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This page was added by Sarah Woods on 25/04/2008.
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OMG!! This has made my day!! The whole family used to go to Gt Yarmouth every year for a fortnight, and we stayed at the Ladbrokes Holiday camp on the South Denes. As a child, this along with the massive (as I thought) Pleasure Beach, was my favorite place on earth! We used to walk past this every night on our way up onto the main drag and back again when it was time for bed. I used to pray to live there all year round, then in 1998, my dream sort of came true, I now live in Bury St Edmunds, which is 50 miles or so outside of Gt Yarmouth, so when I returned, many years later, I became very emotional, and had to spend a few mins by myself! I think it was the fact that the family had all grown up, or sadly passed. Recently, the seafront has taken on a more modern twist, which looks clean and new, but it doesn't compare to the childhood memories of yesteryear that are still in my head!! Its still one of my favorite places on the planet, even if it is in a little Norfolk seaside town, its Great, Gt Yarmouth xxxx

By karen Battersby
On 01/09/2008

This takes me back. Our family used to spend the main two weeks of the summer holidays at Great Yarmouth.

We stayed at the Silver Sands caravan park in Caister (now Caister Beach Haven Holidays). I remember my Dad driving the car along Regent Road from the market area towards Britannia Pier. This was always the sight I would see.

Great memories of great holidays in the 60's and early 70's. I still visit Great Yarmouth now and would estimate I have been in excess of 50 times. I often stroll along Marine Parade and think back to the good old days.

By Lee Rhodes West Mids
On 04/03/2010

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