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UK Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth - September 2018

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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!

 

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

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Over the hoarding is even worse

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

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Dick!

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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"

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It felt just like a real jungle

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

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

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Of course there's a bistro!

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

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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.
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The architecture is fantastic!

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

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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 :thumb

 

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On 9/28/2018 at 10:29 PM, AndyK! said:

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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:


 

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