Sunday, 31 January 2010

Gone fishing: Great Yarmouth's boom years

TAKE a closer look at this picture from Great Yarmouth Port Authority which I came across on the Our Great Yarmouth website. Look carefully and you can spot at least 100 fishing smacks moored on either side of the Yare - they're five a side on the Gorleston bank. When was it taken? I'm guessing the 1940s; clearly well before the herring industry came to such a spectacular end in the 1950s and 1960s.

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