A look back at our archive: Bird-eye views of our region’s towns and villiages in the past decades

This week we present some bird's-eye views of our region's towns and villages in past decades.

We begin with a charming photo of the crowded seafront at Yarmouth in 1951 (1).

Our next shot is of a wet Thetford market place in 1961 (2).

Fakenham market place is seen from on high in this photo from 1963 (3). Beeston hill near Sheringham provides a fine vantage point for this view of the town, taken in 1969 (4).

Our aerial shot of Bungay has no date but seems to be from the early 1970s (5).


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Trevor Hand was spotted taking a break from painting the Duke's Head Hotel in King's Lynn with this grand perspective on the Tuesday Market Place, dated 1974 (6).

Another undated photo provides a rooftop view over Downham Market (7).

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Beccles town centre came under the spotlight in this view from 1975 (8). Another on-high photo features the town of Diss, taken in 1984 (9). Finally, our photographer took this shot of Fakenham town centre in October 1989 (10).

If you recognise anyone in the pictures or would like to tell us more about them then you can email rosemary.dixon@archant.co.uk

To get a copy of one of our old photographs, visit www.edp24.co.uk/buyaphoto or telephone Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

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