Month: March 2014

Magdalen Street: Part 1 – Introduction

Norwich-over-the-water is a strange place. Magdalen Street or Fybriggate as it was originally called and its immediate environs sometimes seem divorced from the city and historically were separated from the rest of the Central norwich by a relatively thin stretch of water; the river Wensum.  Yet Magdalen Street contains some of the best stories, the most interesting history, vibrant characters and intriguing secrets. I’d say it’s the best bit, one of the most interesting areas by some distance as yet not killed by flouncy boutiques or coffee chains, it’s diverse, ever changing and different. It is almost the crucible...

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Norwich Baedeker blitz: The Lockwoods

The Lockwood family lived on Rosebery Road in Norwich, number 65 a very ordinary little terrace in a row of terraces nestling in the sea of shoe factory workers houses between St Clements Hill and Angel Road, not far from Angel Road School. In the Picture above we have Hilda, or mum, who would have been in her mid thirties when this was taken, Cheeky Jack who was about six and Beryl who would have been about eight. On the right we have Alf the dad. Hilda would soon fall pregnant with child number three; Margaret. I know this...

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