Nine things readers told us they missed about Norwich in the 90s
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On Monday we looked at 14 things you could do in Norwich in the 90s which you can't do anymore. The article brought back lots of memories from our readers and here are some of the best suggestions of other things you can't do in Norwich today:
• Dancing the night away at nightclubs such as Ritzy's and Fifth Avenue in Tombland or Peppermint Park nightclub on Rose Lane
Reader Lyndsey Chapman especially misses these two Norwich nightclubs and fondly recalls great nights spent going from Ritzy's to Fifth Avenue.
• Buying games from One Step Beyond, a computer store that used to be based on Bedford Street
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Whiley Boy particularly misses visiting One Step Beyond on a regular basis and also Volume 1 bookshop.
• Visiting the Central Library, which closed in 1994 following a terrible fire
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Scalexkid misses the central library as well as being able to smoke in a pub.
• Getting a fry up and pot of tea at Number 10 coffee bar on Thorpe Road
Rob thought Number 10 cafe was the place to be. I wonder whether the fry up inspector would agree?
• Driving down St Stephens Street and back again and driving two-way along Magdalen Street
Dee misses being able to drive in certain places of the city, such as St Stephens Street. Others have also said they missed car parking in the 90s as it was much easier and cheaper than today.
• Grabbing a burger from Burger King on Rampant Horse Street, browsing in Kulture Shock in St Benedicts Street and visiting The Star Wars Emporium
These are the things Seb Anstey misses most about Norwich in the 90s. Kulture Shock started in Norwich in 1997 selling science fiction, crime and horror books as well as Doctor Who merchandise. The shop eventually moved to Beccles in 2007, but does still have an online store. As for The Star Wars Emporium, the specialist shop on Lower Goat Lane sold models and other collectables in the 90s. The location is now home to The Egg hair salon.
• Shopping at the old market, back when it had wooden stalls and striped multicoloured canvas coverings.
Nick Walker thinks the loss of the old wooden market stalls is a huge shame and took away some of the market's original charm and character.
• Eating pick 'n' mix from Woolworths
Tenchman7 misses the moorish pick 'n' mix from Woolworths. Who didn't love a good jelly egg?
• Ordering an 'Only for the brave' from Pizza One Pancakes Too
Resident Smith misses this dish as well as ToGo's BLT and egg and bacon sandwiches.
• You can share your memories of Norwich in the 90s in the comments below.