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Shopping and trading

Norwich has long been a centre for trading and shopping. This gallery is packed full of collections from the early 1800s through to the 1960s.

The displays include Parson Woodford’s shopping trips to the city, a shop window dressed ready to celebrate Valentine’s Eve, hats made by local hat maker Rumsey Wells and the contents of a local corner shop.

Highlights of the collection include a cart from Ladbrooke’s Dairy, Jack Shorten’s delivery bike and the life size manikin of Char Lee, who once stood in Dakin’s tea dealers promoting their wares.