Six snails have escaped from Joyland, sparking speculation about their motives and where they could be. It's believed that several artists may have encouraged the snails’ escape. Authorities are appealing to the public for help locating the snails so they can be safely returned.
It’s reported that six snails have broken free from their tracks and have escaped from Joyland on the seafront. The Six were last seen Thursday evening but have since gone missing. Staff at Joyland found evidence of a break-out, including copies of Great Yarmouth maps, costume changes, and a snail-shaped escape hole.
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston residents are being urged to help find the Snails. Clues to their whereabouts have appeared on Missing posters around the town. People are being encouraged to use clues on the posters to locate the snails. The posters can be coloured in as each snail is located and are available from St Georges Theatre Café, PRIMEYARC in Market Gates, Great Yarmouth Library and Joyland’s token kiosk.
Although the snails' motive for escape is a mystery, one Joyland employee commented, "I overheard a few of them whispering about dreams of a new life and wanting to explore the whole town…”
In homage to the missing snails, there will be snail model-making workshops from Saturday 28th August and throughout September in Primeyarc, Market Gates. People will be encouraged to make their own model snails. Everyone is welcome and places are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see our Events tab for more information.