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Heritage events as part of the City of Ale Festival

PUBLISHED: 17:21 30 May 2012

City of Ale launch party last year: Picture supplied

City of Ale launch party last year: Picture supplied

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Heritage events will include films at Fusion, at the Forum, lunchtime talks, and walking tours exploring Norwich's heritage of pubs and brewing.

The events have been arranged by Frances and Michael Holmes, from Norwich Heritage Projects.

Films will showcase the stories and characters behind Norwich’s pubs and breweries. The heritage walking tours led by blue-badge guides will spotlight some of the earliest breweries, the former Anchor Brewery site, and there will be a tour of the ancient Curat House, previously known as Backs. Walks will also include a visit to Pockthorpe taking in part of Barrack Street and the old Sportsman pub, and Steward and Patteson’s former main office.

Lunchtime talks will include ‘Time Gentleman Please’ with Chris Higgins, landlord at the Trafford Arms, an entertaining look at life behind the bar, a history of Colman’s of Norwich and a short history of brewing in the city.

There will also be a nostalgic pub quiz at the Murderers, in Timberhill, for those who remember Black Anna, pictured above, singing at the former Jolly Butchers, and an evening of traditional pub games at the Ribs of Beef, Fye Bridge Street, hosted by Roger and Anthea Cawdron.

The events can be booked by visiting the website www.norwich-heritage.co.uk

Why not send us pictures of you and your friends enjoying the festival, using our new iwitness24 website www.iwitness24.co.uk. We’ll then use some of the best in the newspaper.

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