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Society Publications

The Norwich Society aims to produce at least one publication each year. These are available to our members for free and non-members for a modest charge.

Many of our publications are available to purchase in Norwich from City Bookshop on Davy Place and Jarrold on Exchange Street, and on-line from City Bookshop

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The Architects of Norwich:

EDWARD BOARDMAN AND VICTORIAN NORWICH

Authors: David Bussey and Eleanor Martin

Price £5.00

In the second half of the ninteenth century local architect Edward Boardman, joined later by his son, played a central role in the transformation of Norwich from an essentially medieval city to one that met the new demands of Victorian life. This booklet explores the firm's wide-ranging designs many of which can still be seen on the streets of the city. The story told in this booklet, however is not just about buildings but also an extraordinary group of powerful Norwich businessmen and industrialists.

Available from City Bookshop and Jarrold

JOHN MORAY-SMITH

Author: Paul Burall
Price: £3

The eccentric Norwich artist who brought individuality to our pubs with extraordinary panels showing local scenes through the ages is described, along with his surviving work.

Available from City Bookshop


THE ARCHITECTS OF NORWICH - GEORGE JOHN SKIPPER 1856-1948

Author/s: David Bussey and Eleanor Martin
£2

It is a guide to ten remarkable commercial buildings George Skipper designed in Norwich city centre during a spectacularly creative decade (1896-1906).
Extensive narrative illustrated with photographs.

Available from City Bookshop


THE CAPTAIN AND THE NORWICH PARKS

Author: A.P. Anderson
Price: £10

A 76 page softback book of photographs and extensive narrative on the history and construction of four major public parks in Norwich - Eaton, Waterloo, Wensum and Heigham, and the Parks Superintendent who supervised their construction, Captain Sandys-Winsch.

Available from City Bookshop


FRAGMENTS OF NORWICH CITY WALLS

Edited by Vanessa Trevelyan
Price: £5

This short publication seeks to capture some of the uses and meanings conveyed by the City Walls over the centuries. It is not intended as a history of the walls but rather, through a series of vignettes supported by a brief historical outline, shows how the defences have defined the City and continue to do so.

Available from City Bookshop


THE BLUEBELL ALLOTMENTS

Price: £3

In 1924, Norwich Corporation set up an Allotment Committee to create new sites including, in 1924, the Bluebell Allotments.

Extensive narrative illustrated with photographs.