About

Welcome to Colonel Unthank’s Norwich. Norwich, which was once England’s second city, has a rich past and a good deal of its built environment survives. I am not a historian so rather than write about history head-on I prefer to take a sideways look at things I come across as I wander about town – preferably off the beaten path. Interests include: The Arts & Crafts Movement, The Aesthetic Movement and Thomas Jeckyll, architecture, ironwork, medieval churches (including stained glass and angels), brickwork, flint, The Aesthetic Movement, local architects George Skipper and Edward Boardman, the Norwich School Painters (especially John Sell Cotman), Art Nouveau etc. I hope that some of the randomness and playfulness of my excursions emerges in the posts.

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11 thoughts on “About”

  1. Terry Kendrick said:

    Very enjoyable blog. Many thanks. Terry

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  2. Barry Witcher said:

    Terry’s right. Do you give talks to local historical societies?

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    • Hi Barry,
      Re “Terry’s right”, do you mean Terry’s last comment about Rev Nixseaman’s idea that Unthank’s House was at the city end of Unthank Road? I could add more to this but wanted to check first that this is what you meant. Best wishes, Reggie

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  3. Thank-you so much for the follow! I have had a quick look at your wonderful blog and am following you back!

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  4. I have been flattered by your attention to my blog, and am impressed by the professional nature of your blog, especially on Sir James Edward Smith.

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  5. A lovely site and wonderful cornucopia of professionally written articles. I once lived opposite the Unthank Arms in Bury Street and have many memories of the area. I look forward to future items while delving further into your catalogue.

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