In this section you will find stories of working lives of people who share the same employer or have a shared experience.
Water Mills Marshes.
Life and Work on the Broads
Published October 2020
Almost 100 stories were recorded for this Heritage Lottery funded project, as part of the larger Water, Mills and Marshes project https://watermillsandmarshes.org.uk/.
There are tales of life and childhood on the marshes; stories of work and boating on the waterways; restoration of mills, and stories of the great variety of work and activities taking place on the marshes including conservation initiatives. It concludes with a glimpse into a possible future for the Broads.
The book is available from good bookshops and from Bittern Books https://bitternbooks.co.uk/product/water-mills-and-marshes/?bbaf=wise .
See the Water, Mills & Marshes archive and News.
Working lives of former Colman employees
Under our Heritage Lottery Funded project – Recording the stories of former Colman employees we collected many interesting stories about this internationally known Norwich business – now owned by Unilever – the earliest being the tale of a young teenager who worked there in 1935. Our book entitled Colman’s of Norwich: Stories of Former Employees 1935-1995 is available from bookshops or direct from us, price £12, including postage.
Hear more about it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyspG242ufw
Contact us to purchase a copy (£7 including p&p)