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If you live anywhere within Norfolk, then you probably know the city of Norwich pretty well. But for people outside of the county, the history of this fine city is very much an unknown. Norwich was granted city status in 1194, this means that the city is over 823 Years old. This means that Norwich has been a city for twice as long as America and Canada have been countries, combined. This means that the city is chock full of history, and as such, they are a variety of documentaries about Norwich. In this article, we will list some of these documentaries for your enjoyment and education.
Just like every other city in the country, some of the history surrounding Norwich is not exactly positive. History Cold Case: The Bodies in the Well investigates the circumstances of how seventeen bodies ended up in a well. At least five of the bodies found in that were of Jewish People. Jewish people were brought to Norwich as the city needed investment for building projects and the Bible forbids Christians from earning interest on loans (It is considered Usury), this is not seen as a sin in Judaism as such they were allowed to make the necessary investments. This is where the story takes a dark turn, as the locals of Norwich blamed the Jewish community for the murder of William of Norwich (No evidence exists linking any group to the murder). This lead to anti-Semitic violence by the population. The programme come to two scenarios that could have led to the deaths; they were murdered by the people of Norwich for being Jewish or have been pushed into suicide. This documentary is a must watch for anyone who wants to learn about the persecution of the Jewish in twelfth-century England.

History Cold Case: The Bodies in the Well

Original Air Date: 23 rd  June 2011 Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0125kbf

Changing Places: Norwich

This documentary from 1982 goes over the evolution of Norwich City centre. Changing Places: Norwich also covers the battle between the people who want to modernise Norwich and the people who want to preserve the history of the city. One of the most interesting facts brought up in this documentary is that the battle to preserve the history of Norwich was not started the 1960’s with the ugly buildings going up, but in 1923 with people unhappy at plans that would have seen the medieval Bishop bridge widened. After successfully stopping building work, some people got together to form The Norwich Society as they saw that more buildings were under threat from pressures steaming from car use and from people who saw these old building as standing in the way of “progress”. This includes E.R. Chamberlin who sees historic areas like Elm Hill as a “stage setting that no longer represents the fabric of the city”. He also sees as an example of “preservation gone to an extreme limit”. Changing Places: Norwich is a very interesting documentary of buildings in Norwich and the battle to preserve the history of this fine city and how a city balances preservation with functionality+, but it is it over fluffed out and should have been 15 minutes rather than 29 minutes.
Original Air Date: ?? 1982 Link: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/5006

Proud City

Proud City is a documentary made by Norwich City Council (Called Norwich Corporation back then). This documentary talks about how the city council is spending its’ budget. These include; a slum clearance and house building programme, building of new schools, midwifery service, infant welfare centre, police including a river patrol, ambulances, civil defence, firefighters, standards testing, maintenance department, water supply and treatment service, rubbish collection, meat inspections, swimming pools, parks and care homes. Proud City comes off as a cross between an educational documentary about where taxpayers money is spent and 37 minutes off just showing off. This documentary is very if you want to learn about the lifestyle of mid-1950’s Norwich.
Original Air Date: ?? 1955 Link: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/474

blitz cities: Norwich

blitz cities: Norwich is a documentary created by the BBC about how the Baedeker blitz affected Norwich. The first fact the presenters go over is how schools are not teaching about how Norwich was affected by World war two, but to be honest that should not be surprising as Norfolk always appears to be a country that is overlooked. Anyway, two facts mentioned in blitz cities: Norwich where extremely interesting, these were; that Norwich was targeted pretty heavily as sort of like revenge for the allied forces bombing of the German city of Lübeck and that even the Nazis bombed Norwich cathedral with hundreds of incendiary bombs, they were unsuccessful in destroying that cathedral as incendiary bombs work by spreading fire and the roof area of Norwich cathedral is made of stone, not wood.
Original Air Date: 9th September 2015 Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bgq86

Documentaries About Norwich

Documentaries About Norfolk

If you live anywhere within Norfolk, then you probably know the city of Norwich pretty well. But for people outside of the county, the history of this fine city is very much an unknown. Norwich was granted city status in 1194, this means that the city is over 823 Years. This means that Norwich has been a city for twice as long as America and Canada have been countries, combined. This means that the city is chock full of history, and as such, they are a variety of documentaries about Norwich. In this article, we will list some of these documentaries for your enjoyment and education.

