September 19 2014 Latest news:
IT seems like only yesterday... but it wasn’t. In fact, it was a half-century ago, in 1964. when national prosperity was reflected in booming business in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, the borough enjoying not only the launch of the vast North Sea offshore industry but also a super summer holiday season, aided by a myriad of showbiz stars spending weeks in our shows.
WE all clearly remember our first car, I am sure. The excitement that had built up after a long wait was understandable, and we were eager to show it off to friends. It was a moment of one-upmanship…or, in my case, two-upmanship!
Penny for your thoughts? That question/offer was often heard in the earlier part of my life, although I doubt that many folk were persuaded to reveal their thoughts even though a penny would have bought much more then than it would today.
A TESTIMONIAL to the affection and esteem in which Great Yarmouth and Gorleston are held has arrived from a London reader who was first drawn to us 65 years ago...and still cherishes fond memories which sustain him and his wife although they accept it is unlikely they will ever return.