Uncertain future for sailors’ refuge building

3:32 PM September 30, 2022

Questions have been asked about the future of a Yarmouth landmark, which was built as a home for shipwrecked mariners.

Former Yarmouth MP Tony Wright raised the uncertain status of the town’s Maritime House at a borough council meeting.

The building, designed in the Italianate style and dating from 1859, stands on the town’s Marine Parade.

Until 2002, it had housed the Maritime Museum for East Anglia, and in more recent years had served as a tourist information centre, until that too closed.

Mr Wright, a Labour member of the borough’s policy and resources