GREAT YARMOUTH ARMISTICE TRAIL
BWF PT No 284 -
Walk Organiser: John Blyth, 25 Blackcross Road, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP4 7XH.
Walk Fee: £1.00
Start: White Swan Public House, 1 North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1PU [Map reference: TG 522082]
NB: The White Swan is currently up for sale. The carpark is still currently useable.
If the carpark is closed on your visit, please use the carpark at Asda -
Public Transport: Vauxhall Railway Station, Acle New Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 1SD
– Leave Station by front exit. Bear Right across main carpark to reach pedestrian
crossing. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and pass through a smaller car
park to reach a footbridge over the River Bure. Follow the footpath until it joins
Leave the pub car park and head towards the river wall. At the wall, turn left and
follow the pavement to the underpass on your left. Exit the underpass and take the
next right to pass through the second underpass and follow Fullers Hill towards the
roundabout. At the roundabout, turn left on to North Quay passing Aldi on your left.
Continue to follow the North Quay passing Brewery Street. Just before the Conge on
your left, use the pedestrian crossing to cross to the other side of the road. Turn
left and continue in the same direction. until you reach Hall Quay beside the Haven
Bridge. Cross to the other side of the road using the pedestrian crossing keeping
the river on your right. Walk along the Historic South Quay with the river on your
right. The harbour was a WW1 submarine base. (See Note 1). Proceed to the Historic
South Quay. On the right-
Q1. There is a sign where you would board the boat. Who was the owner?
At the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Yarmouth Way, cross the road and walk up Yarmouth Way towards St Georges Theatre at the top. At the junction with Kings Street, continue ahead over the junction to pass the Christchurch on your left. The road now becomes Alexandra Road. Cross Dene Side and follow Alexandra Road heading in the same direction towards St Georges Park. Enter the park and walk through St Georges Park beside Trafalgar Road on your right. The war memorial is on your left (See Note 1).
Q2. How many steps form the base of the War Memorial?
Exit St George’s Park in the top right-
Q3. What date did the HMS Lutine sail from the Yarmouth Roads?
Continue to proceed in the same direction. (See Note 1). Marine Parade becomes South
Beach Parade after Waterloo Road on your right. (See Note 1). Continue to follow
South Beach Parade heading in the same direction passing: The Sea Life Centre, Wellington
Pier, Merrivale Model Village, and the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. The sea and
the beach remain on your left-
Q4. What appointment was given to James Sharman who served with Nelson at Trafalgar?
From the monument, retrace your steps until you reach the T-
Q5. What does the Blue Plaque at Number 25 Pier Plain Commemorate?
Proceed to the crossroads with York Road and turn left. Pass the Drill House on the
right. Stay on York Road until you reach the T-
Q6. When did Sir Astley Cooper live in the house?
Walk towards the Minster and enter the churchyard via the gates. With the Minster
now in front of you, follow the path that takes you to the right-
Note 1: If you require more information about the history, please contact the route organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org who can send you an extended version.
Route update 27 August 2018
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