Take a journey through Great Yarmouth in the 1980s

Yarmouth in the 80s - Pleasure BeachCrowds flock to the Pleasure Beach at Great Yarmouth.Dated Se

Yarmouth in the 80s - Pleasure BeachCrowds flock to the Pleasure Beach at Great Yarmouth.Dated September 1980 Photograph C9609 - Credit: Archant

Do you remember what Great Yarmouth looked like in the 1980s? Take a journey back in time with these photos of the town.

It's been more than 30 years since these photos of Great Yarmouth were taken, but for many it will seem like only yesterday.

The shots in the gallery above were all taken between 1980 and 1989 and depict various parts of the town, such as the seafront, Regent Road and King Street.

The differences between then and now are clear, from the shops that line both the Victoria Arcade and Market Gates Shopping Centre, including David Mobbs Sports Outfitters, Dixons which used to sell white goods and Van Allan which sold ladies fashion in the 70s and 80s, to the rides at the Pleasure Beach such as The Jules Verne Orbinaut and the Super Jets which no longer exist there.

Also featured in the gallery is an image of Regent Road being pedestrianised back in June 1985 by placing heavy objects in the road to prevent vehicles from driving down it and a picture of the old Debenhams department store which closed in 1985 but had been trading in King Street and Regent Street since 1869.


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