Changing Face of Norwich

1970 - 1974 , Norwich (Norfolk)

Amateur footage, recorded by Charles Scott, featuring the extensive demolition and redevelopment of parts of Norwich, during the early 1970s, in particular, featuring Grapes Hill, Chapel Field, Magdalen Street and Anglia Square.

Footage of the extensive building development work taking place in and around Norwich, during the early 1970s. Focusing on the demolition of residential properties; building of the inner link roads at Grapes Hill/Chapel Field and St Crispins Road; the demolition of Magdalen Street buildings and development of Anglia Square, its multi-storey car park, office blocks and shopping centre, and fly-over. Footage of street signs, and pub or shop fronts, locate the residential or commercial area of the work taking place. Additional information is provided by intertitles, naming the locations, dates and building work. Also evident from the intertitles is the filmmaker’s regret at the ‘changing face of Norwich’, public dissatisfaction with the work is also evident from graffiti marking the walls. Slogans read, “restore don’t demolish” and “Hands off history”. Historic buildings of Norwich are glimpsed in the skyline as work takes place.

Featured Buildings

Sportsman Public House, Northumberland Street; Lame Dog Public House, Queens Road; Winchester Tower, Chapel Field Road; The Tuns Public House, Unthank Road; Markham Tower, Bowers Avenue; Odeon Cinema, Anglia Square; The George & Dragon, Public House, Old Haymarket; Greyhound Public House, Heigham Street; St Giles’ Church, tower visible in the skyline; Heatrae Building; Kendrick & Son Ltd; Bell Hotel; J.A. Nickalls China and Glass; Tylers, Magdalen Street; Barclays Bank, Magdalen Street; Haymarket and Gentleman’s Walk, high street shop exteriors:- Peter Robinson; Littlewoods; Curls department store; Dorothy Perkins; Shelfone Fashion; Marley; Tooks; Harry Fenton; Singers. Old city wall, Chapel Field. Thomas Browne Statue, Haymarket, Norwich

Keywords

Building construction; Demolition; Redevelopment; Regeneration; Town planning

Manifestations

Changing Face of Norwich

  • Barcode
    INV351170
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:33:54
    Modification Date
    23/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732528
  • Barcode
    INV376003
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:33:54
    Modification Date
    23/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732525
  • Barcode
    INV361059
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:33:54
    Modification Date
    23/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732522
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV351457
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:21:42
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    711086
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV352702
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:21:45
    Modification Date
    24/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    697839
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV274244
    Canonical Identifier
    1
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    colour
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:20:50
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    09/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    696669
    Sound
    silent

Copyright restrictions apply.

Please see our terms of use. Films on this website are provided for personal viewing. Should you wish to use the films in any other way please contact eafa@uea.ac.uk

terms of use

The data for this page was generated on 19/05/2022 15:00:28+00:00. Click to regenerate this page .