History Cold Case: The Bodies in the Well

Just like every other city in the country, some of the history surrounding Norwich is not exactly positive. History Cold Case: The Bodies in the Well investigates the circumstances of how seventeen bodies ended up in a well. At least five of the bodies found in that were of Jewish People. Jewish people were brought to Norwich as the city needed investment for building projects and the Bible forbids Christians from earning interest on loans (It is considered Usury), this is not seen as a sin in Judaism as such they were allowed to make the necessary investments. This is where the story takes a dark turn, as the locals of Norwich blamed the Jewish community for the murder of William of Norwich (No evidence exists linking any group to the murder). This lead to anti- Semitic violence by the population. The programme come to two scenarios that could have led to the deaths; they were murdered by the people of Norwich for being Jewish or have been pushed into suicide. This documentary is a must watch for anyone who wants to learn about the persecution of the Jewish in twelfth-century England.
Original Air Date: 23 rd  June 2011 Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0125kbf

Changing Places: Norwich

This documentary from 1982 goes over the evolution of Norwich City centre. Changing Places: Norwich also covers the battle between the people who want to modernise Norwich and the people who want to preserve the history of the city. One of the most interesting facts brought up in this documentary is that the battle to preserve the history of Norwich was not started the 1960’s with the ugly buildings going up, but in 1923 with people unhappy at plans that would have seen the medieval Bishop bridge widened. After successfully stopping building work, some people got together to form The Norwich Society as they saw that more buildings were under threat from pressures steaming from car use and from people who saw these old building as standing in the way of “progress”. This includes E.R. Chamberlin who sees historic areas like Elm Hill as a “stage setting that no longer represents the fabric of the city”. He also sees as an example of “preservation gone to an extreme limit”. Changing Places: Norwich is a very interesting documentary of buildings in Norwich and the battle to preserve the history of this fine city and how a city balances preservation with functionality+, but it is it over fluffed out and should have been 15 minutes rather than 29 minutes.
Original Air Date: ?? 1982 Link: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/5006

Proud City

Proud City is a documentary made by Norwich City Council (Called Norwich Corporation back then). This documentary talks about how the city council is spending its’ budget. These include; a slum clearance and house building programme, building of new schools, midwifery service, infant welfare centre, police including a river patrol, ambulances, civil defence, firefighters, standards testing, maintenance department, water supply and treatment service, rubbish collection, meat inspections, swimming pools, parks and care homes. Proud City comes off as a cross between an educational documentary about where taxpayers money is spent and 37 minutes off just showing off. This documentary is very if you want to learn about the lifestyle of mid-1950’s Norwich.
Original Air Date: ?? 1955 Link: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/474

blitz cities: Norwich

blitz cities: Norwich is a documentary created by the BBC about how the Baedeker blitz affected Norwich. The first fact the presenters go over is how schools are not teaching about how Norwich was affected by World war two, but to be honest that should not be surprising as Norfolk always appears to be a country that is overlooked. Anyway, two facts mentioned in blitz cities: Norwich where extremely interesting, these were; that Norwich was targeted pretty heavily as sort of like revenge for the allied forces bombing of the German city of Lübeck and that even the Nazis bombed Norwich cathedral with hundreds of incendiary bombs, they were unsuccessful in destroying that cathedral as incendiary bombs work by spreading fire and the roof area of Norwich cathedral is made of stone, not wood.
Original Air Date: 9th September 2015 Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bgq86

Documentaries About Norfolk

If you live anywhere within Norfolk, then you probably know the city of Norwich pretty well. But for people outside of the county, the history of this fine city is very much an unknown. Norwich was granted city status in 1194, this means that the city is over 823 Years. This means that Norwich has been a city for twice as long as America and Canada have been countries, combined. This means that the city is chock full of history, and as such, they are a variety of documentaries about Norwich. In this article, we will list some of these documentaries for your enjoyment and education.

