Step back in time and revisit some of north Norfolk’s old high streets

A shopping street in North Walsham
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Dated -- 11 October 1962.
Photograph Archant library

A shopping street in North Walsham . Dated -- 11 October 1962. Photograph Archant library

There was a time when everything you needed could be bought in the high street.

Stalham High Street, December 1991. Picture: Archant library

Stalham High Street, December 1991. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Archant

And while these bygone photographs of high streets in north Norfolk show that there have been plenty of changes, much has remained the same.

Most of the buildings are still intact and Cromer Church still dominates the landscape in the town centre.

And while there may now be fewer banks in today's high streets, there's still a good variety of shops and you can get most of what you need.

And, despite out of town shopping centres and supermarkets attracting a lot of business away from town centres, our high streets are fighting back.

Cromer High Street, October 16, 1965. Picture: Archant Archive

Cromer High Street, October 16, 1965. Picture: Archant Archive - Credit: Archant


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In Stalham a group was set up to help promote the town and host more events in the centre.

And there has been a resurgence in trade in some areas which continue to be hives of activity, especially during the summer months.

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PLACES
WELLS HIGH STREET
DATED 1ST NOVEMBER 1957
PLATE P6024
FOA Oct 2016

PLACES WELLS HIGH STREET DATED 1ST NOVEMBER 1957 PLATE P6024 FOA Oct 2016

Holt high street, November 1986. Picture: Archant library

Holt high street, November 1986. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Archant

View of Mundesley high street in 1984. Picture: Archant library

View of Mundesley high street in 1984. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Archant

Holt high street. May 1968. Picture: Archant Archive

Holt high street. May 1968. Picture: Archant Archive - Credit: Archant

Sheringham High Street, dated 1890. Photo: Archant Library

Sheringham High Street, dated 1890. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

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