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Drill House 150

Photo: Percy Trett Collection

Drill House 150: Celebrating 150 years

Seachange Arts have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to celebrate and explore the historic York Road Drill Hall in its 150th year. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project, Drill House 150 focuses on the history of the building in both its military and community roles.

Drill House 150 explores people’s memories of the building as a social hub and military centre. It will also
seek to uncover its role in the defence of Great Yarmouth and some of its architectural secrets.

Over the years, the Drill House has housed concerts, marching bands and became a community sports hall before SeaChange acquired the building in 2012. The main hall has recently undergone a major refurbishment to turn it into an international circus and street arts centre.

The Drill House – Celebrating 150 years project will work with local people, schools, historians, performers and artists over its course with material collected added to the Great Yarmouth Library and Time and Tide Museum’s archives.


Here is a project catalogue of our year celebrating The Drill House

This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund