Today I thought I'd share a vintage postcard of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, c.1906. I think in the past I blogged about bandstands and pavilions, and these are great examples of them, both of which still seem to be standing and in active use today.
Great Yarmouth, Wellington Gardens and Pavilion, c.1906
As well as the great view on the front of the postcard, it also has a squared circle postmark from Melton Constable one. I assumed Melton Constable must have been a fairly small place as I'd never heard of it before. A bit of research showed that it had a population of just 518 in 2001 but at its heyday in 1911 had a population of 1,157. Once the junction of 4 railway lines, which is how the village grew, it now has no railway at all and even the station has been recently demolished. On a more positive note however, I have just read that it may be re-opened as part of the Norfolk Orbital railway, which would be great news indeed.
Melton Constable squared circle postmark
As usual 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site