The Norwich Society

Events SUMMER 2022

TALK: The History of The Plantation Garden, 1614 to 2022

  • Tue 28 Jun 2022
  • Members only
  • The Auditorium, Forum, Norwich
  • 7:00 pm
  • Free (members)

A journey through the rise, fall and recovery of the Plantation Garden – a restored Victorian Garden on Earlham Road, now run by the Plantation Garden Preservation Trust. Accompanied by images, the talk will explore the earliest roots of the garden from the Elizabethan bequest of the land and its use before the creation of the garden in 1857, though its heyday and decline into wilderness and then the foundation of the Trust and restoration of the garden visitors enjoy today.

Our speaker is Ruth Liss, a Trustee of the Plantation Garden Preservation Trust

Notes: this talk is part of the Society’s AGM so is members only – please arrive at 7pm for the start of the AGM. This event is free.

Booking is not required, (please attend the AGM to hear this talk)

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Image credit: Ruth Liss / The Plantation Garden Preservation Trust

WALK: Colman Quarter and Bracondale

  • Thu 14 Jul 2022
  • Open to all
  • Starts and ends at the Canaries Official Store at the Football Ground
  • 6:00 pm
  • £10.00 non-members / £8.00 members

A 90-minute guided walk in the evening through this part of the city which was largely owned by the Colman family and business from the 1850s to the 1990s. This walk also follows the medieval city wall to showcase good views across the city and features the two boom towers near the river and the two largest wall towers on Carrow Hill.

Notes: to meet expected demand, the same walk is being run twice. There is uphill walking at the start, and some more difficult walking alongside the city walls.

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WALK: Colman Quarter and Bracondale

  • Mon 18 Jul 2022
  • Open to all
  • Starts and ends at the Canaries Official Store at the Football Ground
  • 6:00 pm
  • £10.00 non-members / £8.00 members

A 90-minute guided walk in the evening through this part of the city which was largely owned by the Colman family and business from the 1850s to the 1990s. This walk also follows the medieval city wall to showcase good views across the city and features the two boom towers near the river and the two largest wall towers on Carrow Hill.

Notes: to meet expected demand, the same walk is being run twice. There is uphill walking at the start, and some more difficult walking alongside the city walls.

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VISIT: Mannington Hall and Gardens

  • Wed 24 Aug 2022
  • Members only
  • Mannington Hall, Itteringham, Norfolk, NR11 7BB
  • 11:00 am
  • £22.00 members

Mannington Hall is a Grade I listed moated medieval country house surrounded by formal lawns, rose and sensory gardens and is the seat of the Walpole family. This visit includes a guided tour of the house, entry to the gardens and tea and cake refreshments!

Notes: transport is not included so please meet at the Hall itself for 11am which is approximately a 40- minute drive from the city centre. Lunch can be purchased separately at the on-site ‘Walpole’s Kitchen’.

Image credit: Malcolm Manners, CC BY 2.0

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WALK: Norwich City of Culture

  • Tue 20 Sep 2022
  • Open to all
  • Starts at Millennium Plain at The Forum, ending at The Playhouse
  • 10:30 am
  • £10.00 non-members / £8.00 members

A nearly 2 hour daytime walk revealing the city’s dynamic cultural life and its history. This walk looks at some of the people and places that have played a part. The cast includes comedians, camouflage artists, a leaping Morris dancer and a Shakespearean innovator, to name a few...

Notes: to meet expected demand, the same walk is being run twice. It’s mostly level walking, with one short stretch of narrow pavement. This tour is outside and discusses buildings from their exterior.

Image credit: Abi Skipp, CC BY 2.0

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WALK: Norwich City of Culture

  • Thu 22 Sep 2022
  • Open to all
  • Starts at Millennium Plain at The Forum, ending at The Playhouse
  • 3:00 pm
  • £10.00 non-members / £8.00 members

A nearly 2 hour daytime walk revealing the city’s dynamic cultural life and its history. This walk looks at some of the people and places that have played a part. The cast includes comedians, camouflage artists, a leaping Morris dancer and a Shakespearean innovator, to name a few...

Notes: to meet expected demand, the same walk is being run twice. It’s mostly level walking, with one short stretch of narrow pavement. This tour is outside and discusses buildings from their exterior.

Image credit: Abi Skipp, CC BY 2.0

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