Yesterday, Gorleston high street seemed so far away.

Gorleston, Gorleston-on-Sea, is a place we’ve now lived in for 11 years and quite frankly loved living in.

It’s a town that’s changed beyond recognition from when we first upped sticks. We moved initially to Jenner Road, on the Paget Estate. This was followed by a long stint on Elmgrove Road, with so many architecturally diverse properties. 

Gorleston High Street

It was a High Street 11 years ago that was ok. But wouldn’t have you picking it over a short hop to Great Yarmouth, but its development has been remarkable. There’s some very quirky independent businesses there, amongst the chains, that are doing well:

What is Hip? 

Bellyboos 

Junx Clothing 

Donnatellas 

The Palace Cinema

along with many others, who are making Gorleston quite trendy.

Bells Road

Bells Road, led by the vintage Margo’s Lounge café, is enjoying a renaissance. The seafront is still as fine a beach as you could stumble upon anywhere. 

The icing on the cake so to speak this week was the world premiere of “Yesterday” with Ed Sheeran and Danny Boyle rocking up on Gorleston High Street. If that doesn’t mark its coming of age, I don’t know what does!

Based in Bradwell

We no longer live in Gorleston, but moved to Bluebell Meadow in Bradwell to downsize 3 years ago. I still have a strong affinity with the town, having lived there for 8 years and taught at Cliff Park High School back in the day.

What hasn’t developed though, perhaps, is a business infrastructure, until recently. 

I deliberately avoided optimising this business, Get Pro Copy Ltd, for certain searches. “Copywriter Great Yarmouth, Gorleston copywriter” and “freelance web designer Great Yarmouth” were ignored. Mainly because, SEO tools told me there were zero searches per month on Google. 

What was the point, I thought?

But now, I do get regular enquiries. Enquiries for writing, social media marketing and web design from Bradwell, Belton, Caister, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth from companies who’ve found me online.

Examples of Gorleston websites:

Some examples: I designed the website for Envision CAD and David Frazer, a company based in Norwich city centre, with David living in Gorleston. 

I’m designing 3sun Group’s website for a giant offshore company who straddle Gorleston to Southtown near Harfreys.

I’ve launched a new website for the Old Hall Hotel in Caister, for Mike Gilbert. 

Social media training in Gorleston

Social media training was delivered to Pink Office Ltd on Beacon Park, Gorleston.

I’m about to start the website for a successful business based on Gorleston High Street and this week, Fairway Lakes next to Caldecott Hall was launched with a booking and payment facility, as well as three optimised news articles about the area. 

Ex pupils from Gorleston and Lowestoft have commissioned me too to design their company websites – Eco Smarthomes is underway for Elliott Burnett from Hopton, ex head boy at Cliff Park too in 2008.

A Reiki website for a good friend in Lingwood.

Gorleston is resurgent

My point is this – Gorleston is resurgent. That town centre and its fringes are on an upward trajectory – if you’re an established business, or a start up in east Norfolk, you may want to capitalise on this rising tide of interest locally.

A new website, a stronger social media presence, a content marketing strategy, could be just the things to make you current and successful. 

You don’t want to be the business of yesterday.

Contact me today for more information on making your business grow.

1 thought on “Yesterday, Gorleston high street seemed so far away.”

  1. I was born in Great Yarmouth in 1948, my family moved to Queens Crescent on the Magdalen Estate in 1952. I attended Peter House junior and infants schools before moving on to Great Yarmouth Grammar. My parents lived in Queens Crescent for over 50 years, but have now sadly passed away. As a teenager I used to work as a part time barman at the Cliff Hotel, before moving to Lanchester Polytechnic to study for a degree. When I came back, I worked at Erie Electronics for a few years before being relocated to Sydney in Australia by my employer Farnell Electronics in 1988, where I have lived ever since. Gorleston will always be home to me, so can you imagine my absolute shock when I went to the cinema in Sydney to see the movie ‘Yesterday’ when Gorleston came up on the screen! Completely stunned! My parents used to take me down to the beach when I was a few years old and that was where I learned how to make sandcastles, so to see that same beach appear unexpectedly on a cinema screen in Sydney was just incredible – still shocked!!
    Great movie, fantastic location, so pleased for all the folk living in Gorleston.

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