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Work and Community Spirit in the Yards
Joyce remembers the demolition of the Pockthorpe Yards and the beginnings of the Norwich council estates that became, for many, the new Norwich.
Joan recalls the strong community spirit of the ladies of St Benedict's.
Joyce talks with pride of her father as a skilful butcher and a man who liked his pint at the end of a hard day
Ruby fondly remembers the carnivals and her special prize
The women in the yards may not have had much but they stuck together to help their neighbours.
The families in the yards may have been poor but their whitewashed doorsteps were their badge of defiance and pride.
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