The autumn herring fishery is generally accepted to have been the main reason for Yarmouth's foundation. The industry was a focus of the town's economic and social life until later augmented by the tourist industry in the second half of the 20th century. The herring industry reached its peak just before the First World War. Dr Fewster's talk focuses on the last hundred years of the industry's existence and considers the reasons for its peak and later decline.
£5 members at the door, £6 guests