Entertainment and Media

The costume designer (1950s-1970s)

Although Elizabeth wanted to be a fashion designer she became a costume designer for theatre and the BBC where she worked on many iconic shows of the 1950s and ’60s, researching period costume and looking after the wardrobe staff while filming.  Starting out I left art school in Oxford with my qualification, which was not […]

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The Norfolk piano tuner (1976-2020)

Julie talks about how she got into her unusual career as a piano tuner and her role in founding a brewery with her husband. Well, I’m a Norfolk girl, and a pub girl, through and through. I was born in 1960 in the Hockering Victoria. I come from generations of Huguenots on my father’s side. […]

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The Norwich Talking Newspaper: Chatterbox (1978-2009)

Margaret was one of the founders of ‘Chatterbox’ , the Norwich talking newspaper. She tells the history how the newspaper was set up, how it is funded, and how the numbers of volunteers grew over the years. She received the MBE for her work.  I was one of the founders of ‘Chatterbox’, the Norwich talking […]

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