Jarrold’s Book Choice - Norfolk Rood Screens
Norfolk Rood Screens by Paul Hurst and Jeremy Haselock
RRP £30 Jarrold price £25
Norfolk churches contain more medieval chancel screens than any other English county. Packed with colour illustrations, this handsomely produced new book was a labour of love for the authors as they visited churches around the county to photograph some of its best-preserved and most beautiful screen paintings and to uncover some of the stories behind them. Paul Hurst is a professional photographer specialising in church and cathedral architecture; Jeremy Haselock is Precentor and Vice-Dean of Norwich Cathedral, as well as being a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
This book and a large selection of titles can be found in our book department on the ground floor.
This photograph was taken from the rooftop of Jarrolds in July 2012. After several weeks of rain, this was the first day of glorious sunshine in a very long time. It clearly shows Norwich City Hall and its imposing clock tower, The Forum and St Peter Mancroft - three pieces of impressive architecture scanning several centuries.
Many thanks to local photographer Andi Sapey for taking this image and kindly donating it to the Jarrold Archives.
An advertisement from Jarrolds in 1926.
The ultimate home with a view! Jarrolds’ caretaker Arthur James Dunham, known as Joe, lived on the roof of the London Street store, where he created a beautiful garden with a fish pond and rose garden. Joe lived here with his wife Emily and daughters Winifred and Olive (pictured above).