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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Commissioner: William Herring

Find out about the commissioner William Herring a prosperous Norwich merchant and manufacturer

Gift of a Spanish sword
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View a letter from Horatio Nelson giving William Herring a gift of a spanish sword

Norwich to Lowestoft Navigation scheme
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View documents from the scheme which enabled the history detectives to trace the location of property owned by Herring

Scheme to build a bridge over the river Wensum
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View a document listing Herring as a subscriber to this scheme, for which he became the commissioner who executed it as an Act of Parliament

Letter to Lord Townshend
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View in this letter in which Herring referred to the House of Commons vote of thanks to the Nofolk Yoemanry and Volunteer Company

William Herring About

Find what the history detectives found out about William Herring

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Norwich history detectives on flickr

Find out how the Norwich history detectives followed the trail of 5 commissioners named on the Land Tax Roll of 1821.

Norwich history detectives on Flickr

Find out how the Norwich history detectives followed the trail of 5 commissioners named on the Land Tax Roll of 1821.

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