Friday 20 April 2012

Stairlifts Great Yarmouth – Stairlifts Norfolk

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk . And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.

Give us a call today on 01473 209069  

If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Great Yarmouth – Stairlifts Norfolk

Historically the port for Norwich, Great Yarmouth is now a seaside resort as well as where the Norfolk Broads escape to the sea!  Great Yarmouth, just 20 miles from Norwich, has been a seaside resort for about 250 years ...

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Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can’t claim that sort of timescale but we have been supplying and installing stairlifts for the folks of Great Yarmouth for nigh on 15 years.  Statistically approximately 250 people in this seaside town already own stairlifts; that’s about 2.6% of the retired population in the area. Are you going to join them with your lift?

If you’d like to know more about stairlifts, please give our local office a call on  01473 209069 .

Port versus seaside town
Centuries ago Great Yarmouth in Norfolk acted as the sea port for all of Norwich’s industry.  It also relied on the local fishing industry until that declined.  North Sea oil discoveries in the 60’s gave Great Yarmouth a new lease of life as suppliers of oil rigs; now it looks after off-shore natural gas rigs and developments in offshore wind power resulting in a wind farm with 30 generators being built nearby on Scroby Sands.

Back to the seaside resort.  Great Yarmouth rates as one of the UK’s top beach resorts and it definitely has that sort of accolade in Norfolk.  In fact it ranks as the third most popular seaside resort in England; it attracts visitors for its two piers Wellington in the south and Britannia in the north, which have the usual pier attractions.  Central Beach runs along the ‘golden mile’ of seafront amusements.  The area boasts about 17 miles of sandy beaches in total.

Another seaside attraction is the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, a theme park with no entrance fee that has 28 rides including the Scenic Railway roller coast ride built in 1932.  This theme park attracts 1.5 million visitors every year!

Traditional illuminations along Marine Parade and firework displays every Wednesday evening during the school summer holidays also attract tourists.

Great Yarmouth has the most complete city walls of any town after York.  Heritage walks introduce you to the medieval city walls as well as the town’s Heritage Quarter.  The walk also highlights several museums and historical houses.

Every September Great Yarmouth celebrates its maritime heritage with a Maritime Festival.  Over a weekend the museums are open including the Time and Tide Museum which shows off the herring curing trade of Victorian times and the  Nelson Museum all about Nelson’s life; you can learn about Great Yarmouth’s medieval history via the city walls; visit old Row Houses which were the fisherman’s cottages.

This year visitors will be able to see tall ships, exhibitions and demonstrations and hear shanty songs too!

Landlubber help
Experiencing ‘sealegs’?  If you’re a landlubber and would like to be able to reclaim your house, perhaps Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can help?  We are agents for all UK stairlift manufacturers so if you need one, compare the different makes and check out our prices.

We have straight stairlifts, curved stairlifts and even perch ones for those of you unable to bend your knees.  We even have reconditioned models.

Give us a call on  01473 209069  and we can assess which one will work for you.

The Norfolk Broads
This network of rivers and lakes flow over parts of Norfolk and Suffolk named The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads respectively.  This area of some 303 square kilometres is mostly in Norfolk and is protected like a UK National Park by the Broads Authority.  Generally they are referred to as the Norfolk Broads.

The Broads are a popular holiday destination where visitors hire canal boats and travel around the navigable rivers.

The reed beds which surround the area are harvested for traditional thatching.

This area is the UK’s largest area of wetlands and is home to a wide variety of wildlife especially birds.  You can find a whole range of water loving birds including Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, Greyling, Canada and Egyptian Geese, Grey Heron as well as Cormorant, Kestrels and Sparrowhawks.  The only Cranes that breed in the UK are also found here.

It’s also home to several rare insects such as the Norfolk hawker, dragonflies and the Old World Swallowtail butterfly.

Great Yarmouth’s many and varied famous connections
·         Charles Dickens stayed at the Royal Hotel at the time when he was penning David Copperfield and used the town as a location in the story

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·         Author of Black Beauty, Anna Sewell was born in Great Yarmouth; the house where she was born is currently a restaurant

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·         The Go-Between by LP Hartley was set in Norfolk

·         The Accidental by Ali Smith is also set here and tells of an uninvited guest joining a family holidaying here ...

·         Part of Rose Tremain’s novel Restoration is set in Norfolk

·         Actor John Hurt lives along the coast near Cromer

·         TV presenter and pianist Mylene Klass was born near Great Yarmouth

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·         Hannah Spearritt one of the members of S Club 7 was born here too

·         Former British prime minister John Major has a holiday home along the coast at Weybourne

·         Albert Einstein went into hiding near Cromer working on the creation of the first nuclear bomb

·         Great Yarmouth was the birthplace of the Oscar winning cinematographer David Cardiff

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·         Shipbuilder James Beeching lived here and developed not only a fishing boat used by local fisherman but also the first self-righting lifeboat

·         The inventor of the Manby Mortar, George William Manby lived in Great Yarmouth; he also developed the first fire extinguisher

·         Actor Jason Statham was brought up in Great Yarmouth

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·         The drummer of the band The Darkness, Ed Graham was born here

·         Rebecca Nurse was born in Great Yarmouth but emigrated to America and was executed for witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts in 1692.  There was no evidence of her practising witchcraft

Witchcraft isn’t our thing!  We’ve got no spells just good practical advice and equipment.  A stairlift will make all the difference to your independence and safety on the stairs.

Want to know more?  Please call our local office for more information or just to chat about the possibilities on  01473 209069 .

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