The Beach, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

The Beach, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Photograph taken 1860s © Historic England Archive ref: BB83/04754

This photograph shows boys with donkeys on the beach in the foreground and the Public Sea Water Baths in the background. The baths were one of the earliest 'seaside' attractions in Great Yarmouth. They were where wealthy visitors would go to bath in sea water, which was thought to be healthy for you, rather than actually venture into the sea. Inside the baths were divided in to male and female areas to maintain the Victorian sense of modesty.

Location

Norfolk Great Yarmouth

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

boy seaside beach donkey