At Work With Yarmouth Stores Ltd
Records life behind the closed Doors of Manufacture.
Great Yarmouth stores Ltd originally started making fisherman’s ‘Oilies’ and Sou’westers in 1898. For centuries Great Yarmouth was a major fishing port, dependent mainly on herring fishing. When this went into decline in the 60’s, the stores started making industrial work wear such as Boiler suits, aprons, railway jackets, smocks, and continues to do so along side the latest addition of leisure wear for the Japanese market which fits in well with their love of utilitarian clothing. The factory itself is steeped in history and hidden amongst the bleak looming industrial docklands of the historical South Quay of Great Yarmouth, which is a small coastal town in the eastern corner of Britain.