Great Yarmouth Does Yarmouth deserve it's full "Great Yarmouth" title any longer? Tweet Comments Showing 13 of 13 Rich D 9 months, 4 weeks ago Of course it does - its a Great town & hopefully always will be. Annie B 9 months, 4 weeks ago not so sure John N 9 months, 4 weeks ago I know lots of people dislike Great Yarmouth and it does certainly have its bad points, but for me I find the the place a great place to visit as it's so diverse. Pam Dinactive 9 months, 4 weeks ago I read an article about Yarmouth not too long ago and it mentioned that the only reason it's called 'Great' Yarmouth is so that it wasn't confused with Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. If you type just Yarmouth on Google maps, it will bring up Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Glen R 9 months, 3 weeks ago I think we are falling behind and need some big regeneration, especially when it comes to community spirit. Bloaters Bar 9 months, 3 weeks ago We can all play our part in putting the Great back into Yarmouth. we are are proud to say we are Great Yarmouth Rich D 9 months, 3 weeks ago Serious investment is needed to create at least 2000 permanent all year round jobs, something on the lines of mass production like there was years ago with smiths crisps for example - maybe something that can easily be made and exported via the outer harbour ???..As for community spirit, i've mentioned this in another thread on here and in central yarmouth there is a great community spirit....Our local football club Great Yarmouth Town FC (you know, the team nobody bothers to support anymore) is also doing its best to help in building community links and opening its doors to various initiatives including a twice weekly youth club, pensioners club, weekly prize bingo and quizzes & many other things to come.Community spirit is built around social hubs like community centres, sports clubs and of course public houses, its all out there, you just need to take a few steps out of your front door...give it a try, you might enjoy it. Holly H 9 months, 3 weeks ago The Great was only to distinguish it from Little Yarmouth, or Southtown not to mean it was anything special ! Then I think it was used to distinguish Norfolk Yarmouth from the Isel of Wight Yarmouth Holly H 9 months, 3 weeks ago Or even Isle of Wight ! Holly H 9 months, 3 weeks ago Quite right Richard, not just Smiths, Birds Eye, Hartmann, Grouts and other clothes factories,Erie electronics-loads of places which had year round permanent jobs so people had security and could plan their lives. Most jobs gone to China -but our council could have worked harder to get some of them to stay here or to get funding to attract manufacturing instead of tarting up the sea front and the too late outer harbour. And they are such philistines-we have a lovely town, smashing Victorian buildings in the Rows and King Street but they dont seem to make any of the owners look after them, the town is dirty, the permanent market place stinks and is a positive deterrent to shopping. As for bothering about anywhere outside GY and Gorleston, that's a real joke-the villages that were once part of East and West Flegg district councils before being swallowed up by the Borough of GY might be better off being in Broadland or North Norfolk districts. Holly H 9 months, 3 weeks ago Anyone seen the latest.Seachange which gets a chunk of local funding-is planning to make Yarmouth a centre for the circus arts and street art . I do wonder if the money might be better spent on youth clubs, youth workers and all year round facilities for local young people than on self indulgent arts projects for those directly involved in Seachange. Peter G 9 months, 3 weeks ago Didn't Seachange have something to do with that strange thing called "Into the Blue" which was held miles out to sea, so no one could see it. Rich D 9 months, 3 weeks ago I believe they may have Peter G - Quite a few years ago now in the late 90's if my memory serves me right..I think some of it was held in the harbour but not very well attended. Comments are closed. Why not start a new conversation?