Ghost Signs

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Can you help reveal the mysteries of Great Yarmouth's ghost signs?

By Colin Stott

The creators of a new walking trial highlighting history hidden in plain sight are asking for the public’s help in bringing the past to life.

Time and Tide Museum and Great Yarmouth Borough Council have paired up to create a walking trail to introduce residents and visitors to some of the tremendous ’ghost signs’ in the town centre.

 ‘Ghost signs’ are old shop signs and architectural features that have survived despite the use of the buildings changing.

 The trail team want people to share their memories, photographs, and other images to help create a unique downloadable map that the public can then use to explore the historical advertising and signs across the Town Centre.

 Some of the sites the council and museum are hoping to collect memories for include:

• Great Yarmouth General Hospital (Deneside)

• Arnolds Department Store (Regent Street/King Street)

• Slipper Baths (Stonecutters Way)

• Municipal Art School (Nelson Road)

• Regent Theatre / Cinema (Regent Road)

• Lacons Brewery Stores (North Quay)

• Old Post Office, and Telephone Exchange (Hall Quay)

The trail is part of the £2.4m Great Yarmouth High Street Heritage Action Zone project, which puts heritage and the local community at the heart of revitalising the town centre. The High Street Heritage Action Zone is a four-year programme, led by the borough council in partnership with Historic England.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the project, should email

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This page was added by Colin Stott on 04/02/2022.

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