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Bronze Doors with Trades and History of Norwich

James Woodford
1938

Norwich /  Bronze Doors with Trades and History of Norwich

Description

Three bronze doors with 18 sculptured roundels, those of the left and right doors depict the trades of the city of Norwich in the 1930s and those of the centre doors the city's history.
The depicted trades are:

Left door:
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1. Bottling wine
Norwich - Bronze Doors with Trades and History of Norwich
2. Filling soda siphons
Norwich - Bronze Doors with Trades and History of Norwich
3. Building the rusticated base of City Hall
Norwich - Bronze Doors with Trades and History of Norwich
4. Vat for brewing beer
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5. Manufacture of aeroplanes (propeller)
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6. Manufacture of wire netting

Centre door:
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7. Building the castle with a hand winch
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8. Vikings
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9. Silk winders, cobblers bench and wool comber
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10. Old plough, silk winder and cobblers stand
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11. Black Death, 1349
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12. Thomas Kett hanged, 1549

Right door:
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13. Piping chocolate (Woodford's identification on his preparatory drawing)
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14. Soldering mustard tins on the production line
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15. Horse and cow
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16. Bull, pig and sheep (for the Cattle market)
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17. Shoe press
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18. Artificial Silk weaving (the original drawing was for filling Odell toothpaste tubes)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bronze door
  • Cattle (bull / cow / calf)
  • Horse
  • Kett, Thomas
  • Mason
  • Metal worker
  • Pig
  • Sheep
  • Viking
  • Viniculturist
  • Weaver
  • Woodford, James
  • Worker
  • Location (N 52°37'42" - E 1°17'31")

    Item Code: gbee091; Photograph: 24 October 2015
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