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From our archives: A festive turn as we spotlight carollers

08:00 09 December 2012

IMAGES OF NORWICH BOOK
Chapter A City Hall For A " Fine City ", Page 67.

CROWDS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS IN FRONT OF CITY HALL.

DATE 1960

PLATE P1791

IMAGES OF NORWICH BOOK Chapter A City Hall For A " Fine City ", Page 67. CROWDS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS IN FRONT OF CITY HALL. DATE 1960 PLATE P1791

This week’s archive feature takes a festive turn as we spotlight carollers from days gone by across our region.

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Boys of the Norwich School choir were caught on camera by our photographer as they toured the wards of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in 1956 (1).

An aerial shot captures an outdoor carol service taking place in Norwich market place in 1960 (2).

King’s Lynn’s Round Table stage a musical Christmas appeal in the Fairstead area in the late 1960s (3).

Carols under the Christmas tree, with the help of members of King’s Lynn Town Band, outside the Duke’s Head Hotel, Tuesday Market Place – a photo dating from the late 1960s (4).

Norwich firm Laurence, Scott & Electromotors formed a Victorian carol singers group to raise money for Norfolk children’s homes. In this shot from 1966 they are performing outside the Jenny Lind Hospital (5).

The choir of Taverham Hall School perform at their triennial Ceremony of Carols at the school in 1966 (6).

West Beckham Young Children’s Council take part in a Son et Lumière at the church in 1968 (7).

A Christmas at the Castle Concert was held in 1972 when the Broadland Singers led the singing in aid of the Norwich Samaritans (8).

Carols by candlelight is the theme in this photo taken at Tasburgh Church, featuring the children’s choir of 1976 (9).

Wroughton Middle School hosted an afternoon of Christmas entertainment for pensioners in 1993 and our photographer dropped by to take this atmospheric shot of the young carollers (10).

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