From its ancient origins to its current life as a tourism and entertainment centre, Yarmouth has changed dramatically over the centuries. With som much history just below the surface, it’s no wonder that generations of historians and writers have chosen to write books about Yarmouth.
From its days as a medieval fishing port to its close association with Lord Nelson, Yarmouth has a lot to fire the imagination. With this in mind, we’ve picked out the very best Great Yarmouth books, from Great Yarmouth local history to maps and town guides.
Yarmouth and nearby Gorleston are known for their charming traditional pubs, and Colin Tooke’s Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Pubs (Images of England) is a wonderful chronicle of some of the best. Definitely one of the best Gorleston books to give as a gift.
Colin Tooke continues his stunning photographic tour of Yarmouth with Southtown and Gorleston: At the Mouth of the Yare, which chronicles an underexplored yet fascinating aspect of Yarmouth and Gorleston.
Yarmouth and Gorleston have been transformed over the years thanks to the demands of fishing, commerce and tourism. Frank Meeres’ Yarmouth & Gorleston Through Time is the perfect way to explore the changes that have taken place, and makes a wonderful gift for anyone interested in the history of the area.
Continuing his exploration of Great Yarmouth’s history, Frank Meeres’ Great Yarmouth offers an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of Great Yarmouth. A real must-read for anyone who wants to take a fascinating journey into the past.
Yarmouth is packed with unique sights, and Michael Teun’s Great Yarmouth (Pocket Images) collects over a century’s worth of incredible images. Perfect as a gift or just for your own bookshelf, this is one of the best photographic chronicles of the town.
The herring industry was hugely influential on Great Yarmouth’s evolution, and Colin Tooke’s The Great Yarmouth Herring Industry provides an engrossing history of fishing in Yarmouth, with incredible archive photographs and fascinating personal reflections. An ideal gift for local history enthusiasts or anyone who’s interested in how modern Yarmouth came to be.
Admiral Nelson was born in Yarmouth, and always maintained a close bond with the town, returning whenever he could. Colin tooke continues to delve into the events and personalities of Yarmouth with Great Yarmouth and the Nelson connection, which is the definitive work on the Admiral and his relationship with Great Yarmouth.