Thursday, 20 August 2009

Great Yarmouth (2)

Until the arrival of the railway Great Yarmouth was mainly a busy port and fishing town. Steam locomotion at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries brought the tourist trade to the promenade.

The promenade is over a mile long; boasting two piers and a number of other attractions, including a Sea Life Centre and Model Village. For those who can't face the walk their is a motorised train or horse drawn carriages travelling the length of the sea front.

Below are some fine examples of Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian architecture, mostly with some modern additions tacked on the front!

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