The county of Norfolk in East Anglia has a long and rich history. A settlement for thousands of years, the county has seen numerous battles and fortifications. Many Norfolk market towns still exist, a nod to its former importance in the woollen and agricultural industries. It is home to the Broads, a well-known network of rivers, waterways and lakes, which have been reshaped and transformed by generations of Norfolk inhabitants.
Historical sites, such as those in the centre of Norwich, and the miles of sandy beaches, receive many visitors throughout the year. Join local author Michael Rouse on a visual tour of this beautiful county, using old and new images to illustrate the changes that have taken place over the years. His carefully selected images will surprise and delight anyone who knows and loves this ancient and picturesque county.
Ely-born Michael Rouse specialises in local history books, especially photographic collections, of which he has put together a great number including Ely in Old Postcards and A View in Cambridgeshire. He edited the official guide to the city of Ely for some 20 years, and has written numerous freelance articles for magazines. After some years teaching at Soham Village College, he now does storytelling at Ely Museum and takes photographs for Viva Youth Theatre in Soham. He also acts as a local councillor for Ely.