Street changed from houses for gentlemen to city clubland

1. Initially lined with fine houses, this photograph looking up the road from the river is dated 190

1. Initially lined with fine houses, this photograph looking up the road from the river is dated 1901. - Credit: EDP Library

Prince of Wales Road has significantly changed over the years, seeing many businesses come and go. These photos take a look at just how much it has evolved over the past 100 years.

Looking down Prince of Wales Road, 1st April, 1960. Picture: Archant Library

Looking down Prince of Wales Road, 1st April, 1960. Picture: Archant Library

2. Looking down the road from Agricultural Hall Plain, dated March 22, 1960.

Prince of Wales Road in 1962. Picture: Archant Library

Prince of Wales Road in 1962. Picture: Archant Library

3. In the background on the left of the photograph the Great Eastern Hotel can be seen. This was replaced by the Hotel Nelson. In the foreground, where the builders lorry is, was the Norvic (formerly the Electric) Cinema. In the triangle of roads there were underground public conveniences – again no longer in existence – dated June 15, 1962.

The Great Eatern Hotel on Prince of Wales road, 1963. Picture: Archant Library

The Great Eatern Hotel on Prince of Wales road, 1963. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant

4. The Great Eastern Hotel at the bottom of Prince of Wales Road/Foundry Bridge, dated October 7, 1963.

Norwich Streets -- P
Looking down Prince of Wales Road from Agricultural Hall Plain - August 1964.

Norwich Streets -- P Looking down Prince of Wales Road from Agricultural Hall Plain - August 1964. Picture: Archant Library

5. In this photo it can be seen that the traffic travelled, at that time, in both directions. Taken at the junction by the Royal Hotel, this is dated August 19, 1964.

Prince of Wales road, Norwich, 1st December, 1965. Picture: Archant Library

Prince of Wales road, Norwich, 1st December, 1965. Picture: Archant Library


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6. Traffic on December 1, 1965.

Prince of Wales Road pictured on the 29th November, 1966. Picture: Archant Library

Prince of Wales Road pictured on the 29th November, 1966. Picture: Archant Library

7. A very quiet Prince of Wales Road, dated November 29, 1966.

Gale and Galey's shop on
Prince of Wales Road, 1976
. Picture: Archant Library

Gale and Galey's shop on Prince of Wales Road, 1976 . Picture: Archant Library

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8. Gale and Galey's shop is on the left of the picture. Gale and Galeys were a hardware and builders store and they also specialised in fireplaces and fittings. This is dated November 19, 1976.

Prince of Wales Road in September, 1980. Picture: Archant Library

Prince of Wales Road in September, 1980. Picture: Archant Library

9. Cars queueing in September 1980.

Prince of Wales Road, Norwich. Taken in March of 1985. Picture: Archant Library

Prince of Wales Road, Norwich. Taken in March of 1985. Picture: Archant Library

10. This is the view on March 26, 1985.

Picture in 1988 is
Prince of Wales Road
. Picture: Archant Library

Picture in 1988 is Prince of Wales Road . Picture: Archant Library

11. Prince of Wales Road, dated May 17, 1988.

Prince of Wales Road taken at Foundry Bridge. Dated 26th March, 1985. Picture: Archant Library

Prince of Wales Road taken at Foundry Bridge. Dated 26th March, 1985. Picture: Archant Library

12. Foundry Bridge, with Hotel Nelson on the left hand side, in March 1985.

New road layout on Prince of Wales. Picture: Archant Library

New road layout on Prince of Wales. Picture: Archant Library

13. Prince of Wales had a new road layout in 2003.

Prince of Wales Road in 2006. Picture: Bill Smith

Prince of Wales Road in 2006. Picture: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant � 2006

14. The road in 2006.

Things have changed a lot since its early days.

If you would like to give us any further information about any of the photos then please email norfolkimagecurators@archant.co.uk

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