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Engraved paving stone to commemorate 100 years of Norwich council housing

Published on Thursday, 22nd October 2020

A commemorative plaque has been laid to mark the end of the council’s century of Norwich council housing celebrations.

The specially engraved paving stone has been laid at Collins Court, Angel Road – where the first council house was built in October 1920.

Celebrations to mark the 100-year anniversary have been taking place over the last twelve months and have included the planting of one hundred trees, a children’s drawing competition to design a logo, and a photo exhibition depicting the history of council housing in Norwich.

Tenants were also invited to share their memories and experiences of living in a city council home.  

Councillor Gail Harris, Norwich City Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for social housing and the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas visited the plaque today.

Cllr Harris said: “It’s so fantastic to have a lasting reminder of our 100-year legacy of building council homes for the city.

“Thank you to all the tenants who told their stories and got involved with the celebrations, as well as for the community spirit so many have shown during these recent difficult times.”

Cllr Vaughan Thomas said, “A hundred years of providing council housing for the city is really something to celebrate and this engraved paving stone at Angel Road is an important reminder of where it all began.”

Read more about the century of Norwich council housing celebrations



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