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Sunday, May 20, 2018

For decades they were a popular feature of the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston river scene.

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Royal Navy
Sunday, May 13, 2018

It was the day the Sunshine faded from the lives of many folk in the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston area, and far beyond.

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Ford
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Executed by firing squad at dawn. Incarcerated long-term in prison as a traitor. Lynched by an enraged mob, some of whom were once friends and neighbours.

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king street
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sailor Brown Way? Don Burnett Drive? Dick Campling Road? Eric Kirk Avenue? Sammy Morgan Grove?

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Trevor Nicholls
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Halt! Who goes there? Railway passengers of yesteryear.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

The embers are still smouldering on the Britannia Pier and at Palgrave Brown’s Southtown Road timber yard, figuratively speaking, after a recent column recalled that militant suffragettes allegedly claimed responsibility for the huge 1913 and 1914 blazes there.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

As the British flat racing season traditionally begins this month, it is an opportune time to saddle up and canter back to 1964 when the Great Yarmouth course featured prominently in a cinema film being shot here.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sumer Is Icumen In, according to a 13th century ditty more commonly rendered as “summer is a-coming in”. So we will soon be enjoying summer’s delights, the only downside for me being mowing the lawn!

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Scotland
Sunday, March 25, 2018

On a gloriously sunny but crisp morning recently, before the freezing Beast from the East smothered us in snow, Mrs Peggotty and I enjoyed one of our regular walks along Gorleston’s Lower Promenade, marvelling at the remarkable width of the magnificent golden beach and stopping to enjoy a coffee outside JJ’s cafe diner.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

When the stars come out, so do the crowds.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Idle curiosity? A passing thought? Difference of opinion requiring to be settled?

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Nowadays, a tabloid newspaper’s eye-catching front page headline would scream something like: “Flamin’ Women!”

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Long before the scourge of political correctness was foisted on us, we knew it affectionately as “the blind school.”

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Rotary Club
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sadly, our hills will never be alive with the sound of music. Why? Because we suffer from the Hill Street blues, having no hill worthy of the name.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Attendance at a wide variety of events is routine for provincial journalists but throughout my decades in the profession, I never went to a soirée! Evening gatherings a-plenty, yes, but none had that French word on the invitation.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Most of us have burning questions which usually remain unanswered, provoking frustration when there appear to be no remaining untapped sources of information left.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Warning! Do not read this column if you are feeling queasy or otherwise under the weather!

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China
Thursday, January 18, 2018

That Scottish burr, perfect enunciation and expert timing were the trademarks of James Alexander Gordon, the BBC radio announcer whose voice on Saturday teatimes was familiar to listeners for decades as they listened to him reading out the classified football results.

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BBC
Friday, January 12, 2018

Regular emails keep urging me to buy a new sat-nav because mine is no longer being updated.

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United Kingdom
Friday, January 5, 2018

You can almost hear the “knit one, purl one” click-click of knitting needles busying away at some creation, be it elaborate and ambitious or simple and elementary.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ugh! The squeamish will feel sick just thinking about it.

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Wales
Thursday, December 21, 2017

You can spot it from miles away across the flat-lands of the east Norfolk marshes at this time of the year – white smoke puffing from the chimney at the sugar-beet factory at Cantley, signifying that the so-called season is in full swing.

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Post Office
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Despondency and gloom were pervasive. There was little to be cheerful about, no optimistic bright side.

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Germany
Saturday, December 9, 2017

One thing leads to another, it is claimed, but in this case the outcome was four others!

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ITV
Sunday, December 3, 2017

The correspondence columns of a national newspaper recently included letters extolling the benefits of restoring needlework and knitting to school curriculums for both boys and girls.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

It could be my imagination, with no basis in fact, but if someone is asked to pick a number, the chances are that it will be an odd one, not even. Limit the choice to a single figure, and my bet is that seven will prove a favourite.

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Netherlands
Friday, November 17, 2017

The power of music cannot be over-emphasised. Everybody has their favourite, and hearing it evokes memories of past occasions, family, friends, pleasures, places... Sometimes it transports us through the decades.

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BBC
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice Day each November sharply focuses our attention on the two world wars of the 20th century in which thousands of Britons perished.

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Post Office
Monday, November 6, 2017

Half a century has passed since the huge autumn herring fishery finally petered out, a concept deemed impossible and unthinkable in its hey-day.

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United Kingdom
Friday, October 27, 2017

No qualification in architecture is required, only down-to-earth common sense, to stroll along the main section of Hall Quay in Great Yarmouth and be able accurately to pick which of its dozen or so properties were built as banks.

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