HERE WE ARE AGAIN! Great Yarmouth’s 100-yard open-air unheated bathing pool was one of the familiar amenities regular visitors John and Patricia Hodnett were happy to see  on their annual return here. Two years after this picture was taken in 1977, the pool was demolished to make way for the present Marina Centre.
Picture: CLIFFORD TEMPLE

Londoner has holidayed in Great Yarmouth since 1949

A TESTIMONIAL to the affection and esteem in which Great Yarmouth and Gorleston are held has arrived from a London reader who was first drawn to us 65 years ago...and still cherishes fond memories which sustain him and his wife although they accept it is unlikely they will ever return.

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TO THE RESCUE: helpers extricate the dead and wounded from the mangled wreckage.
Picture: COLMAN AND RYE LIBRARIES OF LOCAL HISTORY, NORWICH

The filthy night when two trains collided

RESIDENTS of the Great Yarmouth area live in what is almost a railway-free zone. Drivers on the Acle New Road spot the occasional rail-car, sometimes only a solitary single unit, alongside them but that is the sad extent of it.

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FOR HIGH DAYS AND HOLIDAYS...the 150ft Revolving Tower on North Drive, a landmark from 1897 to 1941.
Pictures: CLIFFORD TEMPLE

When the Great War was over, we came out to play

Almost a century ago, Great Yarmouth was thriving as a popular working-class resort. Its vibrancy and visitors – and those seeking their custom – made a lasting impression on a local teenager who had just started working.

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ANNIE FOWLER, White Lion co-licensee

A final toast to the White Lion Hotel’s Punch Bowl

LET us raise our glasses and drink a final toast today to those Gorleston businessmen who, in the 1930s, frequented the White Lion Hotel and formed a friendly group meeting in the Punch Bowl there.

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