Heritage Open Days: 10-19 Sept. 2021 - what will you discover?!
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“Success is not reserved for a selected group of people who have silver spoons in their mouths”

The Church of St Peter Mancroft, Hay Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1QQ

A very special exhibition highlighting some of the "Ticktum Trust" collection of about 400 silver spoons & other items, dating from Middle Ages to 19th century, including spoons made by craftsmen in Norwich as well as all over the British Isles.

Over the course of 40 years Colin and Sue Ticktum built up a collection of about 400 silver spoons dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th
century, including spoons made by craftsmen all over the British Isles.

At its heart is an important group of pieces made in Norwich between 1500 and 1750, and study of these and silver held in collections such as the Castle and Cathedral enabled Colin to put forward the identification of several Norwich's Tudor goldsmiths with known marks. This research was included in the catalogue of the Exhibition of East Anglian Silver in 2004, and before his death in 2007 Colin set up the Ticktum Trust to care for the collection and make it available for viewing and study.

The collection is housed in the City Centre, but due to Covid restrictions it is not possible at present to welcome visitors to the vault.

Sue Ticktum and her fellow Trustees are therefore very grateful to St. Peter Mancroft for the opportunity to display and talk about some of the spoons, and their role from being significant personal possessions to their place on the well-set table is our focus as part of pm this year's Heritage Open Day events.

Dr Mary Fewster, will be speaking about some of these and other items during her talk on Thursday 16th September at 11.30am & 2pm (PRE-BOOKING FOR ATTENDING THIS TALK IS REQUIRED - see separate entry)

Event Times

Friday 10 September: 10.30am - 2pm
Saturday 11 September: 10.30am - 2pm
Monday 13 September: 10.30am - 2pm
Tuesday 14 September: 10.30am - 2pm
Wednesday 15 September: 10.30am - 2pm
Thursday 16 September: 10.30am - 2pm
Friday 17 September: 10.30am - 2pm
Saturday 18 September: 10.30am - 2pm

Booking Details

No booking required


Wheelchair access is via the south porch (by NEXT)

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Do check our website for any changes in opening times due to covid restrictions. Contact for the day: Chris Sanham (Head Verger & Events) 07340 414583

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The church is in the heart of the city by Norwich City Hall and The Forum. Parking is available at The |Forum.

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Head Verger

Date last modified: 10th June 2021 at 15:35