norwich 2035

This wonderful illustration and story titled ‘Norwich AD 2035 (A Prophetic Fantasy)’ written and illustrated by Mr W. T. Watling, an art master at the City of Norwich school has been unearthed by Norfolk Record Office.

The text describes a man taking a drug and finding himself transported to Norwich 100 years in the future! If you look closely, you can spot some notable Norwich landmarks in the futuristic landscape. The story was first published in ‘The Norwich Annual’ in 1935.

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