Picture Gallery: A look back to scenes and people of Great Yarmouth in 1955
PUBLISHED: 12:12 03 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:16 03 February 2018
A yacht stuck at the Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth, September 1955. Plate P6686
Here’s a selection of archive pictures from our library.
Haven Bridge at Great Yarmouth.
On the roundabout two signs can be seen, directions for Vauxhall Station and Southtown Station (closed in 1970 and demolished in 1977).
Dated December 1955
They show scenes of bygone days in Great Yarmouth, the heyday of the herring industry, and a growing tourism destination.
All of the photographs were taken by staff members of the Great Yarmouth Mercury in 1955.
Fishing boat PD259 leaving Great Yarmouth harbour in 1955.
Plate p8776 Herring
Fishermen gathering net on the dockside
in Great Yarmouth in 1955.
Plate p8775 The crowning of Great Yarmouth's Queen and Princess in September 1955. Plate P6687 Surveyors working at Breydon Water, Great Yarmouth, September 1955. Plate P5843 A dancer coming out of a giant Easter egg at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome. The event was sponsored by Palmers in April 1955. Plate P4604 Great Yarmouth's South Denes and Pleasure Beach pictured from Nelson's Monument in June 1955. Plate P4564 The Wellesley Road recreation ground with the Imperial Hotel in the background. Dated April 1955. Plate P4431 St George's Chapel at the junction of King Street with Yarmouth Way which was under construction, dated February 1955. Plate P4138 Winter snow scene in Great Yarmouth, February 1955. Plate P4125 The Great Yarmouth fencing team pictured in January 1955. Plate P2867 The former Middlegate Street area in 1955 after postwar reconstruction.
Picture: MERCURY LIBRARY