C.
- Waving the flags on the green in Thetford
Thetford Riverside Leisure Complex will be hosting a day of activities 'on the lawn' including an afternoon tea party for residents of a nearby carehome, live music from Matt Chapple and entertainment from Gary Winter.
- The King's Head Letheringsett Party in the garden
From 2pm on July 27, the King's Head will be hosting live music from Matty Haynes, a bouncy castle, ice creams and family fun.
- Warwick Street Social Norfolk day menu
The city centre restaurant will be supporting Norfolk Day by offering an exclusive set menu showcasing some of the county's finest produce, two courses for £23.50, three courses for £28.
- The Harley Ride Out
Organised for the Carnival, more than 150 bikes roar through Sheringham town centre and park up for the afternoon. The event takes place between 12pm and 4pm.
- Are you organising an event? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @norfolk using #NorfolkDay, and promote it on the Norfolk Day Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/norfolkday
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