Wherever you live, there’s treasure to be discovered!
Not just gold and gems, but stories of buildings, locations and people.
Our heritage is a great wealth… and it’s all around us. Sometimes standing proud in the open air – sometimes hidden behind some bushes.
And to help find it, we’re looking for Heritage Heroes – could you be one?
You’ve sent us in some pictures of heritage that you’ve seen around Norwich in Norfolk…
Norwich Railway Station which used to be known as Norwich Thorpe and was one of three stations.
Canal! The waterway is nearly nine miles long, is Norfolk’s only locked wherry sailing canal and was opened in 1826.
St Andrew’s Church is the second largest church in Norwich, and one of the last medieval churches to be built in the city. The main body of the church dates from 1499 to 1518.
The distinctive building, at the junction at Bedford Street and St Andrews Hill, was bought in 1919 and completely rebuilt completed in 1925. The building has stood empty since 2017. It has since become a restaurant
Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers and dance teachers who appeared on Broadway. and in silent films in the early 20th century. They are credited with reviving the popularity of modern dancing.
The Old Post office and Norfolk Chambers of Commerce. Hardwick House, on Agricultural Hall Plain, is perhaps one of the city’s most distinctive buildings. It was designed in 1865 by London architect Philip Hardwick and opened one year later.
In 1875, five years later, the building became Norwich’s general post office, which it remained until 1969. ITV Anglia then took it on to use as a television studio, before it was sold again in 2003. Its latest tenants were estate agents Savills, but was listed for sale in January last year.
Boar War Memorial was unveiled on November 17th 1904, it commemorates the local servicemen who lost their lives in the South African War between 1899 and 1902.