There are a series of events being held this week to mark the centenary of a fire which destroyed an Essex village.
The fire destroyed most of the village of Little Chesterford near Saffron Walden in Essex, including 9 houses, 2 farms and 2 pubs, yet miraculously no one died in the great fire of 1914.
It is believed the fire may have started after sparks from a steam traction engine travelling along the main road set fire to a straw stack, the sparks then spread to the thatched buildings in the village.
In 1914 firefighting equipment was limited to one small pump, which has been tracked down and restored.
The fire left a quarter of the village of the village homeless now there's an exhibition and commemoration of the fire in the village.
While there are now very few signs that the village was destroyed one hundred years ago people here are determined that the events won't be forgotten.
The possessions of a World War One soldier packed away in a leather suitcase for almost a century have been opened for the first time.
The belongings his family found too painful to look at reveal a glimpse of life at war for Private Ted Ambrose, who lived in Wallington near Baldock in Hertfordshire.
Click below to watch Sarah Beecroft's report.
Now if you think of Royal houses in the east you probably think of Sandringham.
But hundreds of years before Kings and Queens built a palace in West Norfolk, the Suffolk coast was the seat of power for the Anglo-Saxons.
And just recently archaeologists have discovered artefacts at Rendlesham near Sutton Hoo, which they say is conclusive evidence that there was once a grand royal settlement there.
Is this the most important archaeological find of a generation, Tanya Mercer went along to find out more.
A lost settlement which housed the Anglo-Saxon royalty who created the famous Sutton Hoo burial mounds has been unearthed in Suffolk.Read the full story ›
It will forever be remembered as the Great War when nearly one million British soldiers died in the battlefields of France and Belgium.
Next year it'll be 100 years since the start of the First World War and the Government has announced a £50 million programme to commemorate the centenary.
Eight Bronze Age wooden boats discovered in a quarry in Peterborough are now being conserved at the city's Flag Fen archaeological centre.Read the full story ›
Eight Bronze Age wooden boats discovered in a quarry in Peterborough are now being conserved at the city's Flag Fen archaeological centre.
The 4,000 year old vessels are being kept cold and wet to stop them from deteriorating.
They will eventually be treated with the same chemical that's been used to preserve the Tudor warship the Mary Rose.
Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing looks set to follow Sir Winston Churchill onto a banknote according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.
Sir Winston will feature on five pound notes due to enter circulation in 2016.
Punters are now speculating as to who will follow suit with Alan Turing the 4/1 favourite.
The maths genius helped crack top secret German codes. His work is credited with shortening the duration of the Second World War.
A museum in Cambridge is in the running to be awarded the title of the UK's Museum of the Year and a £100,000 prize.
Those at the Museum of of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge are hopeful they can impress the judges.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson:
A museum in Cambridge which covers 2,000,000 years of human history is up for a prestigious arts award which could net a prize of £100.000.
Sarah-Jane Harknett of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology says they hold fantastic exhibits from across the Anglia region and across the world.