April 16 2014 Latest news:
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.
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.
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.
LOOK! That’s my grandad!
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.