WATCH: Aerial footage of Great Yarmouth under lockdown
PUBLISHED: 11:21 25 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:33 25 April 2020
We’re used to seeing the streets of Great Yarmouth fall quiet during the winter months.
But video footage from both drone and street-level, and a series of photos, shows the seafront as a ghost town when it would usually be bustling as the tourism season gets under way.
The promenade and beach, usually full of visitors during warm weather, are almost entirely depopulated.
One of the only signs of life along the resort’s Golden Mile is an excavator tearing down the Marina Centre.
Sometimes a lone jogger passes, or a patrolling police car, while gaming arcades and long stretches of carpark remain vacant. The only thing missing is tumbleweed.
Such unprecedented but increasingly familiar scenes have naturally prompted concern among local business owners.
Albert Jones, director of the Pleasure Beach, has previously warned coronavirus uncertainty could be “absolutely disastrous” if attractions are forced to remain closed during the summer season.
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