National Postcard Week

This week is National Postcard Week.


A Great Yarmouth Postcard by Jarrold & Sons Ltd. Posted from Norwich to Amsterdam on the 16th April 1986
A Great Yarmouth Postcard by Jarrold & Sons Ltd. Posted from Norwich to Amsterdam on the 16th April 1986

The postcard above shows the Pleasure Beach Gardens on the left-hand side of the card. At that time they were known as Nelson Gardens.


Nelson Gardens Great Yarmouth postcard. A Sapphire Card. Postally used 23 July 1980
Nelson Gardens Great Yarmouth postcard. A Sapphire Card. Postally used 23 July 1980

Stepping back in time for a look at minigolf in Great Yarmouth in the 1920s.


This old minigolf postcard, from Richard Gottfried's collection, shows the Putting Green on Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and was sent to Hayes, Middlesex on the 11th November 1927.

Putting Green, Great Yarmouth Postcard. Sent on 11 November 1927
Putting Green, Great Yarmouth Postcard. Sent on 11 November 1927

You can see the Hippodrome in the left of the image and this building is still standing and is the Hippodrome Circus on St George's Road. If you visit now you'll find a row of buildings in front of the Hippodrome itself!

You will also find that there is still a minigolf course on the same spot as the Putting Green. Now called Castaway Island Adventure Golf the site was an Arnold Palmer Putting Course for many years before that too.

The Big Mini Golf Tour 2022

Miniature golf courses across the Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area have come together to promote the game.

Players can enter the Big Mini Golf Tour prize draw after playing a round at one or more of the participating courses in Hemsby, Clippesby, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea.

The four-month event highlighting miniature golf courses across the Greater Yarmouth area tees-off on National Miniature Golf Day, Saturday 14th May 2022 and runs until Miniature Golf Day on Wednesday 21st September 2022.

Funding from Visit Great Yarmouth/GYTABIA has helped to bring you the ‘Big Mini Golf Tour’. Visit Great Yarmouth/GYTABIA uses money raised from a business improvement district levy which is designed to raise the profile of the area, increase the number of people visiting and staying, improve the visitor experience and increase repeat visits, encourage people to stay longer and to visit more attractions and to provide incentives and opportunities to spend more in local businesses. Head to the Visit Great Yarmouth/Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area website for further information.

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