Norwich has a thriving counter culture and is packed with fabulous places and events, if you just know where to look.
Vintage Norwich is the place to find out what’s happening as well as places to eat, drink and shop in Norwich and it’s surrounding areas.
Covering every decade from Victorian style right up to 1980s you can be sure to find something to tickle your fancy going on somewhere.
If you think your business or event would be of interest to Vintage Norwich readers then please don’t hestitate to Contact Us.
Editor – Gemma
Gemma is one of the UK’s top vintage lifestyle bloggers at Retro Chick. She has lived in Norwich since she graduated university and feels passionately that Norwich has a great deal to offer anyone who’s interested in vintage or alternative cultures, if only they know where to find it.
A lifelong natural hoarder her house is groaning at the seams with Boot Fair and Charity Shop vintage bargains of china, cocktail paraphernalia, 78 records and other assorted ephemera. She has a particular passion for the 1930s to the mid 1950s and from childhood a mild obsession with the styles and every day life of World War II.
She likes watching Poirot, drinking Manhattans and looking at pretty things she can’t afford so she knows a bargain when she sees it.
Correspondent – Kerry
Despite having been raised in Norwich since the age of seven, Kerry still finds herself often looking up in wonderment, tourist‑like, at the glories of the Fine City. Through her blog, Missy Vintage, Kerry’s mission in life is to show that vintage is an affordable lifestyle. She’s been known to combine her love of thrift and vino by sipping her wine from a pretty vintage china teacup.
Kerry is thrilled to be writing for Vintage Norwich, enabling her to combine her love of vintage with the majesty of Norwich. She is particularly excited about the recent explosion in vintage‑related activity in the Norwich area, as it combines seamlessly with the city’s long‑standing bohemian undercurrent.
When not blogging, piling vintage dresses twelve-deep on the floor and transforming her home into Steptoe’s yard, Kerry enjoys trips to the seaside and speakeasies.
Visit Kerry at Missy Vintage
Correspondent – Elspeth
Elspeth is a local gal with a passion for local history and vintage fashion. Flitting anywhere from 1900’s to 1990’s her wardrobe is a mishmash of the decades. Originally from Cambridge, Elspeth moved to Norwich 14 years ago and completely fell in love with the place, the quirkiness, the history and the many ghosts stories that surround the area.
A big film fan, Elspeth studies film studies at Roehampton university and very much enjoys the classic films, especially any that star Marilyn. In her spare time she can be found bargain hunting in the Norwich Charity shops, fairs and flea markets, making the odd decorative housey item or fascinator, updating a piece of clothing on the trusty pink sewing machine or just indulging in being a crazy cat woman and playing with her cats Grisselda and Fizzbang.
Correspondent – Karen
Karen was born in London but has moved to Norwich 17 years ago when she fell in love with a local boy. A life long passion for vintage especially 1940’s fashion, film and music she has watched the Norwich vintage scene grow in recent years and loves to explore the vintage shops, markets and travel a little further afield to the airbases to indulge her dancing passion.
Karen is a freelance stylist at The Fabulous Miss K and runs Blue Skies Vintage Events with her husband.
Correspondent – Daisy
Daisy is a performer and writer based in Norwich. She is halfway through a Creative Writing MA at UEA and also performs hula hoops, razor-blade eating, fire and aerial in cabaret and circus shows and festivals all over the place.
She lives with her partner, who is a mind reader, and their son, who isn’t.
Visit Daisy’s Facebook Page