September 2 2014 Latest news:
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.
RESIDENTS of the Great Yarmouth area live in what is almost a railway-free zone. Drivers on the Acle New Road spot the occasional rail-car, sometimes only a solitary single unit, alongside them but that is the sad extent of it.
Almost a century ago, Great Yarmouth was thriving as a popular working-class resort. Its vibrancy and visitors – and those seeking their custom – made a lasting impression on a local teenager who had just started working.
LET us raise our glasses and drink a final toast today to those Gorleston businessmen who, in the 1930s, frequented the White Lion Hotel and formed a friendly group meeting in the Punch Bowl there.