For some the 1970s meant punk rock and political unrest. For others it was a time of ABBA and affluence. The decade's dual identity was as striking in Norwich as it was nationally. While once-familiar streets were demolished, new buildings sprang up. Different brand names appeared in the city centre and with them came a new era of shopping and eating out. For those who remember the steakhouses and nightclubs, the football and the fashions of the 1970s, this book is a fascinating flashback to a different Norwich.
Following his incredibly popular Norwich in the 1950s and Norwich in the 1960s, Pete Goodrum's look at the 1970s shines a light on another decade in the city's history.
From the `old' Odeon to the Garlands fire, from Bonds to the `Berni', this is how we lived in Norwich in the 1970s.
Pete Goodrum is a local writer and broadcaster. Born and bred in Norwich, he has a very keen interest in the area and its history. His background is in advertising, and he now operates as a freelance writer, broadcaster and consultant. Pete makes frequent appearances on BBC local radio covering topics ranging from advertising history to social trends. His own show, Backtrack, is broadcast on Future Radio. He lives in the centre of the city with his wife Sue, and their three cats and one dog.