Post a thread

Post a report or anything else to the forums

See latest posts

Latest posts across the community

Contact Staff

Our team are here to help if needed

Great Britain Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth - September 2018

AndyK!

Forum Admin
Staff member
Forum admin
Joined
Mar 17, 2013
Messages
1,629
Reaction score
1,464
Points
113
Location
Grimsby, UK
Great Yarmouth, or more accurately just Yarmouth is a typically tacky seaside town with mile upon mile of the stereotypical kind of tat and tasteless amusement arcades you only find on the shorelines of England. The kind of establishments that have lightweight wooden chairs that only the elderly find comfortable. If you ever get the chance to visit, politely decline at all costs! We had the misfortune of accidentally finding ourselves at a lose end in the area, the terrible weather on that drab Sunday morning only added to the misery, but the Winter Gardens, by its very nature, provided a nice bit of shelter from the pouring rain and anorak-clad diehard candyfloss eaters... A relic from the heyday of the English beach holiday, it is one of the few remaining places along the seafront to retain any of the Victorian charm that (probably) once adorned the town. It's basically just a big conservatory, so don't get excited! It has a bit of ok-ish ironwork and that's about it. But, if you like wearing wigs, climbing on shit and getting inside stuff that you're not supposed to go in, then this place is lots of fun, a satisfying playground for those of us who, to quote Leicestershire Police, have "anti-social" tendencies.

Visited with @SpiderMonkey, Brewtal and a crazy lady named Jane!

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-24.jpg


I'm sure they are so proud to have this mess in such a prominent position on their seafront

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-25.jpg

Over the hoarding is even worse

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-1.jpg

Inside is a bit better, if you're a fan of lightweight wooden chairs that only the elderly find comfortable.

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-2.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-5.jpg

Dick!

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-6.jpg

I bet the old dears loved this tropical island of seats. "Ohh look Dorris, let's sit under the palm trees. I've never been abroad"

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-7.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-8.jpg

It felt just like a real jungle

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-9.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-17.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-13.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-10.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-19.jpg

Surely not comfortable? They don't look old enough.

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-12.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-16.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-21.jpg

Beep Dop Bappabop (that's robot speak for "Hey there, let me cup your balls")

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-22.jpg


winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-23.jpg

Of course there's a bistro!

winter-gardens-great-yarmouth-14.jpg


Right, fuck this shit.... Fun time!

IMG_20180923_084955.jpg


IMG_20180923_095906.jpg


IMG_20180923_112441.jpg


IMG_20180923_103223.jpg

Not bad for 20p!

On that note it was time to find somewhere worth visiting... But even the KFC had lightweight wooden bloody chairs that only the elderly find comfortable.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Andy

Moderator
Staff member
Forum moderator
Joined
Oct 16, 2014
Messages
3,110
Reaction score
1,861
Points
113
Location
Worms / Germany
Website
www.Ruinenland.de
The architecture is fantastic!

Mmh, I actually like black hair - but you two definitely look better without the mop ... ;)  

 

Urbexbandoned

Full Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2014
Messages
2,692
Reaction score
956
Points
113
Location
Lincoln
As a frequent visitor to Great Yarmouth as a child, this is somewhere I remember quite a lot. It always dominated the sea front. As ugly as it is, it really does have some really beautiful iron work inside. If I recall I went ice skating here as a child (I could be wrong but pretty sure) during one of the winter stays visiting my grandparents. Nice to see though (y)

:comp  

 
Last edited by a moderator:

Dubbed Navigator

Webmaster
Staff member
Webmaster
Joined
Aug 17, 2015
Messages
1,958
Reaction score
582
Points
113
Location
Leicestershire
The architecture is great, but I reckon it looked a lot better back in the day.

Back in the day when they empoloyed a window cleaner that is....!

 

coolboyslim

Old school (m8ty)
Joined
Aug 17, 2015
Messages
745
Reaction score
461
Points
63
Location
Manchester
Omg fucking epic fun. With you inside them con merchant grabbers at least it's a guaranteed win lmfao. Epic stuff.

 

Andy

Moderator
Staff member
Forum moderator
Joined
Oct 16, 2014
Messages
3,110
Reaction score
1,861
Points
113
Location
Worms / Germany
Website
www.Ruinenland.de
IMG_20180923_103223.jpg

Not bad for 20p!
 ​

Hmm, the prizes to be won are seemingly becoming more and more shabby and unsightly. Obviously inferior quality - So no wonder nobody wanted to fish them out ...  :4_joy:   :mrgreen:

Ok, no ... in reality, of course, you would be the main prize ...  ;)   :9_innocent:

 
Last edited by a moderator:
Top