Memories of Great Yarmouth
Back in 1976 I moved away from home to work as a photographic salesman at Debenhams in Great Yarmouth. I also helped out at the Norwich branch. I found a 'home from home' at Pavilion Road in Gorleston with a middle-aged couple - Jack and Hilda Kemp. My manager at Debenhams was Tony Wright and both ...Read full memory
This is Row 45, also known as St. John's Head Row after a public house on the south west corner. The pub still exists today. The row ran from North Quay to George Street. The photograph is shown looking towards George Street. The area suffered much damage from air raids in the 2nd world war.
There is a public house on the front right of this photo. If you look closely, you will see it is named "The Rose" and the initials GWJ are above the door. My great-grandfather, George William Jones, owned this pub at the time this photo was taken. George died in 1896 and his wife, Annie Rowell Jones came to America with ...Read full memory
I too had an aunt who lived there. In its time, it has had a house on top of the tower and a house on the wall attached to the left. The house on top by then had disappeared. Through the archway was a line of small cottages with large front gardens. This was known as Adam and Eve's Gardens. I used to ...Read full memory