Great nostalgic pictures of Holt through the years
PUBLISHED: 18:30 25 October 2017
Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at Holt, a historic market town situated 9.5 miles West of Cromer.
Its quaint Victorian shopping yards and beautiful Georgian buildings are among one of the reasons Jolt remains one of Norfolk’s most popular locations.
But the town’s history actually goes much further back than its architecture suggests - no one is sure of its exact beginnings but it is mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086 when 60 men and 90 sheep were listed as living there.
A major fire in 1708 destroyed most of its early buildings and much of the town was rebuilt in the distinct flint and stone which gives it so much of its character today. The higgledy-piggledy cafe Byfords is thought to be the oldest house in Holt with its cellar dating back to the 15th century, having survived the fire.
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