norch.co.uk - the countercultural history of alternative Norwich

The website for alternative Norwich and the Free Land of Albion.

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Norwich was famed for its Argyle Street squats but the local squatting movement first developed in the 1970s era of slum clearances. 

NORWICH SQUATS

COMMUNES

Several communes were developed to try out alternative lifestyles.

ALTERNATIVE BOOKSHOPS

Bristow's bookshop norwich,

Bristow's, Freewheel and the Scientific Anglian and local history in Norwich

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

plantation gardens norwich

Ramblings......

THE ALBION FAIRS

From Donovan performing on a hay bale to the "medieval brigands" of the Peace Convoy.

PUNK IN NORWICH

Gaye Advert

The Gala Ballroom and West Runton Pavilion brought some of the best bands right into our sweaty, tattoed hands.

ANARCHY IN THE UEA

UEA - university of east anglia

Vietnam, Biafra, the Queen, Surrealism, sit-ins and banned from the pubs.

PSYCHEDELIC NORWICH

The music, the drugs and the busts.

AND THE BANDS PLAYED ON

A cornucopia of rubbish

About Norch

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Waveney Clarion, coypu, stonehenge,

Norch explores the history of Norwich counterculture from the 1960s. There are pages about squats, alternative bookshops, Albion Fairs, communes and cultures of resistance.

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