We are the Freemen of Norwich

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Norwich Guildhall was built by the freemen to house the new city government, law courts, a gaol, assemblies and administrators set up in 1404. It was used as the centre of city government until 1937 when it was replaced by City Hall.

Anybody who wished to trade freely in medieval Norwich had to become a freeman.

Under the freemen’s governance, Norwich grew to become England’s second city after London for 200 years – 1525 to 1725.

The freemen paid to build the city walls in the early 14th century. The idea was to defend the city from attack, but it was much more useful for collecting tolls.

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The Great Feast – 29th September 2017

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Freemen Free Admission for the Museum of Norwich and Strangers’ hall

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Dragon Hall, Norwich

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