The Great Market Guided Tour
About this Event
A 1½ hour guided tour in and around Norwich Market, celebrating 940 years of buying and selling at the heart of the city. Meet on the steps of City Hall on St Peter’s Street NR2 1NH.
The tour looks at the impact of the Normans; the growth of the Medieval Market and the Paston Letters; the great church of St Peter Mancroft; the role of the Tollhouse and later the Guildhall; the market as a place of execution and entertainment; the long lost Market Cross; the coaching era, the inns and the diaries of Parson Woodforde; pubs, banking and the Victorian era; shoemaking and the story of Start-Rite; the building of City Hall and redevelopment of the market in the 1930s and 21st century changes.
The tour includes a cup of tea at Birchleys Loose Leaf Tea on the Market.