A new viaduct for Norwich?

A new viaduct for Norwich?

I’ve just found out about a radical proposal to solve road traffic congestion on Riverside. This huge viaduct would run from Bracondale over the top of the station and on to Thorpe Road. But don’t panic – it’s never likely to be built. It’s in the City of Norwich Plan for 1945. I’m researching Norwich’s […]

The Colegate story: all is revealed…

The Colegate story: all is revealed…

More than a thousand years of #Norwich’s history is crammed into Colegate, and that’s the story I shared at Norfolk Network’s Colegate Christmas party. My self-imposed challenge was to tell the story in just eight locations (all clearly visible today) and to invite you to imagine the people who’ve lived and worked here, making our […]

The Colegate story: sneak peek

The Colegate story: sneak peek

Work in progress: here’s a sneak peek at a detail of the Colegate story in Norwich. It’s part of a map showing a tour of Colegate and its historic buildings, which I’ve been developing with specialist visualiser JC3DVIS. Guess where it is… a clue: you can eat very well there nowadays but it used to […]

Work in progress: the Colegate story

Work in progress: the Colegate story

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Cities, Writing

Work in progress: I’m researching the remarkable story of Colegate, in the heart of historic Norwich-over-the-water. Over the centuries its inhabitants have made huge fortunes for our fine city – and occasionally lost them too. It’s been home to Viking raiders, textile merchants and shoe manufacturers. And now it’s reinventing itself for the 21st century. […]