Woodfordes modern brewery

Living Conditions in the Yards

Betty as a child
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Betty King recalls walking through the Norwich Yards in the 1930s.

Joan Banger
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Joan Banger was shocked when she saw her childhood friend's home.

Joyce aged 85 in 2009
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Joyce Wilson lived in Fairman's Yard on Barrack Street. What was it like?

Daphne Way in her twenties
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Daphne Way talks about living in a yard and how her mother managed the weekly wash - which wasn't always easy.

Location of Mancroft Yard
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Donald Read & his family lived in Mancroft Yard. When they moved to Gertrude Road his mother thought "she was in heaven".

Joyce aged 85
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Joyce Wilson talks about her mother Maude (Aspland) sewing at her home in Fairman's Yard. When you had six children the extra money really helped the family's finances.

John Curson in 1944
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John Curson lived off St Benedicts and regularly visited his two uncles Bob & George who lived in Trowse Yard located on Ten Bell Lane.