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Entertaining our streets - buskers from over the years

Benson Brothers busking. Photo: Archant Library

Benson Brothers busking. Photo: Archant Library

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For many years musicians have taken to the streets to entertain the people of Norwich. Here is a selection of some of the buskers in full glory.

The City Waites appearing at St Andrews Hall. Photo: Archant LibraryThe City Waites appearing at St Andrews Hall. Photo: Archant Library

1. The City Waites appearing at St Andrews Hall on the weekend as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival on the 19th October 1991.

Busker Jon sayer. Photo: Archant LibraryBusker Jon sayer. Photo: Archant Library

2. James Ruddy (left) and Ollie Day (right) with the winner of the EEN buskers competition, Jon sayer on the 18th August 1988.

Norwich buskers on London Street. Photo: Archant LibraryNorwich buskers on London Street. Photo: Archant Library

3. People enjoying the sunshine and music on London Street as Norwich buskers kept the crowds amused with a tune or two on the 7th September 1992.

Clive Trenton busking. Photo: Archant LibraryClive Trenton busking. Photo: Archant Library

4. Clive Trenton of Fleggburgh busking in Norwich on the 24th December 1991.

Broccoli the busking clown. Photo: John FolkesBroccoli the busking clown. Photo: John Folkes

5. Broccoli, the busking clown, who had the whole of The Walk swinging around 1989.

Flowery Rag Quartet performing. Photo: Archant libraryFlowery Rag Quartet performing. Photo: Archant library

6. The 1987 winners of the Norwich Evening News busking competition - the Flowery Rag Quartet opening the 1988 competition.

Buskers, Matthew Perrement, Jack Matthew and Dominic Hopkins. Photo: Archant LibraryBuskers, Matthew Perrement, Jack Matthew and Dominic Hopkins. Photo: Archant Library

7. Buskers, Matthew Perrement, Jack Matthew and Dominic Hopkins entertaining shoppers on London Street in Norwich on the 20th July 1990.

Keef Looney busking. Photo: Archant LibraryKeef Looney busking. Photo: Archant Library

8. Keef Looney playing his way towards the EEN Busker of the Year.

John Sayer busking in Norwich. Photo: Archant LibraryJohn Sayer busking in Norwich. Photo: Archant Library

9. The winner of the EEN Buskers Competition, John Sayer busking in Norwich on the 18th August 1988.

Benson Brothers busking. Photo: Archant LibraryBenson Brothers busking. Photo: Archant Library

10. Performing are second place holders of the EEN Buskers competition, the Benson Brothers on the 18th August 1988.

Norwich Evening News buskers' competition. Photo: Archant libraryNorwich Evening News buskers' competition. Photo: Archant library

11. A scene from the Norwich Evening News buskers’ competition, 1985 at the Whiffler Theatre.

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