Great Yarmouth nostalgia: Step along the quays in the 1960s
- Credit: Archant Library
As we sit in Great Yarmouth traffic pondering the fate of the Star Hotel or stride along the River Yare to get from A to B, it is easy to overlook the history all around us along the quays.
And today we are looking back at this important historic area of Great Yarmouth in the 1960s.
At the time the offshore industry was in its infancy, work had commenced on building a heliport on the North Denes Airfield on Caister Road and the first of three mobile cranes - the £21,800 Lord Devlin - arrived on South Quay.
The herring and traditional shipping industries competed with exciting new prospects like the search for oil and natural gas in the North Sea and rig supply which promised great opportunities if the contemporary hopes and predictions were to be true.
Today it is an area imbued with heritage where the Victorian gothic Town Hall, former wealthy merchants' houses and historic buildings with period architectural features sit just across the river from building suppliers, industrial sites and warehouses.
Please enjoy these pictures of Great Yarmouth at Hall Quay, North Quay and South Quay in the 1960s. We hope they bring back fond memories or remind you of stories from days gone by told by loved ones.
For more old photos of Norfolk, visit The Story Of at thestoryof.uk.