Civic Voice

The Norwich Society invites you to join us in caring for this fine old City.

George Borrow (1803-1881), born in Norfolk but a wide-ranging traveller, lived here and wrote of Norwich that it was

a fine old city…view it from whatever side you will”.

The Norwich Society aims to keep it that way by championing the best buildings from the past and promoting the best architectural design and planning for its future.

We do this by:

  • Watching planned city development to encourage the highest possible standards
    Identifying planning and development needs and arguing for them with the relevant authorities
  • Gathering evidence of problems and concerns and making the case for change
    Explore our Website to see who we are, what we do, and how you can join in our work.
  • Our Annual Report 2012 can be viewed hereMembership form?

Rod Spokes has been taking the Project team on tours of the walls in full circumference and we will be offering a version or versions that walk for members in due course.

City Walls Project

The research on our City Walls project is now almost finished. Vanessa Trevelyan is now working on editing the material for our new City Walls booklet for publication next year. 

Neil Croft organised a visit to see the Great Yarmouth walls on Tuesday May 13 with a Yarmouth city guide leading the way.

As in Norwich, none of the gates have been left. In a number of places newer buildings incorporate the walls or use them for foundations; the result of this make-do-and –mend approach is the walls have survived.  Moreover the capping of the walls with brickwork has meant they are generally much higher than those in Norwich.

Click to view Norwich Pub Signs video (within City Walls)



Next Event

Events Booking Form ...

Wednesday 19 November 7.30pm
Society Evening Third Wednesday Lecture. Music Room, The Assembly House
Family Fortunes - Jacobean merchants in King’s Lynn
Dr G Alan Metters FHA, FRHistS
No booking necessary. Guests £5 at the door..

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Corporate Members

Next Corporate Event:
Notre Dame High School
Thursday October 30th at 7.45
Details to come.

Contact: Vicky Manthorpe
email  •  Tel: 01603 765606
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