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History of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles east of Norwich.

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  • 1551 - Great Yarmouth's first grammar school was founded.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1554 - There was an outbreak of plague in Yarmouth.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1579 - Yarmouth was again struck by the plague.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1596 - The Elizabethan House was built in Great Yarmouth

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1633 - “Elizabeth Bonaventure” departs Great Yarmouth and settles Bare Cove (America)

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

  • 1642 - At the outbreak of the Civil War, Yarmouth was garrisoned for Parliament.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1644 - Sixteen alleged witches were burnt at Yarmouth.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1664 - There was another outbreak of plague in Yarmouth.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1702 - The Fishermen's Hospital, in the market place, was founded for 20 decayed fishermen.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • Thrigby Hall near Great Yarmouth was built in 1736 by Joshua Smith Esquire.

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  • 1759 - A bath house was built with hot and cold sea-water baths. It was converted into a hotel in the 19th century.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Britannia Pier
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  • 1821 - A suspension bridge was built across the River Bure at a cost of £4,000. It collapsed in 1845.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1845 - The suspension bridge built in 1821 collapsed under the weight of a crowd. 400 people were thrown into the river Bure with 79 being drowned.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Town Hall and Quay
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  • 1551 - Great Yarmouth's first grammar school was founded.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1554 - There was an outbreak of plague in Yarmouth.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1579 - Yarmouth was again struck by the plague.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1596 - The Elizabethan House was built in Great Yarmouth

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1633 - “Elizabeth Bonaventure” departs Great Yarmouth and settles Bare Cove (America)

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/
  • 1642 - At the outbreak of the Civil War, Yarmouth was garrisoned for Parliament.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1644 - Sixteen alleged witches were burnt at Yarmouth.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1664 - There was another outbreak of plague in Yarmouth.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1702 - The Fishermen's Hospital, in the market place, was founded for 20 decayed fishermen.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • Thrigby Hall near Great Yarmouth was built in 1736 by Joshua Smith Esquire.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1759 - A bath house was built with hot and cold sea-water baths. It was converted into a hotel in the 19th century.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1821 - A suspension bridge was built across the River Bure at a cost of £4,000. It collapsed in 1845.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1845 - The suspension bridge built in 1821 collapsed under the weight of a crowd. 400 people were thrown into the river Bure with 79 being drowned.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

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