Autumn in Norwich

After 12 years in Norwich we still take great delight in wandering around the city, particularly on sunny autumnal afternoons. We’ll usually set off with a vague plan of ‘heading for the Cathedral’ and see what takes our interest. Today it was a chance to finally go and see the Jarrold Bridge across the Wensum, a ‘J’ shaped footbridge close to St James’ Mill, as well as revisiting a number of old favourites.

Trinity United Reformed Church, Unthank Road, Norwich. Designed by Sir Bernard Feilden.

St Giles, Norwich. Repair work currently being carried out on the tower.

Norwich Cathedral.

Repairs and repointing at Pulls Ferry.

Norwich Cathedral and the Great Hospital, seen from the riverside path along the Wensum.

Jarrold Bridge. A small but rather wonderful new footbridge across the Wensum designed by Ramboll.

Quay Side, River Wensum. Middle Saxon Norwich got going here (and on the other bank). They’d have probably enjoyed a J-shaped bridge too.

Upcoming Events

CEAS Research Seminars

This week sees the start of the Centre of East Anglian Studies research seminar series. The series kicks off on Thursday 8th November with a paper by Margaret Bird on ‘Drunkenness and Debt: the struggle of Norfolk innkeepers under the brewer’s yokr 1770-1810’. Margaret’s research is based largely on the detailed diaries of Mary Hardy, a brewer’s wife from Coltishall in Norfolk.

A more detailed synopsis of the paper, and more information on the Mary Hardy project itself is available on the project website.

The seminar will take place on Thursday, at 6:30pm in Room 2.16 of the Arts II building at the UEA – all are very welcome to attend.

A Celebration of Archaeology in West Norfolk

On Saturday 24th November Sarah Spooner, Jon Gregory and Rob Liddiard will be giving papers at a one day conference in Kings Lynn to celebrate 45 years of the West Norfolk and Kings Lynn Archaeological Society. Other speakers include Dr Richard Hoggett on the Anglo Saxon period in west Norfolk, Dr John Davies on the Iron Age and Roman period and Dr Clive Bond on prehistoric west Norfolk.

The conference is free and all are welcome, but booking is essential. All the details are in the conference poster, which can be downloaded by clicking on this link – WestNorfolkArchaeologyConference_121124[1]

Hope to see some of you there!