Great Yarmouth shopping trip for Prince Charles

Prince Charles Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Shoppers in Great Yarmouth have been catching a glimpse of the Prince of Wales as he visited the town’s historic market place.

Crowds in Great Yarmouth met Prince Charles as he visited several places in the town. There’s been a market in the east coast seaside resort since before 1208. The Prince of Wales dropped into the Six Day Market, which is a permanent covered market, consisting of 36 stalls of varying sizes. It includes chip stalls, fruit and vegetable stalls, refreshment stalls, fish stalls, book stalls, a butcher, a baker, an ice-cream stall as well as several other traders.

The Prince also visited the Palmers Department store, which is marking its175th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1837 in Great Yarmouth Market Place and is now one of East Anglia's largest independent retailers employing 350 staff in its five stores.

Prince Charles also met young apprentices working on the restoration of St George’s Chapel in the town, where he saw examples of circus and street artwork at the SeaChange Arts Trust and met staff and students at Great Yarmouth College.