History Cold Case: The Bodies in the Well

Just like every other city in the country, some of the history surrounding Norwich is not exactly positive. History Cold Case: The Bodies in the Well investigates the circumstances of how seventeen bodies ended up in a well. At least five of the bodies found in that were of Jewish People. Jewish people were brought to Norwich as the city needed investment for building projects and the Bible forbids Christians from earning interest on loans (It is considered Usury), this is not seen as a sin in Judaism as such they were allowed to make the necessary investments. This is where the story takes a dark turn, as the locals of Norwich blamed the Jewish community for the murder of William of Norwich (No evidence exists linking any group to the murder). This lead to anti-Semitic violence by the population. The programme come to two scenarios that could have led to the deaths; they were murdered by the people of Norwich for being Jewish or have been pushed into suicide. This documentary is a must watch for anyone who wants to learn about the persecution of the Jewish in twelfth-century England.
Original Air Date: 23 rd  June 2011 Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0125kbf

Changing Places: Norwich

This documentary from 1982 goes over the evolution of Norwich City centre. Changing Places: Norwich also covers the battle between the people who want to modernise Norwich and the people who want to preserve the history of the city. One of the most interesting facts brought up in this documentary is that the battle to preserve the history of Norwich was not started the 1960’s with the ugly buildings going up, but in 1923 with people unhappy at plans that would have seen the medieval Bishop bridge widened. After successfully stopping building work, some people got together to form The Norwich Society as they saw that more buildings were under threat from pressures steaming from car use and from people who saw these old building as standing in the way of “progress”. This includes E.R. Chamberlin who sees historic areas like Elm Hill as a “stage setting that no longer represents the fabric of the city”. He also sees as an example of “preservation gone to an extreme limit”. Changing Places: Norwich is a very interesting documentary of buildings in Norwich and the battle to preserve the history of this fine city and how a city balances preservation with functionality+, but it is it over fluffed out and should have been 15 minutes rather than 29 minutes.
Original Air Date: ?? 1982 Link: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/ 5006

Proud City

Proud City is a documentary made by Norwich City Council (Called Norwich Corporation back then). This documentary talks about how the city council is spending its’ budget. These include; a slum clearance and house building programme, building of new schools, midwifery service, infant welfare centre, police including a river patrol, ambulances, civil defence, firefighters, standards testing, maintenance department, water supply and treatment service, rubbish collection, meat inspections, swimming pools, parks and care homes. Proud City comes off as a cross between an educational documentary about where taxpayers money is spent and 37 minutes off just showing off. This documentary is very if you want to learn about the lifestyle of mid- 1950’s Norwich.
Original Air Date: ?? 1955 Link: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/ 474

blitz cities: Norwich

blitz cities: Norwich is a documentary created by the BBC about how the Baedeker blitz affected Norwich. The first fact the presenters go over is how schools are not teaching about how Norwich was affected by World war two, but to be honest that should not be surprising as Norfolk always appears to be a country that is overlooked. Anyway, two facts mentioned in blitz cities: Norwich where extremely interesting, these were; that Norwich was targeted pretty heavily as sort of like revenge for the allied forces bombing of the German city of Lübeck and that even the Nazis bombed Norwich cathedral with hundreds of incendiary bombs, they were unsuccessful in destroying that cathedral as incendiary bombs work by spreading fire and the roof area of Norwich cathedral is made of stone, not wood.
Original Air Date: 9th September 2015 Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programm es/b06bgq86