Great Yarmouth, often called Yarmouth, is a seaside town in Norfolk, England, straddling the mouth of the River Yare, some 20 miles (30 km) east of Norwich. A population of 38,693 in the 2011 Census made it Norfolk’s third most populous place. Its fishing industry, mainly for herring, fell steeply after the mid-20th century and has everything but vanished.North Sea oil from the 1960s brought an oil-rig supply industry that now services offshore natural gas rigs. More recently, offshore wind capability and further renewable vivaciousness have created further Keep services. Yarmouth has been a seaside resort past 1760 and a gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea. As a tourist centre, it was boosted bearing in mind a railway opened in 1844 gave visitors easier, cheaper entrance and triggered an influx of settlers. Wellington Pier opened in 1854 and Britannia Pier in 1858. Through the 20th century, Yarmouth was a booming resort, with a promenade, pubs, trams, fish-and-chip shops and theatres, as without difficulty as the Pleasure Beach, the Sea Life Centre, the Hippodrome Circus and the Time and Tide Museum, and a permanent Victorian seaside Winter Garden in cast iron and glass.