Winner of 'History & Tradition' category at the
EDP Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards 2012
Norwich has always been a city that has welcomed incomers. This book looks at the contributions they have made to the city over many centuries and the role incomers have played in creating today's vibrant city.
Author Frank Meeres delves into the history of some of the groups who have added to the richness of city life; including the Romans, Saxons and Vikings, medieval Jewish communities, the 'Strangers' who arrived from the Low Countries and incomers from all over the world in succeeding centuries.
The book also includes a fascinating walk around Norwich illustrating features where incomers have left their mark upon today's urban landscape.
Strangers – A History of Norwich's Incomers is HEART's fourth book, following the award-winning Norwich 12 guidebook, and local bestsellers The Medieval Churches of the City of Norwich and The Blue Plaques of Norwich.
The book was supported by Norwich HEART's SHAPING 24 project, which aimed to increase awareness of the longstanding historical links between Norfolk and the Low Countries.
'Strangers – A History of Norwich's Incomers', priced £6.95, is available from Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum and all good bookshops including Jarrolds, Waterstone's Castle Street, The City Bookshop, as well as at Norwich Castle and Norwich Cathedral.