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Answering some of my own questions:

The JETTY (Jettée) was first erected in 1560. It was rebuilt in 1701 and in 1767 was much damaged by a "raging sea." In 1791 it was nearly swept away by an extraordinary high tide. It is depicted by Butcher with a crane at the east end to facilitate the lauding of goods; and it had then no side rails. In 1805 the Jetty was nearly destroyed in a storm; and being then indispensible to the ships of war constantly riding in Yarmouth Roads, an almost entirely new structure was erected at a cost of £5,000 and rails were then added. It was lengthened 60 feet in 1846; and the sea continuing to recede and the sand to accumulate, it was again lengthened 60 feet in 1870. The platform at the west end has for a considerable extent been removed. The Jetty was formerly maintained by the Haven Commissioners; but by the last Haven Act that burthen has been shifted to the Town Council. Before the erection of the Wellington and Britannia Piers and the construction of the Marine Parade the Jetty was the only promenade over or near the sea.

From: The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, with Gorleston and Southtown - Vol. 3 (1875) by Charles John Palmer.

Engraving: Jetty and Roads Gt Yarmouth

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From my own point of view, and my money isn't being personally used in any future restoration, and seeing as the current structure is relatively modern, in my opinion, a suitable historic plaque would suffice.

Someone else's opinion may well differ to my own, so your comments would be appreciated.


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As Mil stated, a nice monument or marker might be a better option, unless they can raise enough to make it a working jetty again. I'm not sure how practical that would be. Once it is repaired/rebuilt it would need a fairly large volunteer force to care for it and raise money for future repairs.

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...... an update on the jetty.



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Nelson's sarcophagus

According to the Wikipedia article on Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the impressive black sarcophagus containing Lord Nelson's body at St. Paul's was originally made for Wolsey. However by the time that Wolsey died in 1530 he was in severe disfavor of Henry VIII. Henry had Wolsey buried without a monument. Since Nelson died in 1805, does anyone know where the sarcophagus was for 275 years?





This was mentioned in Sunday's Seven Ages of Britain. Part 5.


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Some timein the 1520,s Thomas Wolsey a Canon at St Georges from 1511-1514 had been granted the small chapel,now the Albert Memorial Chapel for his future burial.In 1524 he commissioned the great Italian renaissance sculptor Benedetto da Ravenzanno to construct a magnificient tomb.Work was well underway by the time of Wolseys fall in 1529 & the marble base ,pillars & statues were immediately appropriated by the King.Henry V111 lost no time in having it redisigned,but it remained unfinished at his death in 1547.Edward V1,Mary & Elizabeth considered completing it,but it was still in pieces in 1648 when the metalwork was sold by the commonwealth to pay for garrisoning Windsor Castle,two nine foot high bronze candlesticks ended up in St Bavans Cathedral ,Ghent,replicas of which now stand by the high alter in St Georges.The black touchstone sarcophagus,which remained at Windsor,was transferred in about 1808 to St Pauls Cathedral to form part of Admiral Nelson,s funerary monument.


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I've just been listening to a discussion about this subject on BBC Radio Norfolk where it was said that the structure itself dates from the 1950's but on the site where Nelson landed in 1801.

There are still attempts to save it. Info here from the GY Mercury and and another photograph here and further information



.... the latest news of the above-mentioned jetty. Read here.

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...the latest mention of the jetty.

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From The Great Yarmouth Mercury: the jetty is to be demolished.

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...... from the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth...new exhibits.

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...... from the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth...new exhibits.


I thought that the newspaper reporter's write-up was a bit lurid, but it is good to see the Nelson Museum getting some publicity. I have always liked it, and it has a very good location in Great Yarmouth. When did it change its name? I still have it listed as the "Norfolk Nelson Museum".

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From the Great Yarmouth Nelson Museum: Nelson's love letters.

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Volunteers needed at the Norfolk Nelson Museum.

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The jetty at GY is to demolished: latest news here.

Shame really, but it really is in a decrepit state. I had a look at it when I was in Yarmouth for the Maritime Festival a couple of months ago.

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I see they went ahead with the demolition:
Great Yarmouth jetty used by Lord Nelson demolished

The headline is a little misleading, though, isn't it?

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