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Knitted Great Yarmouth seafront on display

The famous knitted model of Great Yarmouth seafront is now on public display at its "spiritual home" - the Tourist Information Centre along the Golden Mile.

Knitted Gt Yarmouth

Margaret Seaman, aged 90, of Caister-on-Sea, worked every day for about a year to create faithfully in wool the impressive 14ft replica of Marine Parade, inspired by how the resort looked in the 1970s.

Among the landmarks, past and present, forming part of this woollen wonder include Britannia and Wellington Piers, Joyland, the Winter Gardens, Anchor Gardens, the former outdoor Marina theatre, bathing pool and skating rink.

Since its debut display in February at The Forum in Norwich, the model and Margaret have toured various locations raising thousands of pounds for good causes, including the Royal Norfolk Show, Market Gates Shopping Centre and a craft exhibition in Birmingham.

Currently it is on display until the end of July at the Tourist Information Centre, at Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, where she is collecting donations for the Anna Poppy's Army appeal. After returning to Market Gates for August, it will be on display at the Town Hall during the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, on September 7 and 8.

Last modified on 18 July 2019

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