Picture of Yarmouth 

In January 1820, John Preston, Comptroller of His Majesty’s Customs in Great Yarmouth, published The Picture of Yarmouth, an illustrated account of the public establishments in the town. This book became an important historical and cultural reference for Great Yarmouth. His words have resonated down the centuries and the book’s illustrations

have been constantly reproduced in other works and adorn the walls of both homes and hotels in Great Yarmouth even today.

In 2018, the society was successful in its bid to the Heritage Fund to commemorate the bi-centennial of its publication. The Picture of Yarmouth book, published by the society in 2021, is one of the outcomes of that project.

How to Purchase The Picture of Yarmouth: 200 Years of Built Heritage


Hardback edition (RRP £15 + p&p)

paperback edition (RRP £10 + p&p)


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