Titles based in Norwich from the Centre of East Anglian Studies publications.
Doing Different? Politics and the Labour Movement in Norwich 1880 - 1914
What features shaped the emerging Labour Movement in Norwich at the end of the 19th century? This book examines the character of local trade unionism and Socialist, Labour and Liberal influences in industrial disputes, street agitations and elections. It also considers whether activists in Norwich aimed to 'Do Different' or to mobilise in step with the Forward March of Labour.
Steven Cherry ISBN 0 906219 26 4 £4.50
Life on a Medieval Street
Norwich is rich, both historically and archaeologically. This booklet describes the history of one particular block of property which was excavated by the Norwich survey. One of the most important sites excavated by the Norwich Survey was on Alms Lane, north of the river. It once lay just outside the Saxon defences of the city and has produced one of the longest and most varied sequences of occupation known from any English medieval town.
The discoveries combine with surviving documentary evidence to provide a remarkably rich insight into the development of life on a series of ordinary urban tenements.
Malcolm Atkin & Sue Margeson ISBN 0 906219 18 3 £3.00
Shops and Shopkeeper in Norwich 1660-1730
Before the seventeenth century a retail shop in the modern sense was unknown. As a retail trade began to grow in that century, an area just north of Norwich market became a natural focus for this activity. Authors Ursula Priestley and Alayne Fenner have worked with the probate directories of these businesses to build up a picture of shops and the men and women running the businesses as trade developed.
Ursula Priestley & Alayne Fenner ISBN 0 906219 19 1 £2.95
The Great Market: A survey of Nine Hundred Years of Norwich Provision Market
Throughout the nine hundred years of is recorded history Norwich has been a leading regional capital, a premier market town and a centre of trade and commerce. Geographically, the city was a natural distribution point for the agricultural produce of much of East Anglia and it was also the major outlet for a large community of urban craftsmen, as well as the mart for many merchants from this country and overseas. The huge provision Market, on which most of this trade was focused, was famous for its size and for the diversity of of merchandise on sale, making it a tourist attraction long before the twentieth century. The eighteenth century historian Francis Blomefield, describe it as 'the grandest market in all England'.
Ursula Priestly draws on many sources to bring us a picture of the market over the centuries.
Ursula Priestley ISBN 0 906219 25 6 £3.50
The Norwich Apocalypse
The stone bosses of the Apocalypse in the cloisters of Norwich Cathedral are unique in medieval art. The cycle comprises over one hundred carvings begun in the early part of the fourteenth century. The works would have a direct influence on the Old and New Testament cycles carved for the vaulting of the Cathedral's nave in the fifteenth century.
With 100 full page colour plates of the carvings and a comprehensive commentary from author Martial Rose, this book will be of interest to all who enjoy medieval art and history.
Martial Rose ISBN 0906219485 £16.00
The Rebirth of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital 1874-1883
How did the new hospital of 1883 come to look the way it did? Funded by popular support from the community and by some massive individual donations, what ideas does the building's form represent? How did personalities, committees and specialist advisers influence design proposals. and how was the balance achieved that resulted in the thoroughly modern mid-sized hospital - one that reflect new ideals in both ward planning and in architectural style?
Jeremy Taylor ISBN 0953834905 £9.95