Great Yarmouth History

World War 1

The Histories of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea have been and will always be inextricably linked. Sitting as they do at the mouth of the River Yare they have provided a first line of defence against any would be invaders from the North Sea for over a thousand years.

In the First World War the town was shelled from the Yarmouth Roads by the German Grand Fleet. Zeppelin airships also made the short journey across the North Sea to bomb the town.