A continental vision and the changing face of Regent Road
- Credit: Archant Library
In the early twentieth century, a tramway ran along it. Now it is a pedestrianised avenue that thrums each summer as locals and tourists embrace the Yarmouth holiday high season.
Connecting the town centre and seafront, many of us have walked up and down Regent Road countless times.
Today it is home to cafes, restaurants and gift shops but many will remember that vehicles still drove along it not that many years ago.
As reported by the Eastern Daily Press on December 5, 1988 town planners envisioned Regent Road as "a 'continental-style' pedestrian area" with great potential for local businesses.
Soon after, work began to close it off to traffic in stages and transform the thoroughfare with "Victorian-style lamps, information boards and seating areas with planters containing shrubs and spotlights."
Here we have gathered some photos of Regent Road over the years from our archive.
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