10 questions with... the Lord Mayor of Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:47 08 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:47 08 July 2016

Lord Mayor of Norwich Marion Maxwell. Photo: Steve Adams

Lord Mayor of Norwich Marion Maxwell. Photo: Steve Adams

Copyright Archant Norfolk 2016

Each week we put a Norwich resident in the hot seat and ask them ten questions about themselves. This week we spoke with Marion Maxwell, The Lord Mayor of Norwich.

• Describe Norwich in three words...

Welcoming, historical, cultural.

• If you were stranded with three people on a deserted island, who would you want them to be?

Meatloaf (he’d be entertaining), Tony Benn and Hilary Clinton.

• If you could be any other person, who would it be?

I like being me, but if I had to be someone else it would probably be Elizabeth I.

• How would you spend a perfect weekend in the city?

I would start the weekend by going to Britannia Cafe for breakfast, then wander around the Castle Museum. For lunch I’d take a picnic to Chapelfield Gardens before entertaining people in the Mayor’s parlour and showing them round City Hall. I’d finish the weekend by having dinner in one of the city’s many wonderful restaurants and spend an evening at the theatre.

• What’s your mantra in life?

Grab hold of every opportunity with both hands.

• Would you rather spend a night in front of the telly or out on the town?

I love a night out at the theatre.

• Which song defines your life?

Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’

• What’s your biggest fear?

I worry about inadvertently upsetting people.

• Which one thing could you never be without?


• What would you do if you won the lottery?

I’d have a very big party!

• Would you like to take part in this weekly feature? Email


  • My question would have been "Why on earth do we need a Lord Mayor?" Might have been useful back in the 16th century but really...

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    Resident Smith

    Friday, July 8, 2016

  • Where would you like to have been born ....answer Norwich !

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    Albert Cooper

    Friday, July 8, 2016

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