Books Featuring The Corn Exchange

Why not help support the restoration of the Corn Exchange by treating yourself or a friend to a new local history book?

Norman’s upcoming book is available to preorder from WCXCT,  and the cover price includes a donation to the Trust. To get on the VIP list please email info@wcxct.org.

Born in Wisbech during the 1920s, Norman Jacobs M.B.E. became a legendary figure in East Anglia from the 1940s onwards.

This forthcoming biography by Norman’s son Norman Jnr. recounts how he rose from quite modest beginnings to create the largest independent chain of theatres and entertainment centres in East Anglia whilst saving several historic cinemas from destruction.

LUCKY FOR SOME records in details the history of entertainment in Wisbech and how Norman managed to bring jazz legends from Joe Loss to Ronnie Scott, pop icons Lulu and The Rolling Stones and popular entertainers such as Danny La Rue and Ken Dodd to the town.

Publication is planned for 2023, and you can pre-order a signed copy of the First Edition for only £25

Lucky For Some : A Life in Entertainment in East Anglia

By Norman Jacobs