WIDE OPEN SPACES...a sunshine stroller pauses to admire Gorleston’s golden sands last month. Picture: SUBMITTED

Gorleston seafront stroll full of memories

PEGGOTTY, that esteemed literary character whose name has signed this column for three-quarters of a century, made a profound comment about our town that has endured ever since.

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Peggotty remembers a long-gone retail name - Plattens - in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth’s Rows? They were our pyramids!

AS advertising slogans go, it was years ahead of its time and you have to give the copywriter credit for an exhortation, faithful to Norfolk’s “du-different” tradition, to promote trade in Great Yarmouth’s Market and Broad Rows.

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by Mr HD Brooks and his son Mr RO Brooks who are holding the other 2 stationary machines. The cycles belonged to Mr Brooks senior who was an enthusiast and collector. Our photo is undated but seems to be from the late 1950s.

Photo gallery: A penny for your thoughts as we wheel back the years

As the spring weather invites us to explore the highways and byways of our fine region, I have rummaged through our files and assembled a few photographs of vintage and historic wheeled steeds from years gone by.

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Peggotty looks back at the life and times of Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome Circus

A circus of delights for more than a century

ONE thing leads to another! Last week’s mention of Great Yarmouth Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society’s final big-scale musical after half a century - Barnum, about the famous American circus impresario - aptly being produced in the Hippodrome ring in 2002 instead of on a conventional theatre stage led to the receipt of a DVD about that enduring seaside establishment which is now 111 years old.

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