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Fishermans Hospital, Great Yarmouth
Fishermans Hospital, Great Yarmouth - by Chris Mac ©
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Photographer: © Chris Mac (Gallery)(2nd June 2013)
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Fishermans Hospital, Great Yarmouth

This building is known as the Fisherman's Hospital, essentially retirement homes face the Market Square in Great Yarmouth where for many years the fishing industry was very important. It was founded in 1702 by the Corporation of Great Yarmouth. The original intention was for almshouses to provide for what were known as 'decayed' fishermen aged over 60! In the early years some quaint regulations were in force for retired fishermen in residence. If single and wishing to marry, a retiree had to propose his bride-to-be to the governing committee! After 9pm no resident could leave the premises. Indeed this was strictly impossible because the gate was locked and one person only was in possession of the key! Aligned with Classical style pediment, a prominent, hexagonal cupola has a statue of the Apostle Peter to whom the words were spoken: 'I will make you fishers of men' (Matthew 4.19). Other features include Dutch-style gable and a low, tiled roof with several small dormer windows.
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Camera Make: FUJIFILM Model: FinePix S4200
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 5.8 mm, Aperture: f 9, ISO: 64, Exposure time: 1/120 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: April 1, 2013, 2:49 am
ImageID:1175985, Image size: 3216 x 4288 pixels

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Comment by Mike Freeman(3rd June 2013)

Some good shots of Great Yarmouth Chris

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