August 20 2014 Latest news:
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.
A CENTURY ago next Monday, Britain declared war on Germany, a conflict that was to last four years and result in the death of tens of thousands of our servicemen, many from the Great Yarmouth area. One reliable record claims that the British Empire suffered nearly one million dead, two million wounded and almost 200,000 listed as “prisoners and missing”.
THE strange case of the Yarmouth Mercury editor’s apparently unprofessional and provocative conduct has been worrying me. Was it ethical to serve on a public body and cast a vote that was not only of personal benefit but also split the borough asunder?