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Scenes and faces from our 1978 picture archives

PUBLISHED: 21:54 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:41 06 February 2018

Terry Wogan in Yarmouth in March 1978, opening Curry's new electrical store in Market Place. A blue Rolls Royce took hin to the store from Caister airfield where he arrived by helicopter.

Terry Wogan in Yarmouth in March 1978, opening Curry's new electrical store in Market Place. A blue Rolls Royce took hin to the store from Caister airfield where he arrived by helicopter.

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The year 1978 was a pretty good one for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston with several famous faces dropping in to visit.

June 21, 1978  - Margaret Thatcher won the Conservative party, and is pictured visiting Richards Shipyard, Southtown, Great Yarmouth. June 21, 1978 - Margaret Thatcher won the Conservative party, and is pictured visiting Richards Shipyard, Southtown, Great Yarmouth.

But it was also the year the Eleni V tanker foundered off the coast spilling oil onto the beaches, and was blown up at sea.

Can you spot yourself or a family member in these pictures from our archives? It’s only 40 years ago!

We hope they bring back memories - and watch out for more as we delve deep into the past - in pictures.

Enjoy!

Great Yarmouth branch of Soroptimists sponsored knit-in at Gorleston library, picture taken October 21, 1978. Ref m59101-35a Great Yarmouth branch of Soroptimists sponsored knit-in at Gorleston library, picture taken October 21, 1978. Ref m59101-35a

The pilot house headquarters on Riverside Road, Gorleston quay,  as seen from Great Yarmouth's east quay. 

Dated  27th September 1978. 

Photograph C4842 The pilot house headquarters on Riverside Road, Gorleston quay, as seen from Great Yarmouth's east quay. Dated 27th September 1978. Photograph C4842

Regent Road, Great Yarmouth. 

Dated: May 22, 1978 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth. Dated: May 22, 1978

Purdy Cakes Ltd on North Quay at Great Yarmouth. 
Dated  15th December 1978. 

Photograph  C0584 Purdy Cakes Ltd on North Quay at Great Yarmouth. Dated 15th December 1978. Photograph C0584

Looking from Gorleston High Street to Feathers Plain. The building with the clock is the Library. The Feathers Public House is the white building on the left. The cast iron railings of the toilets can be seen behind the telephone box. 
Dated  13th October  1978. 

Photograph  C0526 Looking from Gorleston High Street to Feathers Plain. The building with the clock is the Library. The Feathers Public House is the white building on the left. The cast iron railings of the toilets can be seen behind the telephone box. Dated 13th October 1978. Photograph C0526

Start on the demolition of Watney Maltings in Cobholm, 17 January 1978. 

Photograph C0481 Start on the demolition of Watney Maltings in Cobholm, 17 January 1978. Photograph C0481

Johnson and Sons' Pier Plain factory at Gorleston to close down.
Dated  31st January 1978.

Photograph  C0479 Johnson and Sons' Pier Plain factory at Gorleston to close down. Dated 31st January 1978. Photograph C0479

Commander K Jay, Area Officer, inspects the Guard of the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sea Cadets at their annual inspection at their Gorleston HQ in June 1978. Commander K Jay, Area Officer, inspects the Guard of the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sea Cadets at their annual inspection at their Gorleston HQ in June 1978.

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