The following directories are held in the|
Norwich Reference Library, at The Forum.
|1783 : Chase
1802 : Peck
1830 : Pigot
1842 : Blyth
1845 : White (Norfolk)
1850 : Hunt
1854 : White
1856 : Melville
1859 : Roger
1864 : Simpson
1868 : Harrod
1879 : Hamilton
1883 : Eyre
- plus White (Norfolk)
1890 : White (Norfolk)
1900 : Kelly (Norfolk)
1904 : Kelly (Norfolk)
1905 : Jarrold
1908 : Jarrold
- plus Kelly (Norfolk)
1914 : Jarrold
1924 : Kelly
1925 onwards : Kelly*
The 1783 Chase directory lists only the 44
principal coaching houses; which is
little more than 10% of the total.
Of these only 4 are highlighted in capitals.
* After the great upheaval of WWI, Kelly's|
managed a very frequent publishing schedule.
Another long gap, equally to be expected,
occurred between 1941 and 1947.
Very sadly, Kelly's discontinued their
Norwich directories after 1975.
The Norfolk versions ceased even earlier
(1937) i.e. did not resume after WWII.
Important Note :
Nearly all the 'Norwich' Directories are
confined to the legal boundaries of the
former County Borough.
From the mid-1920's onwards this becomes a
greater and greater misfortune, as the expansion
of dwellings and pubs into the "suburbs" often goes un-recorded.