A Review of Anglia Square, Norwich, UK.
Anglia Square, Norwich
Out of the main city Centre lies Anglia Square – home to QD and other shops – served by charity shops, and café’s and providing the kind of colour/culture and sophistication of Petticoat Lane, in Norwich.
In recent years many businesses have closed, as in the main city Centre due to the depression in Britain. If you are starting a business though, this might provide a great starting point, with a community that know how much things should cost, and how to get a good deal for their money. The local businesses welcome customers eagerly, and visitors are always welcome.
I was put off yesterday by a man who looked like a Spanish Conquistador, from the time of their early years in the America’s. He was making horrible remarks, and I left him behind quickly. The shop keepers were trying to get him out of the square as it appeared that he was a known trouble maker. About an hour later I passed another group of them, all extremely alike to him, like clones, on their way to work. They didn’t seem keen to try being unpleasant, they had met with the frog lady, and feared being laughed at! It’s said she was spitting out frogs for hours! Let me tell you all, rumors like this run for years. They cheer everyone up.
If you are an organizer of a community group, you might be interested in booking an event in Anglia Square Centre, where there is seating and space enough for an outside show. I thought I might have seen a hare there, only it must have been bagged or jugged some time back! I’ve seen some interesting street dancers performing there, some musicians out there too, and they certainly pull the audience in from the shoppers.
I think there also may be cheap office space in the area – I saw a large banner on the buildings near by – pay per month – advertised in huge letters. I might investigate that, I could do with a quiet hide-away to write in. Perhaps like after the war, the depression is causing a time of opportunity, which hasn't’t been naturally had in the UK for years. So come out Young and British, choose a way to make money and get on with business.
It’s interesting that the square is a fairly recent addition to the city, and is clean and modern, and yet the area tends to be old to very old surrounding the square, giving the visitor walking access to visit different areas of the city. There are yards – in use – and locked to the public, they represent the past of the merchant families which were the first settlers in Norwich, who did busness in the city. These can be seen from the road as you approach the square. The bus – take one to Old Catton, ask for Anglia Square, and it drops you just outside the entrance. If you come by car, there is parking near too.