The Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast
The Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast
Norfolk Heritage Centre
Explore our local studies collection and discover more about this beautiful county with our regular podcast. Norfolk Heritage Centre is located on the second floor of Norwich Millennium Library. More info here: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com
Edible Norwich: Chocolate History Walking Tour
Historically home to international food manufacturers, and a bustling agricultural centre, Norwich has long had food and drink at its heart. Sharpen your appetite with our podcast walking tours exploring Norwich’s edible heritage, for Heritage Open Days 2021. Through the twentieth century, the smell of cocoa filled Norwich’s streets, as Caley’s, Rowntree-Mackintosh and Nestle produced confectionary destined for chocolate-lovers the world over. Join us as we take in the sights, sounds (and smells) of the city’s chocolate-making heritage. For the route map and images referred to during the podcast, please visit: norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/
Sep 10
58 min
Edible Norwich: Mustard History Walking Tour
Historically home to international food manufacturers, and a bustling agricultural centre, Norwich has long had food and drink at its heart. Sharpen your appetite with our podcast walking tours exploring Norwich’s edible heritage, for Heritage Open Days 2021. Colman’s of Norwich made the city synonymous with mustard production, and through the civic, charitable and political activities of members of the Colman family, had a far-reaching effect on the lives of its citizens. Join us as we walk in the footsteps of the Colmans and their employees, and explore the sites associated with the city’s mustard kings and queens. For the route map and images referred to during the podcast, please visit: https://norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/
Sep 9
1 hr 12 min
Freedom From Control And Violence
In this talk, Community Librarian Rachel Ridealgh explores material from Norfolk Heritage Centre’s ephemera collection that looks at how women have demanded freedom from control and violence, and autonomy over their own bodies. Discover more about how local women became involved in campaigns for equality during the 20th century, both locally and nationally. This talk was recorded from a live Zoom event in January 2021. This recording is inspired by the British Library’s "Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights" exhibition, which explores how feminist activism in the UK today has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights. Visit norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com to see the images referred to throughout the talk. We hope you enjoyed listening! Please note: This talk will include some references to violence against women and also reproductive rights, including abortion.
Apr 26
43 min
Women's Rights In Norwich: 1970s - 1990s
In this talk, Community Librarian Rachel Ridealgh explores what material from Norfolk Heritage Centre’s ephemera collection can tell us about the movement for women’s liberation in Norwich during the 1970s – 1990s. Learn more about how local women became involved in campaigns for equality, peace, and human rights during this time, both locally and nationally. This recording is inspired by the British Library’s "Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights" exhibition, which explores how feminist activism in the UK today has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights. Visit norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com for a video version of the recording, and to see the images referred to throughout the talk. We hope you enjoyed listening!
Apr 19
35 min
Queer Norwich: Walk Three
In the final part of Jo and James' LGBTQ+ walking tours of Norwich series, we begin on King Street, head past Norwich Castle to Ber Street, cross the river via the All Hallows Mission, and end our tour at The Castle pub at the bottom of Kett's Hill. Find the map and some of the images referenced throughout the talk at norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/. We hope you enjoy this walk - watch this space for further audio tours of the City. Thanks for listening!
Mar 29
36 min
Queer Norwich: Walk Two
In the second of their three part "Queer Norwich" walking tour series, librarian Jo Foster-Murdoch and local historian James Watts explore the LGBTQ+ stories to the north of the City centre - starting in Westwick Street, heading up to St Augustines, down Magdalen Street and across the river, ending at St Michael-at-Plea on Queen Street. Find the map and some of the images referenced throughout the talk at norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/. We hope you enjoy this walk - watch this space for further audio tours of the City. Thanks for listening!
Mar 22
32 min
Queer Norwich: Walk One
This podcast episode is hosted by Jo Foster-Murdoch, a Community Librarian for Norfolk Libraries, and James Watts, a local historian with a specialist knowledge of LGBTQ+ histories. Jo and James lead us on a walking tour of Norwich City centre highlighting sites of interest, including pubs, hotels, shops and historic buildings, which tell stories of Norwich's queer history. On Walk One, Jo and James start at the Forum and take us on a circular walk via Chapelfield Gardens, the Maddermarket Theatre, and Norwich Market. Find the map and some of the images referenced throughout the talk at norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/. We hope you enjoy this walk - watch this space for further audio tours of the City. Thanks for listening!
Mar 15
54 min
Conversations With Strangers: Herb Schwartz
This week's podcast comes from the archives of the American Library in Norwich (formerly the Second Air Division Memorial Library). Their "Conversations with Strangers" series features United States Air Force veterans of WWII discussing their experience of war; from their relocation to the sleepy farming towns of Norfolk, England, to the extraordinary flight combat missions they undertook. This episode features Herb Schwartz (445th Bomb Group), filmed by students from Norwich University College of the Arts at the 61st convention of the 2nd Air Division Ass, Dallas, Texas (17th – 20th October 2008).
Jul 8, 2020
28 min
Conversations With Strangers: Frank And Robert Birmingham
This week's podcast comes from the archives of the American Library in Norwich (formerly the Second Air Division Memorial Library). Their "Conversations with Strangers" series features United States Air Force veterans of WWII discussing their experience of war; from their relocation to the sleepy farming towns of Norfolk, England, to the extraordinary flight combat missions they undertook. This episode features brothers Frank and Robert Birmingham (458th Bomb Group) in conversation, filmed by students from Norwich University College of the Arts at the 61st convention of the 2nd Air Division Ass, Dallas, Texas (17th – 20th October 2008).
Jul 1, 2020
40 min
Conversations With Strangers: Robert Lee Swofford
This week's podcast comes from the archives of the American Library in Norwich (formerly the Second Air Division Memorial Library). Their "Conversations with Strangers" series features United States Air Force veterans of WWII discussing their experience of war; from their relocation to the sleepy farming towns of Norfolk, England, to the extraordinary flight combat missions they undertook. This episode features Robert Lee Swofford (445th Bomb Group) in conversation, filmed by students from Norwich University College of the Arts at the 61st convention of the 2nd Air Division Ass, Dallas, Texas (17th – 20th October 2008).
Jun 24, 2020
22 min
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