Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Norwich makes history for the UK


This news story was little publicised at the time so I thought it was time to announce it again! :-)

As of June 25th, Norwich became the first and only city in the UK to join The World League of Historical Cities. This is a fantastic achiement and Norwich joins the enlarged group of 71 cities including Rome, Paris, Vienna, Istanbul and Jerusalem.

The success was brought about by the hard work of Norwich's Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (Heart), which has the author Bill Bryson as its patron, pushed through the bid with the help of former Lord Mayor of Norwich Felicity Hartley.

The scheme aims to help preserve and regenerate these important places.

The BBC covered the story in July.

Next stop is to gain World Heritage Site status for the city.

Best of luck!
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