Here’s your chance to have your say in what should be included in the ultimate guide to Norwich
PUBLISHED: 13:12 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:12 12 July 2018
The ultimate guide to Norwich is being revamped this year, and its author Michael Loveday wants your suggestions for what should be in the new edition.
The Norwich Knowledge book has been a surprise success for author Mr Loveday, who invested £20,000 of his own money to print the guide, copies of which have now completely sold out.
But since its first publication in 2011, the face of Norwich has significantly changed, so Mr Loveday, 66, is asking residents and visitors which buildings, people, and tales, should be included in the book.
The former council planning officer said: “There’s people and things I haven’t even heard of or thought to include, so I thought I’d ask the people of Norwich what they thought should be in the book.
“In the past six years there’s been obvious changes like football managers and buildings being built, but I’m open to any weird or mad suggestions about what should go in.”
The book is an A to Z of Norwich’s places to go, things to see, and historical facts.
Mr Loveday, a father of three, continued: “The only thing I’m less keen on putting in are celebrities from popular culture. I wasn’t keen on putting Partridge in because I don’t think he embodies how fantastic Norwich is, but I was convinced otherwise! I wouldn’t be aware that someone from Love island should go in, but if the winner is from Norwich then maybe they should.”
Mr Loveday has launched a competition to find the best nominations from readers. The winner will receive a cash prize, as well as their name being printed alongside the recommendation.
The five runners up will all receive a copy of the book.
Mr Loveday, who lives in central Norwich said: “In this book I’ve added an extra section at the back called Excursions from the Fine City, which looks at everything from the coast, to stately homes nearby to the Broads. Each of which will have a fairly chunky section.”
The former chief executive of the Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is hoping to release his book by Christmas 2018, and will be stocking it in independent book shops across Norwich.
To enter the competition, post your nominations in the article comments below, on the EDP24 facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.