Do you remember when Chapelfield (now Chantry Place) first opened?
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press Â© 2005
It arrived in a storm of excitement and controversy - but can you remember the day Chapelfield shopping centre, now called Chantry Place, first opened in Norwich?
Robert Cook of Norwich Friends of the Earth protested over concerns about the centre's environmental impact, while shoppers saved up cash for the big opening on September 21, 2005, including Laura Boswell, who this newspaper followed as she spent £1,000.
Ms Boswell, who was then a foreign exchange consultant at Thomas Cook in St Stephen's Street, had saved £20 per week to spend in the centre's sparkling new shops, and said she had been "dreaming" of having hundreds of pounds to spend while seeing Chapelfield in construction.
On opening day, thousands of shopaholics were entertained by stilt walkers and dressed-up characters as they visited the newest addition to the Norwich shopping scene.