Recording: 19th century industrial activity in Norfolk and its market towns

Adrian O’dell

As agreed with Adrian O’dell the recording has now been removed.

Although Norfolk fortuitously missed out on the heavy “metal-bashing” industry of northern England, our county had a huge range of smaller-scale but wide-spread industries. This presentation investigates the extent of and influences on activity in five market towns. Were industries sited to access locally available resources? Was a specific geographical location or proximity to large urban centres important? Or were local entrepreneurs the driving forces?