Hemsby, Norfolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Hemsby In The 70s And 80s

We started holidaying in Hemsby in the late 1970s. My parents loved it as we'd always had caravan holidays previously but now we had a chalet!! They always stayed at Belle Aire site. Hemsby was pretty spartan in those ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemsby by Karen Dack

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemsby by Mark Allen

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemsby by Roy Webster