Mile Cross Residents

Cowslips, Primroses and Bundles of Roses

In her youth our contributor was in service at her local Hall and later in Norwich, including in the Mile Cross area.  She remembers as a child rushing through meadows of cowslips and primroses. Her husband worked for a rose grower.

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From Machinery to Mail

After returning from the Far East after the War, the contributor worked for Mann Egerton's on maintenance of buses and then at Sexton Son & Everards shoe factory maintaining their lasts. Later he became a postman, and experienced the transition from hand to machine sorting of mail.

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Mile Cross from the Twenties to Today – part 1

This is the first part of a long contribution from a couple still living in Mile Cross. Some of the topics are: Early life in Norwich Childhood games and childhood illnesses Starting a life in the shoe industry at 14 – men's and women's roles Going to the Hippodrome on the tram, and changes in […]

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The Clicker and the Seaman

The contributor began work in shoe factories at 14 as a "clicker". He then went into the Navy and saw the world as a seaman. On return to Norwich he worked as a builder.

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