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Over the past 20 years or so, artworks have appeared out of the blue on walls, streets and bridges all around the world. At first nobody knew who was responsible. Then a mysterious artist known only as Banksy claimed responsibility and the hunt was on to discover his identity. There has been lots of speculation over who he is but as yet, nobody has cracked it – and if they have, none of the sugges...

After three months in lockdown, we are excited to be re-opening our cottages from tomorrow 4th July. We’ve been working hard to introduce new measures to make our properties safe for guests, cottage owners and staff whilst retaining the enjoyment of your holiday. Our New Cleaning Regimes The cleanliness of our properties has always been important to us, and all our cottage owners and their cleanin...

The First World War had not long ended, jobs were in short supply and men needed work. The country embarked on a programme of building parks and other attractions, cheering up the country in difficult times and providing paid employment for hundreds of thousands of people. Gt Yarmouth was no exception to this, and in the 1920s work began on public pleasure gardens, a bowling green, yachting ponds ...

Nowadays, visitors tend to see Great Yarmouth just as a seaside resort. The Pleasure Beach, amusements, theatres and other attractions which make it such a fun place for a holiday. But there are many stories and events from long before the bright lights were first turned on along the Golden Mile – things many visitors (and even locals) don’t know. The town of Great Yarmouth was built on a three mi...

It’s nearly St Valentine’s Day – and while today we might dismiss it as a marketing gimmick, it has always been a very big thing in Norfolk. In Victorian times, people could spend as much money on February 14 as they did at Christmas. As well as buying sweets for their sweets, people would walk through their villages with bags of ‘love tokens’ to give away to others that they met on the way.    An...