Great Yarmouth 1950s photos by Jack Harrison (born 1938)
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The port was very busy and not just the fishing and timber trades

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Note the train tracks - an absolute menace to cyclists
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I came a huge cropper once when a wheel got caught
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Above - the old and the new.  Horses still being used in 1955 but that was unusual;  that's why I took the photographs.

Amazing examples below of the lax Health and Safety standards in those days.  I was able as a 15 year old to gain access and take photos of dry docks, etc.

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Fellow's Dry Dock employed hundreds of men.  On the dot of 5 pm, hordes would spill out on their bicycles.  I hated driving lessons at that time of day

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The Fish Wharf (above) has scarcely changed in half a century but now that the fishing industry is history, it is busy throughout the year today.
South Quay on the right has lost the distinctive cranes.

Below.  Even into the mid 1950s, there was an occasional Royal Navy presence.  Ship hull cleaning (on right) was very labour-intensive.

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The Gorleston quaysides were in a sorry state in the mid 1950s.  But sensibly river banks were raised and withstood the "near event" in autumn 2007

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