I was looking through my photograph files on my computer this evening and thought I would share a few old pictures of Norwich.
I have lots of old photographs but these show interesting views and people working in everyday jobs. Fascinating to see inside factories and shops! I will be putting together a full article, with more pictures, in the next few months.
Upper Goat Lane Warehouses
Curls in Rampant Horse Street, decorated for the 1897 Jubilee
Large department stores weren’t just in London, Norwich had several.
Fires, with timber buildings, closely packed together were common in large towns and cities.
Dinner-Time for the workers.
Hard work & long hours.
Transporting fruit & vegetables to market.
More factory workers. Norwich was a massive city with massive factories employing thousands of workers. Were your ancestors among them?
I have been researching local & family history since 1977 and I'm passionate about this beautiful county and the people who have made it what it is. All of my own ancestors, discovered up to today, lived within fifty miles of where I live today and that means I am, as far as I know, a real Norfolk Dumpling, with a tiny bit of me from North Suffolk. :)
My early origins were obviously from Scandinavia but I suspect that I have a bit of Roman blood in there too, as there was a very large Roman presence in the area.