I spend a lot of my spare time taking photographs, researching local history and getting myself involved with various Local Heritage groups. Somebody suggested that maybe I should start a blog, so here it is… I’ll be discussing the Mile Cross estate, Local History, Railway Heritage, Photography and any other subjects that may pique my interest.
Links to my Flickr page, my Norfolk Railway Heritage Group Facebook page and Friends of Norwich City Station pages can be found in the widget over to your right (or at the very bottom if you’re reading this on a handheld device).
If you’re from Mile Cross or anywhere in the northern part of the City, chances are you’ll be more than familiar with the shoppers’ delight that is Anglia Square. Continue reading “Anglia Square”
As I mentioned in my previous blog entry about how the 25th Scouts came to reside in Mile Cross some 70 years ago, I’d been kindly allowed to borrow a couple of their fantastically-aged photo albums to see what I could find and share them with you lot. Continue reading “The 25th head to the coast. Almost 100 years ago.”
This Saturday (24th november, 2018) I was invited along to the Centenary celebrations of the 25th Norwich Scouts. Seeing as both my children attend the Cubs and Scouts here and the fact there was free tea and cake to be had (as well as a chance to bend the ear of the Mayor) it was a bit of a no-brainer, so we thought we’d pop along to see what it was all about. Continue reading “The 25th get their new Scout Hut”
As I’ve probably mentioned before (countless times), I’m quite involved with local Railway History. It all started when my friends and I decided to take it upon ourselves to expose the remaining platform wall at the former M&GN Norwich City Station site and it’s kind of steam-rolled its way on from there, flattening out swathes of my spare time as it goes. Continue reading “Honing and HOD – Heritage Open Days.”
Living on the edge… of the Countryside, that is.
This is just a short entry to share a few images I stumbled across a week or so back. Taken during the 40’s and 50’s they show us a fascinating glimpse of living in Mile Cross during those early years when it was still connected directly to the countryside. Continue reading “Living on the edge.”
The Mile Cross Estate has some very interesting road names from a historical point of view so I thought I’d take a closer look at the history behind those battered old nameplates to try ascertain what all those names mean and why. As it turns out most of the road names read to be a veritable “who’s who” of famous Norwich Citizens Continue reading “What’s in a road name?”
Having written Hellesdon Station Parts 1 and 2 I thought I’d pretty much written all I could about this long-forgotten railway station, hidden away in a quiet little corner of old Hellesdon. I was wrong. Not long after hitting ‘submit’ and setting ‘Hellesdon Station Part 2’ free and into the wilderness of the world-wide interwebs, I was contacted by a lady who it seems was very glad to have found somebody else with a keen interest in this little part of very localised History. Continue reading “Hellesdon Station Part 3”