4 - THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF THE NORTH NORFOLK AREA.

Here you will find digital images of Cromer and the surrounding district. To locate this area on a map click here. The coastal resorts of north Norfolk flourished in the early part of the 20th century due to tourism. Visitors generated income for the local people who supplied accommodation and goods. Unfortunately, there are no longer large numbers of tourists. Many people from the cities now travel abroad for their holidays, due to cheap air fares. However, the economy of the area still flourishes. Norfolk has become an area of relatively high house prices. This is due to some people buying second homes, its closeness to London for commuters and it being the choice of many for retirement.

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Cliff Erosion
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Sea Defences
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Defence Repair
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Cromer
Built using flint
This church in Cromer is typical. It is built out of flint which has been dug from the boulder clay.
Victorian building
The beaches have led to the growth of seaside resorts like Cromer.
Cromer Pier
The advent of cheap rail travel from the industrial towns of Nottinghamshire led to the growth of seaside resorts like Cromer in the early 20th century
Where are the tourists?
Sadly many of the summer visitors now take their holidays abroad with the advent of cheap air travel.
Beautiful beaches
The beaches have been protected but today there are few visitors.
Victorian Hotel
This large Victorian hotel in Cromer now lies largely empty.
Attractive flat countryside
Visitors are likely to value the surrounding countryside. The large windmills reflect an earlier age when East Anglia produced agreat deal of wheat which was then ground to flour.
Built away from the fast eroding cliffs!!!
Bacton is to the east of Cromer and is one of the main terminals for North Sea gas which is then pumped to the rest of the UK. Why is this plant close to the coast but not on it?
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Cliff Erosion
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Sea Defences
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Defence Repair
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Cromer

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