Another sneak preview of the forthcoming new additions to the Then & Now section of the Broadland Memories website!
This shows Norwich Riverside in the late 1970s and is another image from the John Chesney Collection – I posted a similar photograph in an earlier blog. I haven’t got the position quite right to try to recreate this scene as I should have been a little further back, round the corner, but had I tried that then the Novi Sad footbridge seen in the foreground would have pretty much obscured the view. I felt that it was still worthy of inclusion in the Then & Now’s as it shows such a dramatic change! The 1970s photograph shows the old Reads Flour Mill in the background on the right, and Boulton & Paul’s engineering works on the left. As mentioned in that previous blog post, the land on which Reads Mill stood was transformed in more recent years with the massive housing development seen in the bottom picture. To get some perspective on what is where, I have pinpointed the one building which formed part of the old mill site that is still actually recognisable. The Novi Sad Bridge was named after the Serbian town which is twinned with Norwich and was opened to cyclists and pedestrians in November 2001.
I made a start today on laying out the new selection of photographs for the Then & Now pages and should hopefully upload them within the next week or so.