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Roll up, roll up, for a story about the greatest show on earth – well, Great Yamouth… the story of the world famous Hippodrome Circus! Built in 1903 by the legendary showman George Gilbert, the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome was one of many purpose-built circus buildings put up around the country at a time when circuses were the number one form of entertainment. There were six in Great Yarmouth alone, ...

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 ...

“I’m booooooooored….” It’s a common refrain from the younger members of the family – even on holiday. Even building the best sandcastle for miles, finding something ‘enormous and scary’ in a rockpool and jumping over the waves can get tiresome after a while. So it’s everyone in the car for a day out. Here at Winterton we are spoiled for choice for places to take the little (and not so little) ones...