The Norwich Society
was established in 1923 to help preserve the historical buildings in Norwich
. It aims to promote high quality town planning within the city.The Norwich Society
The Norwich Society has a set of declared Aims,to: <br />• Encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in Norwich<br />• Stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the City and its surroundings<br />• Encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest<br />• Pursue these ends by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, other forms of instruction and publicity, by co-operation with the Local Authorities and other bodies, and promotion of schemes of a charitable nature.
To fulfill these aims it gathers evidence, identifies issues, promotes them publicly, develops networks, works with partners, persuades planners, developers, architects and, above all, maintains its independence. It does not receive any finance from “interested parties”. Instead, it relies for its funding on membership subscriptions and bequests. to cover our costs.
The Society was founded in 1923
as a protest and pressure group. At that time the mediaeval city of Norwich was in the process of modernizing in the wake of the great social upheavals of the First World War (1914-18). Amongst other unsuitable civic plans of the time was a proposal to radically alter the... Read More