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Friends of Norwich School adopt Cathedral Infirmary Doors as part of Castle Project

21 November 2017

Norwich Castle have set up a ‘Keep Adopting’ scheme as part of the wider Keep Giving appeal. This scheme will help to fund Norwich Castles’ Medieval England project, which is going to re-imagine the castle’s keep as it was in its royal palace heyday. The Castle also plans to recreate the keep’s main Norman floor and great hall.

The Friends of Norwich School are the ‘gold adopter’ of the Cathedral Infirmary Doors on display at Norwich Castle. In the 13th century they were the entrance to the Norwich Cathedral Infirmary and today these historic doors are set to spark the imaginations of Norwich School pupils taking part in a special creative writing project.

Fiona Wollocombe, Friends of Norwich School chairman, said: “The Keep Adopting campaign to raise money for the castle keep is something we were keen to engage with and with Norwich School’s connections to the cathedral...The Friends are looking forward to working with Norwich Castle on an exciting writing project early next year that should challenge our pupils to imagine just who might have been [going] in and out of those doors over the centuries.”

The doors are already inspiring some pupils including 11-year-old Hugo Dimoglou. When asked what he thought he would find behind the doors, he said: “A curled up dragon among some old dusty beds.”

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