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Marvellous old photographs of Sheringham through the years

PUBLISHED: 18:30 01 November 2017

Sheringham roundabout which links The Boulevard and The Esplanade, March 1974. Picture: Archant Library

Sheringham roundabout which links The Boulevard and The Esplanade, March 1974. Picture: Archant Library

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Take a trip down memory lane with our wonderful photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at the seaside town of Sheringham, situated in North Norfolk.

St. Peter's Church, Sheringham, with its distinctive spire., September 1981. Picture: Archant Library St. Peter's Church, Sheringham, with its distinctive spire., September 1981. Picture: Archant Library

Rich in fishing, maritime and tourist tradition, Sheringham has long been considered a gem on north Norfolk’s coast.

Rows of quaint fisherman’s cottages and stacks of crabbing pots are symbols of the town’s fishing industry past and present.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, at its peak, more than 100 boats set out daily from the shore, mainly to catch lobster and crab.

The arrival of the railways meant the morning haul could be transported to London where it was served in the capital’s restaurants fresh from the sea - putting Sheringham firmly on the map nationally. And while boat numbers are much reduced today, it still remains important to the town’s tradition.

Sheringham's carnival procession, watched by large crowds, moves through the town, July 1984

. Picture: Archant Library Sheringham's carnival procession, watched by large crowds, moves through the town, July 1984 . Picture: Archant Library

Copies of the images featured in this story are available to buy via our photo sales website or alternatively can be ordered by phone on 01603 772449

Sheringham crab pots, April 1952. Picture: Archant Library Sheringham crab pots, April 1952. Picture: Archant Library

A busy scene at the North Norfolk Railway Station at Sheringham as passengers board the 10.45am steam train to Weybourne, 1982. Picture: Archant Library A busy scene at the North Norfolk Railway Station at Sheringham as passengers board the 10.45am steam train to Weybourne, 1982. Picture: Archant Library

Holidaymakers crowd round as Sheringham lifeboat comes back after its Lifeboat Day launch, August 1955

. Picture Archant Library Holidaymakers crowd round as Sheringham lifeboat comes back after its Lifeboat Day launch, August 1955 . Picture Archant Library

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