The days when up to 24 trains bought thousands of holiday makers to Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth - Railways and StationsSome of the thousands arriving at Vauxhall Station, Great Ya

Great Yarmouth - Railways and StationsSome of the thousands arriving at Vauxhall Station, Great Yarmouth on the special train from Norwich.Dated 1 August 1955Photograph C7307 Les Gould

Hordes of excited holiday makers arrive at Great Yarmouth’s Vauxhall station in the 1950s.

Yarmouth Vauxhall Station in its heyday, scores of expectant holidaymakers arriving from the Midland

Yarmouth Vauxhall Station in its heyday, scores of expectant holidaymakers arriving from the Midlands in the 1950s.Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

The railways bought a huge tide of trippers to the town, many from the Midlands, during their heyday with numerous services every day and up to 24 on a summer Saturday.

For the majority a week-long stay in a traditional boarding house awaited, and many were tipped out during the day and told to amuse themselves while the landlady got on with the chores and prepared the evening meal.

In those days there were numerous theatres and cinemas, with shows performed for whole summer seasons and the biggest stars of the day rubbing shoulders in the sunshine with visitors.

As our archive pictures show the station has gone through several transformations appearing quite grand in earlier shots.

The new enterance to Yarmouth from Norwich, photographed from the air, shoiwng the bridge over the R

The new enterance to Yarmouth from Norwich, photographed from the air, shoiwng the bridge over the River Bure and the approach to Vauxhall station, dated around November 1974. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

The line was first opened in 1844, opening up the town to holidaymakers keen to take the sea air.

It was once the largest of three major stations in the town, Yarmouth Beach (closed 1959), and Yarmouth Southtown (closed 1970).

PRE-PORTILLO: Yarmouth Vauxhall Station in 1933, nearly eight decades before the one-time Cabinet mi

PRE-PORTILLO: Yarmouth Vauxhall Station in 1933, nearly eight decades before the one-time Cabinet minister arrived there to film for the BBC. - Credit: Archant

Transport, TrainsThe Platform a Vauxhall Station where workmen are now busy removing the roofing par

Transport, TrainsThe Platform a Vauxhall Station where workmen are now busy removing the roofing partitions. The main concourse will remain undercover.Dated January 7th, 1982Photograph C10905

Great Yarmouth - Railways and StationsVauxhall Station at Great Yarmouth.Dated ?Photograph C7306

Great Yarmouth - Railways and StationsVauxhall Station at Great Yarmouth.Dated ?Photograph C7306

GREAT YARMOUTH VAUXHALL STATIONDATED JUNE 1959PLATE P3986

GREAT YARMOUTH VAUXHALL STATIONDATED JUNE 1959PLATE P3986

GREAT YARMOUTHPLATFORM OF VAUXHALL STATIONDATED AUGUST 1963 ?PLATE P4254

GREAT YARMOUTHPLATFORM OF VAUXHALL STATIONDATED AUGUST 1963 ?PLATE P4254

vauxhall station g.y. aug 1963? holidaymakers also r.n. personnel.

vauxhall station g.y. aug 1963? holidaymakers also r.n. personnel.

TRANSPORTSTEAM TRAIN ARRIVE AT VAUXHALL STATIONTRAIN NO 61665PLATE P6093

TRANSPORTSTEAM TRAIN ARRIVE AT VAUXHALL STATIONTRAIN NO 61665PLATE P6093

Yarmouth Vauxhall station 1934. EN DJ 22.2.10

Yarmouth Vauxhall station 1934. EN DJ 22.2.10