Travel back in time through Norfolk in these six fascinating videos

Just some of the pictures used in James' videos. Facebook/James Fox

Just some of the pictures used in James' videos. Facebook/James Fox - Credit: Archant

James Fox, an artist from Aylsham, has created a number of videos which morph modern day images of Norfolk towns to those taken hundreds of years ago. The time-travelling videos have received thousands of views on Facebook. Here we take a look at some of our favourites:

James Fox. Picture: SUBMITTED

James Fox. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

•Norwich: The market acts as the focal point in this video and the images take you back as far as 1788, showing the everyday life of the market traders in the 18th century.

The video also shows the market bombed out in the Second World War and the construction of The Forum in the distance. Mr Fox said of this piece of work: 'When I did the Norwich video the market had to be the centre of it as there are so many different pictures and paintings of it.'

•Cromer: The seaside town morphs between the 1900s and the present day as the pier and town centre change before your very eyes.


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The pier appears much the same today as it did at the beginning of the 20th century with the addition of the theatre and entrance at the front.

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•Dereham: Market Place changes from a shopping hub in 2015 with national chains on the high street back to the 1900s which paints a very different picture.

The building where Poundland is today was a hotel at the turn of the century and the cars are replaced by horse and carriages.

•Holt: Other then the addition of cars and the changing businesses, Holt's Market Place looks very much the same as it did over a hundred years ago.

The Victorian buildings remain today and unlike other places in the county, modern buildings have not been erected in the town centre, leaving the town looking very much unchanged in the video.

•Sheringham: This video takes you on a journey through time along the promenade and across the cliff top. The most notable absence in the modern day is The Grand Hotel which is shown on West Cliff in a photograph from 1914 next to The Burlington Hotel. The later remains but there is now empty ground where the Victorian Grand Hotel used to stand.

And gone are the days of beach huts of the 1920s on the beach. Concern of costal erosion is shown in the modern images with the addition of groynes.

•Aylsham: A modern Market Place view, showing the town hall, morphs to the same scene in 1918 where soldiers stand with military equipment.

A similar image of market place in used from 2014 outside the Break charity shop before images of soldiers lining up on the street at the start of the First World War is eerily imposed on the road.

•To see more of Mr Fox's work visit The Time Travel Artist Facebook page.

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