The Masterful Mr Collins

Size 210 x 148mm, 66 pages, 46 illustrations (14 colour). Price £7.50 plus £2.50 p&p (UK only)

This book is full of fascinating facts and is an account of the life and career of someone who had a profound impact on the way Norwich works, but who these days rarely gets the credit he deserves. Arthur E. Collins was an ambitious West Country man who was already highly experienced in the world of Victorian engineering when he arrived in Norfolk. He soon established himself as the no-nonsense City Engineer who was so badly needed, but soon had to cope with unexpected events and the expectations of a rapidly changing society. Remarkably, he remained in post for over 30 years and in that time managed to drag a run-down city into the modern world.