Historic Photo Gallery

Cows from Brooklands Farm

Opening of the Institute 1908. The site is now the church car park.

Opening of the Institute 1908. The site is now the church car park.

A. R. Steward Boots & Shoes, Gordon House, High Street

Harold Barker shoe menders shop 1920’s. H. Clarke & Co. Estate Agents, Ellen Spurgeon butcher all in thatched premises

United Bus Company – c1920. Guaranteed to start but not to arrive!

T. L. Wakelin Estate Agency and Mundesley bookshop – c1905

George Twigg watchmaker, Amber seller and Estate Agent by Barn Row

A. J. Haggith, Post Office & General Stores, Osborne House

Norton T. Wakelin’s Post Office. Miss Burpit’s school @ Ivy Farm House 1910. N . T. Wakelin was Postmaster over 40 years

Station Road, entrance to coal yard on the right

George E. Frostick, family butcher established 1897

George Frostick on a delivery to Royal Cottages

Alfred Bensley, delivering coal to Royal Cottages

R. Burton bakery, Marlborough House – c1930, note Policeman on point duty

Melbourne House, Alfred Larter, staff and delivery van – c1930

Cromer Road 1925. Arthur Perry boot and shoe repairer on the right

Mundesley Garage


Arthur Twigg’s milk delivery van, with Hazel at the wheel

Jacob Allen with daughter Olive in Webster & Bell delivery van

Brook Cottage – Emma Rudram’s shop – c1925

Bathing Machine

Brick Kilns – c1910

The Grand Hotel – c1920

The Continental Hotel – c1950

All Saints Church – c1900

All Saints Church – c1905

Signal Box at Mundesley Station, signalman Mr. Hewitt

Mundesley Station (1898-1964). Three 600ft platforms with through trains to Cromer (1906-1953). Five holiday camping coaches on right of picture

Mundesley Station, last train leaves on up side of the line 3rd October 1964

Bus Station, Cromer Road – c1950

Townend, showing The Manor Hotel stairway to private promenade on the beach

The Manor Hotel, Beach Road

War Weapons Week during 1939-45 war

High Street, front of Gold Park – c1950.

Townend 1897, R. Burton baker and a performing bear. Melbourne House and Methodist Church under construction in the background.

Ship Hotel – c1910.

Lifeboat Inn (Hotel) – c1914.

The Dell showing wartime defences and former offshore lifeboat house. The Lifeboat was removed 1895.

Cliff and beach looking east – c1900.

Mill Pond and Water Mill – c1905.

Fire brigade pumping out following the 1953 floods

Cliff and beach looking east c1900.

Cliff and beach looking east c1900.

The Dell showing wartime defences and former offshore lifeboat house. Lifeboat removed 1895.

The Dell showing wartime defences and former offshore lifeboat house. Lifeboat removed 1895.

Lifeboat Inn (Hotel) c1914.

Lifeboat Inn (Hotel) c1914.

Ship Hotel gangway to the beach c1914.

Ship Hotel gangway to the beach c1914.

Ship Hotel c1910.

Ship Hotel c1910.

Graham House, Beach Road

Graham House, Beach Road

15 Responses to Historic Photo Gallery

  1. Roger Bean says:

    Excellent set of photos well laid out and very interesting,I live in Walcott and research/and archive its history,would like help in setting up a similar site.

    • mundesleyvisitoradvice says:

      Thank you for your comments.
      Sorry but I am not able to offer any assistance my spare time is taken with the Visitor Centre.

  2. terry jones says:


  3. Pauline Nearney says:

    Absolutely wonderful to see.

  4. Geoff King says:

    It’s great to see these photos of the past and its sad to think what these modern times have done to this beautifully village

    • mundesleyvisitoradvice says:

      Yes, times move on, Mundesley is still a great place to visit and live.

      • Dorothy Millard says:

        It’s nothing like it was…it has been completely spoilt, as modern times, buildings, social changes and corporate greed, encroach on its innocence. I expect this will be removed

  5. John Riley says:

    I lived in mundesley in the mid 1950s and wondered if any one had any photos of the Institute which was situated next to the Coronation hall

  6. obsads says:

    great post , unique and informative. likes

  7. Alan lake says:

    Excellent photos ,I was stationed at the RAF station (Trimmingham) ,for 3 years before I was demobbed, great times ,most welcomed with the people from Mundesley, would be very interested if there was anybody ,with any photos of the old camp,once again great pics .

  8. gordon beckett says:

    The Withers in the lifeboat hotel included Ellen Withers my great great grandmother.

  9. John Hall, (of Clay Cross, Derbyshire) says:

    One of my fondest memories in 1959/60 was the Derbyshire school’s camp in a farmers field close to the village. I was one of a large group of 13 yr old schoolchildren arriving in a specially chartered special steam train at Mundesley Station and as we walked to the camp field, along a lane, I seem to remember a large white building (possibly a mill or a farm building).
    I wonder what it all looks like today ??

  10. Mark Harris says:

    Seeing the photo of the soldiers in front of the Lifeboat Inn made me wonder about evidence of the army at Mundesley during ww1. My grandfather spent a lot of time there with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

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