In the 19th century, Norwich’s shawls were world-famous as being the best on the market. They were patterned and colourful, adding class to any woman's outfit. Even Queen Victoria herself was known to style Norwich shawls
Founded in 1814 by Jeremiah Colman, The Colmans mustard company had a forward-thinking cradle-to-grave ethos for their employees, providing education, housing, healthcare and leisure for workers and their families.
The world’s first Rolo chocolate was produced by Caley’s chocolate in Norwich in 1937. Caley's later became Rowntree and then Nestle. The original factory was located where Chantry Place/Chapelfield is now.\
Britain's oldest children’s footwear manufacturer Start-rite was founded in Norwich back in 1792 and were awarded Royal Warrant in 1955 to be the official supplier of shoes to the children of the royal family, including Princes Charles, William, Harry, and George
At 365 feet, the balcony of Norwich City Hall is the longest in the UK.
Described as Norwich's answer to Gaudi, Son of a Dereham building contractor; George Skipper was Norwich’s best known and most original architect. Designing The Daily Standard building, Jarrolds, the Commercial Chambers, Norwich Union offices and The Royal Arcade
On the 21th September 2005, Chapelfield Shopping Centre (Now Chantry Place) built on the site of the old Nestlé factory, opened its doors to shoppers costing a total of £275m (£400m in 2022)
On The Ball
Norwich City FC’s football chant “on the ball city” is older than the football club itself and is one of the oldest football songs in the country
Norwich city football club is the only professional football club in England to play in yellow and green
Norwich City football club are nicknamed the canaries because Norwich was one of the largest breeders of canaries in the country
Norwich City Football Club was formed in 1902, in a café in the city and played at an amateur level from their ground at Newmarket Road. Their first game being against Harwich & Parkeston on September 2nd 1902.
NCFC's first match played at Carrow Road in 1935 was against West Ham United in which Norwich won 4-3.
The Norwich Canary was first introduced into England by Flemings fleeing from Spanish persecution in the 16th century.