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Remembering the Norwich High School’s rich history.

PUBLISHED: 15:09 17 February 2012

Seventeen year olds Eleanor Mitton and Tessa Schiller are putting together a magazine about the history of Norwich High School for Girls.

Seventeen year olds Eleanor Mitton and Tessa Schiller are putting together a magazine about the history of Norwich High School for Girls.

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An appeal has been launched for your memories of the life and times of Norwich High School.

It is a school which has played a leading role in Norwich life for more than 135 years and now it is reaching out for your memories.

The much-loved and highly respected Norwich High School for Girls is at beautiful Eaton Grove on Newmarket Road, after moving there from the Assembly House in 1933.

It is a school embracing the challenges thrown up by the 21st century, but it is also one which is proud of its rich history and its roots which are firmly planted in the city and county.

Now, two sixth formers, Eleanor Mitton and Tessa Schiller, both aged 17, are appealing for people to come forward with their memories of the school and of the community and the Newmarket Road area.

They have just launched a new history magazine for young people, now available to read in Norwich Library.

The magazine has its own ISSN number as it is officially recognised as a publication and a copy of each issue will be stored in the National Archives.

Editors Eleanor and Tessa are looking for your help for the next issue.

“We are including an article which will look at the changing face of Norwich High School and the surrounding area,” they explained.

“We would really love to hear from anyone who has any memories of the school – or of Newmarket Road and the other organisations and businesses nearby,” added Eleanor and Tessa.

Perhaps you worked at the school, or lived or worked nearby? If you have any Newmarket Road or Norwich High School memories they would love to hear from you.

The history magazine is written, illustrated and produced entirely by girls at the school and the first issue included articles about the Tudor rebellion, studying history at university and the legacy of 9/11.

“We’re aiming to encourage increased learning of history.

“We both love the subject and enjoy writing stories about subjects which we hope that other young people will find interesting,” added Tessa and Eleanor.

If you can help out with stories and photographs, or would be happy to be interviewed for the magazine, please get in touch with History Magazine Editors at Norwich High School for Girls, 95 Newmarket Road, Norwich NR2 2HU. You can telephone Norwich (01603) 453265 or, alternatively, email admin@norwichhigh.gdst.net

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