Cat no. 6185

Our City

Running time35:11 Colour Silent c.1970 Norwich, Norfolk

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Charles Scott, amateur filmmaker, documents the city of Norwich's many buildings, notable for their historical or cultural significance, architectural achievement or familiarity to Norwich citizens.


AmateurPortrait of a Place

A film made by Charles Scott, documenting the city of Norwich, in particular featuring the landmarks – the city’s civic, commercial and religious buildings – and showcasing architectural achievement. Scott also captures the monuments and statues that commemorate the key events and historical figures related to the city’s past.

Featured parts of Norwich include, along the River Wensum and Riverside Road, including Norwich Raiiway Station, Yacht Station, Cow Tower and Pulls Ferry; Cathedral Close, including the medieval St Ethelbert and Erpingham Gates and the monument to commemorate Nurse Edith Cavell; Tombland and surrounding Tombland Alley and Elm Hill; North Norwich, including Magdalen Street and examples of the city’s public houses; Central Norwich featuring the Guildhall, Market Place, and City Hall buildings; Castle Meadow; the many churches close to the city centre; and finally east of the city, Earlham Road, and its public gardens, Earlham Park and Eaton Park.

Featured Buildings:

Norwich Railway Station, Riverside Road; Norwich Yacht Station, Riverside Road; Cow Tower, Riverside Walk; Pulls Ferry; Riverside Road; St Ethelbert Gate, Cathedral Close; Erpingham Gateway, Cathedral Close; Norwich Cathedral; Edith Cavell Hotel, Wensum Street/Palace Street; The Rosemary Tavern (a.k.a Pykerell's House, a.k.a. Pilgrim’s Hall), Rosemary Lane; The Kings Head, Magdalen Street; The Jack of Newbury, Fye Bridge Street; Little Portion Mission House, Cross Lane; The Old Barge, King Street; Norwich Castle; Marks & Spencers, St Stephens Street; National Westminster Bank, London Street; Temperance Permanent Building Society, London Street; Barclays Bank, London Street; Stevensons Florists, London Street; Lloyds Bank, Gentleman’s Walk; Jarrolds Department Store, Gentleman’s Walk; Norwich Guildhall; Norwich City Hall; The Sir Garnet Wolseley, Gentleman’s Walk; The Tuns Inn , All Saints Green; Assembly House, Theatre Street; Strangers Hall, Charing Cross; St Gregory’s Church, St Benedicts Street; St Giles Church, St Giles Street; The Octagon Chapel, Colegate; The Old Meeting House, off Colegate; St Michael at Plea Church, Redwell Street; St Mary Coslany Church; St Peter Mancroft Church, St Peter’s Street; The Pickwick, Earlham Road; The Cat & Fiddle, Magdalen Street; The Dolphin Inn, Earlham; The Pavilion, Eaton Park, South Park Avenue; Earlham Hall MONUMENTS, STATUES, ETC The winged figure of Peace, statue, Agricultural Hall Plain; The grave of Nurse Edith Cavell at “Life’s Green”, Tombland; Edith Cavell Memorial, Tombland; Public sculptures at Castle Meadow; Lion statue at Norwich City Hall; The roundels/relief panel, depicting Norwich’s manual trades, that feature on the bronze doors of City Hall; Statue of Sir Thomas Browne at Hay Hill

Charles Scott

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