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Nelson's Column[edit]

Nelson's column in Trafalgar Square was completed in 1843, so how could his memorial in Yarmouth, built in 1819, be designed to face it?

Dennis Kennedy

Splitting of Church of St Nicholas[edit]

I think the church should have it's own article as it is becoming a larger section and less relevant to the town's article as a whole Gingerblokey 13:51, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Great Yarmouth, Nelson Norfolk Pillar (column)[edit]

The above comment is correct. The statue of Britannia faces to the north-west and is generally assumed to have been put up in that direction to face Nelson's Norfolk birth-place at Burnham Thorpe. I am sorry to say that I reckon the article to have a number of factual errors and significant expression of a number of POVs as it now stands.

NPOV notice[edit]

As stated earlier, several areas of the article are NPOV, and others need cleanup. Feel free to remove the notice once the necessary work has been done. --Amigadave 14:14, 2005 Jun 18 (UTC)

Cerdic of Wessex[edit]

No mention in page on Cerdic that he landed in Norfolk, rather it says he landed in Hants, which would suggest Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.--Philbarker 16:33, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Formatting problem[edit]

The box containing the notice about 'Time and Tide' museum does not wrap the text correctly, causing the page to scroll some distance to the right. I do not know how to fix this problem. fluoronaut 08:37, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

In addition, the notice does not really make grammatical sense, and I can't particularly see a reason for making it stand out in comparison to the other sights in Great Yarmouth. But I may have missed a crucial point about it! fluoronaut

Hopefully fixed. I don't know whether it makes sense though , that would need someone who knows Great Yarmouth ! Velela 21:12, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Church of St. Nicholas[edit]

I've removed - at least for now - the reference to this church being the largest parish church in England. No source is quoted. I couldn't comment on its position in the absolute size stakes, but I've visited the church and it certainly isn't as big as, say, Boston Stump (St. Botolph's) which is also a parish church. Bedesboy 22:31, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

As the town augmented in population and wealth, so did the church of St. Nicholas increase in size, until it became, as it now is, the largest Parish church in the kingdom. (It covers more ground; measuring in length 230 feet, by 108 feet in breadth. Its internal superficial area is 238085 feet, whilst the areas of its nearest rivals are as follows: -
  • St. Michael......... Coventry.........23,080.
  • St. Botolph ...…..Boston............22,270.
  • St. Nicholas .…...Newcastle ..... 20,110.
  • Holy Trinity ...…..Hull..........…...20,036.
  • Holy Trinity .…....Southwark ..…18,200.
  • 4,000 persons can be accommodated on the floor of St. Nicholas' church.)
[I'll check reference and add suitable text to article and ref, when I get the chance, unless someone else does first]--Philbarker 22:06, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Town walls[edit]

I surprised that nobody has mentioned the town walls. In one or two places they look as if they are in their original condition. I've been to many UK towns and cities, and the walls are at least the tallest and to my mind the most impressive that I've seen.

I think they are medieaval and put up to deter pirates from Germany. I remember reading somewhere that a woman author wrote a historical novel about them. But that seems to be all that is known about them - when you go to GY there's nothing available about them. The museum in one of the towers was closed on two visits months apart when it was suppossed to be open.

Why were they built Who built them?

They could be fascinating if more was available to the public about them. They could offer an insight into mediaeval times when people, presumebly, lived in walled towns in fear of raiders.

I dont think anyone mentions the birthplace of Anna Sewell (?) author of Black Beauty either.

Hippodrome Circus[edit]

I know nothing of Great Yarmouth, never having been there, but in the course of putting together another article I came across references to the Hippodrome Circus. Surely this deserves a mention in this article? Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:18, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Notable people - Nelson[edit]

Nelson was recently removed from the article as not having a sufficiently strong connection. Not only was he awarded the Freedom of Great Yarmouth, but there is also a Nelson's Column in the town. IMHO, this gives more than enough of a connection to warrant his listing here. Mjroots (talk) 12:45, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Nelson was also had Freedom of London and there is are monuments in Edinburgh and Liverpool (and formerly in Dublin). While the section is headed "Notable people includes those born or living there" in so far as I can see, Nelson was more in the habit of passing through and Nelson himself seems more to have identified himself with Norfolk as a whole (and vice versa). The monument and Nelson are not absent from the article being mentioned in more detail higher up. GraemeLeggett (talk) 13:39, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

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Hanseatic League[edit]

Wasn't Great Yarmouth a member of the mediaeval trading alliance? Culloty82 (talk) 18:19, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Venetian Waterways[edit]

There was a piece in the Grauniad- so it seems worth including-a lot more can be written.--ClemRutter (talk) 12:36, 17 August 2019 (UTC)