30-year Great Yarmouth history collection on display

Posters in exhibition at Norwich Bookshop

Posters in exhibition at Norwich Bookshop - Credit: Archant

A single owner collection built up over 30 years is now on display in the exhibition room at the City Bookshop in Davey Place, Norwich.

The collection comprises many very rare books about Great Yarmouth’s history, guide books and ephemera about buildings and the people who shaped Great Yarmouth.

Two small notable sections concern Murders in Yarmouth and corruption in parliamentary elections from the 19th and early 20th centuries which seemed prevalent in the borough!

Stars of the exhibition are among the display of prints.

These are: An example of the very rare map of Great Yarmouth engraved for James Corbridge in 1725. Published in three parts for clients to frame, it includes a series of the houses of dignitaries who would have paid Corbridge to have these included.

Neither The Norfolk Record Office or the Heritage Centre in the Forum have this map so it is a great opportunity for people to see something so rare.

Also are a very colourful series of 1930’s advertising posters from the heyday of tourism in this seaside town. Very few copies of these posters survive and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see so many in one place.

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The exhibition is open seven days a week in the upstairs exhibition room at the City Bookshop, 10 Davey Place, Norwich.

For more details call or log on to www.citybookshopnorwich.co.uk