October 1 2014 Latest news:
IT would be easy for the layman to jump to the conclusion that the world’s oceans are littered with adventurous spirits engaged in hazardous round-the-world challenges or lesser but equally risky voyages, either on some millionaire’s mighty crewed yacht built for purpose, or single-handed in an old-fashioned galvanised bath tub, or anything in between.
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.