My first public talk about The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874

Yesterday was Thursday 16th September 2021 and I had the pleasure of giving my first public talk about the new book, as part of the Norwich Heritage Open Days programme. It was such an absolute honour to be asked, and I was very excited when I was assigned the Gallery in The Forum, one ofContinue reading “My first public talk about The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874”

Blue Plaque to Patteson Brothers appears in Thorpe St Andrew June 2021

At the time of the Great Thorpe Railway Disaster of 1874, these two brothers were influential neighbours, living in grand houses opposite River Green in the Norwich village of Thorpe St Andrew. There is evidence to show that wealthy Norwich brewer Henry Patteson joined the rescuers at the collision site, just a few hundred yardsContinue reading “Blue Plaque to Patteson Brothers appears in Thorpe St Andrew June 2021”