Work and Community Spirit in the Yards

Joyce aged 85 in 2009
Joyce remembers the demolition of the Pockthorpe Yards and the beginnings of the Norwich council estates that became, for many, the new Norwich.
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Joan Banger
Joan recalls the strong community spirit of the ladies of St Benedict's.
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Joyce as a 10 year old
Joyce talks with pride of her father as a skilful butcher and a man who liked his pint at the end of a hard day
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Ruby in 1940's
Ruby fondly remembers the carnivals and her special prize
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Joyce aged 85 in 2009
The women in the yards may not have had much but they stuck together to help their neighbours.
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Joyce aged 85 in 2009
The families in the yards may have been poor but their whitewashed doorsteps were their badge of defiance and pride.
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