Days gone by at Gorleston seafront

1. Gorleston's Floral Hall Bathing Pool was packed with visitors and locals trying to keep cool duri

1. Gorleston's Floral Hall Bathing Pool was packed with visitors and locals trying to keep cool during a weekend heatwave in June 1960. Photo: Gould/Archant - Credit: Gould

We step back in time for a life beside the seaside at Gorleston

A member of the Gorleston Coastguard Station watching a vessel appraoch the Harbour mouth. Photo: Go

A member of the Gorleston Coastguard Station watching a vessel appraoch the Harbour mouth. Photo: Gould/Archant - Credit: Gould.

2. 24 hours a day the Coastguard service maintains constant watch on shipping around our coasts. Pictured is a member of the Gorleston Coastguard Station watching a vessel appraoch the Harbour mouth. thought to be taken around 1949.

The old pier at Gorleston as it used to be. Photo: Gould/Archant

The old pier at Gorleston as it used to be. Photo: Gould/Archant - Credit: Gould.

3. The old pier at Gorleston as it used to be – with the well-remembered 'cosies' which made ideal sun-traps and angling sites.

Gorleston Pier. Photo: Gould/Archant

Gorleston Pier. Photo: Gould/Archant - Credit: Gould.

4. Gorleston Pier. The date is unknown but do you recognise any of the fishermen?

Gorleston Pool in June, 1965. Photo: Archant library

Gorleston Pool in June, 1965. Photo: Archant library - Credit: EDP Library.

5. A quiet Gorleston Pool in June of 1965.

Gorleston bend in 1957. Photo: Gould/Archant

Gorleston bend in 1957. Photo: Gould/Archant - Credit: Gould.


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6. Taken in 1957 is the September scene at Gorleston bend.

The Brush Quay Lighthouse at Gorleston on the 30th of April, 1956
. Photo: Gould/Archant

The Brush Quay Lighthouse at Gorleston on the 30th of April, 1956 . Photo: Gould/Archant

7. Yarmouth Port and Haven Commissioners have been told that the top structure of the Brush Quay Lighthouse at Gorleston is in serious condition.

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The lighthouse was built around 1878. The Commissioneres have called for a report on the cost of a modern type light mast and the demolition of the lighthouse. Dated 30th April, 1956.

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

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