In October, ALHS were pleased to welcome Paul Dickson to celebrate the diverse contribution of black people to the history of Norwich and Norfolk. From street traders in the 18th and 19th centuries to Pablo Fanque, the UK’s first black circus impresario, the American servicemen who brought rhythm and blues and soul music to the city and Lucas, the 1960’s US airman, who settled in Norfolk and gave soul to the Orford Cellar.

Paul has worked in the tourism industry in Norfolk for 33 years, initially for the National Trust and then as an independent PR practitioner.  Seven years ago he fulfilled a long held ambition by qualifying as an official City of Norwich tourist guide. Since then he has developed his own guided tours business in Norwich and has expanded into the Broads National Park. Paul additionally works as an independent guide for the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich.

Paul is also an independent publisher working in partnership with Norfolk based authors.

You can view his latest Walking Tours in Norwich and the Broads National Park at