George Plunkett was born in 1913 in Norwich. He acquired a 'box' camera in 1931 and started building a photographic survey of Norwich. Aware of its limitations, he replaced it the following year with an Ensign Carbine number 7 which lasted the rest of his life. This was a very professional camera which had a 'rising front': the lens can be moved parallel to the film to include tops of buildings without tipping the camera backwards. This helps keep parallel the vertical edges of buildings, instead of them appearing to converge. He developed and printed over 1000 rolls of black and white film himself, arranging the contact-sized prints in albums according to subject matter or street name.
We are very grateful that his son, Jonathan, has allowed us to include these high detailed photographs of our Churches, that were taken between 1952 and 1995.
There are many more old photographs of Norwich and Norfolk to be seen on the web site :