Car Trip Through Norwich

1950 , Norwich (Norfolk)

A film made for the City Engineer's Department to help plan a road widening scheme for Norwich.

Views of Norwich streets are filmed through the windscreen of a moving car, starting down Stephen Street and into the city, along Castle Meadow, Redwell Street, down St Andrew's Hill, into Charing Cross and through St Benedict's. The car proceeds along St Augustine's into the city at Charing Cross, up Exchange Street, along the Walk and right, into Theatre Street. Continuing up Earlham Road, the car turns right at the Roman Catholic cathedral and then left into Chapelfield North, past the park, down Theatre Street and Rampant Horse Street. The journey continues along Crown Street, left and right into Bank Plain, right again and left into Upper King Street and Tombland. Then, down Magdalen Street towards Stump Cross and Magdalen Gates. The route is shown back into the city. Finally, the car follows the route along Riverside Road towards the bottom of Kett's Hill, over the bridge near Fishergate towards St Martin Palace Plain. Shops, pedestrians, buses, posters and other vehicles are all clearly visible. Some derelict buildings, possibly war damaged, are also seen.

Keywords

Highways development, Road widening; Town planning; Traffic

Background Information

The film was shot from a Wolsey police car, driven by Sergeant Kemp, Road Safety Officer. Crown Street no longer exists, but was between the Agricultural Hall and the old Post Office. Both buildings were leased by Anglia Television, who also took over the road to build on it.

Manifestations

Car Trip Through Norwich

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    Canonical Title
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    Carrier Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:53
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732023
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
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    Duration
    0:15:53
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732021
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:53
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732020
  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:10
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    711167
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV293974
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:15
    Modification Date
    19/10/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    694473
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV289368
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1976
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:40:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    03/03/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    678985
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV155347
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 76
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    21/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
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    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    21/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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    Canonical Title
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    Carrier Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    14/04/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Canonical Identifier
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    09/04/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    669466
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV264838
    Canonical Identifier
    A-2045
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    565226
  • Barcode
    INV203192
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-503
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:17:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
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