Palmers Department Store in Great Yarmouth set to celebrate 180th anniversary in style

Palmers Department Store in Great Yarmouth is gearing up for its 180th anniversary.
Picture: Anthon

Palmers Department Store in Great Yarmouth is gearing up for its 180th anniversary. Picture: Anthony Carroll - Credit: Archant

A landmark department store in Great Yarmouth is gearing up to celebrate its 180th anniversary with a major competition.

Palmers Department Store will be celebrating 180 years of business in the town next month with a Win the Window competition and a special party.

The competition will see 180 items from the store placed in a window from Friday, May 5 and customers will be able to guess their combined worth in a competition to win them by filling out a form.

David Howard, managing director at the store, said the combined worth of all the items will be in the thousands of pounds.

The competition will run until May 28.


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The anniversary celebrations will also see a celebration being held at the store on Saturday, May 6 with a visit by the mayor of the borough at 11am. There will be a celebration cake cutting, demonstrations, canapés, beverages and live music.

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