July 24 2014 Latest news:
DESPITE innovations making fairground rides like those at Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach more exhilarating (for those who enjoy that sort of thrill), and the constant electronic din emerging from the Golden Mile’s amusement arcades, the resort has managed to cling on to some of its quieter delights.
PROBABLY nothing encapsulates that memorable pre- and post-war era of Great Yarmouth’s dominance in the summer holiday industry more than the fleet of pleasure craft that ferried passengers either up and down the River Yare, into Broadland or out to sea.
Well, who would have anticipated that a 1937 cartoon of caricatures of local men, featured in this column recently, would provoke a difference of opinion about the identity of the artist? Not I, for one.
WITHOUT question, never before in the long history of this column has a topic reminded anyone of...a torn pair of trousers! But it has happened, my recent feature about the long-gone Arnolds (later Debenhams) department store’s restaurant striking a chord in a reader’s memory.