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Norwich Heart, Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust

Norwich: City of Industries

Norwich: City of Industries

By Nick Williams
Published by Norwich HEART

Norwich has been a hub of industries throughout the centuries, consistently innovating with new products and technologies, and helping to shape the city along the way.

This book looks at some of the key industries that have left their mark on Norwich, focusing on textiles, boot and shoe-making, brewing, food manufacturing, engineering and the Norwich drapers, and includes case studies on major companies including Colman's, Bullards, Laurence Scott and Start-rite.

Author Nick Williams delves into the remarkable stories behind each industry, the companies and key characters who shaped their success, the industrial buildings and the legacy that remains, and the social history and philanthropy of many of the firms – all of which have contributed to the city's fascinating heritage.

ISBN 978-0-9560385-5-5

RRP £10.95

Published 8th November 2013

Available from Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum and all good bookshops including Jarrolds, Waterstone's Castle Street, The City Bookshop, Norwich Cathedral, The Book Hive, Norwich Christian Resource Centre and others.


Images at left: copyright Norwich HEART, taken by Mike Jefferies