Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

The Winter Gardens were brought to Great Yarmouth in 1903. They were originally built in Torquay between 1878-1881. It was unsuccessful in Torquay but formed a popular visitor attraction in Great Yarmouth after it was purchased by the council for £1300. It was the Council's Surveyor, J W Cockrill, who thought it would be desirable 'to lengthen the season with better class visitors, and on wet days to provide for 2,000 persons under cover'. This photograph shows the flowerbed that ran right around the inside of the building. In front of the rows of seating you can see there is a small stage set out for musicians to play on.


Norfolk Great Yarmouth


Edwardian (1902 - 1913)


seaside garden leisure entertainment tourism