Ghostly photos show deserted Yarmouth in lockdown
- Credit: Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Copyright: Archant 2021
Photographs have offered a snapshot of what lockdown looks like in Great Yarmouth.
Though out-of-season, pictures of deserted streets and an empty seafront show the continued impact of coronavirus restrictions in the coastal town.
Taken on Thursday, January 21, the images show minimal signs of life: a few people out in the marketplace, the odd couple walking down Regent Road and hardly a soul braving the beach.
Speaking last week Carl Smith, leader of the council, said the majority of residents seemed to be playing their part by only making essential journeys.
He said: "We have seen sharp rises - locally, regionally and nationally - in Covid infection rates in recent weeks, and the government’s response of imposing a nationwide lockdown and raising the alert level highlights that we all must take this very seriously."
Nevertheless, there have been egregious breaches of Covid legislation across Great Yarmouth since lockdown was imposed - with one couple travelling nearly 130 miles to see the seals at Horsey, and another travelling a similar distance for a taste of Scratby fish and chips.