The Norwich Society


Book our live online talk '150 years of Sewerage in Norwich' for FREE - 16th December at 10:30am

Booking for our next online Historians Talk '150 years of Sewerage in Norwich' is now open.

December 16th, 10:30am / online

The city’s first public sewerage system opened exactly 150 years ago last August, but how were the major geological and topographical challenges overcome in building it? Did it work? Has the system been changed or extended since then?

While preparing on a book about subterranean Norwich, Matt became intrigued by the depth and size of some of Norwich’s sewers, part of a hidden underground system we completely rely on, but hardly ever think about. In this talk, he draws together fragmentary information from a multiplicity of written and visual sources, and has crossed the city looking for manhole covers, to tell the story he calls ‘Norwich’s Netherflow’.

The talk is FREE, but must be booked in advance.