July 29 2014 Latest news:
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?
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.