Nightclub nostalgia: the evolution of nightlife on Tombland
PUBLISHED: 13:56 18 October 2020 | UPDATED: 07:53 19 October 2020
The Samson and Hercules building on Tombland was originally built in 1657. Pic: Archant library
Do you remember busting a move in one of the many Tombland nightclubs?
Dancing in the ballroom of the Samson and Hercules in the early 1960's. Picture: Archant Library
Tombland had some of the biggest nightclubs in Norwich, do you remember them?
We are doing something different for Nightclub nostalgia this week as we look back at Tombland.
It used to be the place to be on a Saturday night with locals hitting the dancefloors, whether that was the ballroom of Samson and Hercules or the sweaty nightclubs of Ritzy’s, Central Park and Ikon.
Take a look through our gallery of Tombland nightlife in decades gone by.
Both 5th Avenue and Ritzys nightclub on Tombland in November 1996. Photo: Archant Library Were you a Ritzy's regular in the 1980s? Picture: Archant Library Do you remember doorman Carl Dale of Norwich nightclub Ritzy in 1995? Picture: Archant Library DJ Phil Simmons doing his job at Central Park in February 1991. Photo: Archant Library
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Ritzy's turned into Ikon nightclub, the next step of the Tombland nightlife evolution in the 1990s. Photo: Archant Library Preparing to dance the night away at the last night of the Fifth Avenue nightclub in Norwich. Picture: Bill Smith Jerri Roberts, left, and Michelle Caddick at the last night of the Ikon nightclub in Norwich. Picture: Bill Smith
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