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"A society for people interested in exploring, researching and preserving the history and archaeology of Great Yarmouth "

The Great Yarmouth Branch of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society was founded on 24th January 1888 as a charitable organisation for people to meet, discuss and share their interest in heritage, history and archaeology.  In February 1953, members sought independence and became the Great Yarmouth and District Archaeological Society.


In May 2009, in order to reflect members' changing interests, the Society's name was changed to the Great Yarmouth Local History and Archaeological Society.

Today, GYLHAS continues to thrive as members meet to enjoy a lively talks programme, slide shows, regular excursions, research and, of course, to share their interest in heritage, history and archaeology. 

2023 Excursion to Leiston Long Shop & Framlingham

Next Meeting - October 20th, 7.30pm at Christchurch

19th Century Industrial Activity in Norfolk & its Market Towns. Local manufacturing and trade in this county over the past two centuries

Adrian O’Dell: Historian & Researcher

All Welcome

Blue Plaques

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GYLHAS has launched a new Interactive Blue Plaque website and series of  walks click here  to find out more
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Our club for younger members meets monthly and is free to join. Click here to find out more

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