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 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

Granddads Donkeys

I was most surprised to see my late grandfather William Mannall and possibly my uncle Paul with granddads donkeys ,which he had for many years on the beach at Hemsby and also later at Newport (uncle Paul). I had many gratis rides to encourage others and used to help with the tack and grooming. All in all I had many happy days ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemsby by Don Bullen

A Lovely Memory.

I remember well my time at Hemsby.Paul Alden rented Cosy Car from his Aunt Margaret,This would be 1970.We also had our honeymoon there.the weather was lovely in September1970.When we had our daughter we all enjoyed our walks,and the beach.Aunt Lorna Engledow,and Paul's mum Joyce visited us,sadly they have both passed away.Strange ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemsby by mrsfusspot60