Hemsby, Norfolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Hemsby and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

1st Meeting

Where we first met

A memory of Hemsby by Yvette Renforth

Holidays In Hemsby

In 1950 my family started staying at Hemsby for a holiday each year. Would you believe that in those days you couldnt even buy a bag of chips. There was a small amusement arcade in Beach Road and a few machines at the tea rooms on the beach. In fact the only take away food was from the cockle stall opposite the Lacons Arms. ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemsby by Roy Webster

Hemsby Illuminated Cottage Garden

I have many happy memories of going on holiday to Hemsby in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I remember we used to stay on the sand dunes in a wooden chalet-type building with no running water and an outside toilet, how times have changed. The one I thing do remember is a cottage with illuminated ornaments in ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemsby by Mark Allen