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Norfolk Almanac of Disasters



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The Norfolk Almanac of Disasters by Pamela Brooks
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The "Norfolk Almanac of Disasters" covers events in Norfolk from before the Norman Conquest right up to the storms of January 2007 - the great floods, fires, storms, shipwrecks and rebellions over the years, and how the heroism of Norfolk people so often saved the day. If you've ever wondered what happened locally on your birthday, anniversary or any other special day, you'll find it here. It's a book to dip into and discover parts of the county's history you never knew - find out what inspired George Manby to invent his lifesaving mortar. In here, you'll discover when the sea froze at Hunstanton, read about storms worse even than the one of 1987, and find out why Cley moved north. You'll learn why the pope excommunicated the whole of Norwich, why there are flood marks on the church wall at King's Lynn, and how the river at Norwich was covered in wax. And you'll discover just why Henry Blogg was the most-decorated lifeboatman ever, why Caister men never turn back, and why 1 August is a really unlucky day for Norwich...

Author Biography

PAMELA BROOKS is a freelance author and journalist who has lived in Norwich for over 20 years. She has a keen interest in local history and is the author of Norwich: Street by Street (2006) published by Breedon and Norwich: Stories of a City (Fort Publishing).
Release date NZ
May 31st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
50 b/w illustrations
Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd
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