Norwich was a major centre for Huguenots since the mid 16th Century, and it is remarkable that so many Huguenot and Walloon houses still remain. Surprisingly Norwich was the second largest city in the UK from the medieval period right up to the late 18th Century. Known as the Strangers, the original 24 Dutch and Flemish families, along with six Walloon families, settled here.
This tour is not for the faint hearted as there are steep streets to climb, a 90 minute walk and a walk back to the station! But we will be stopping for lunch and comfort breaks! It will be well worth the effort if you are interested in textiles and Huguenot history.
Photo from the George Plunkett Collection