GOOD NEWS! Crowds outside the Town Hall in 1945 when Victory in Europe was declared.

The end of a long, long road - memories of Great Yarmouth during the First World War

Wars are back in the news as we reflect on conflicts that have destroyed lives, families, homes and even communities. Already our attention has become sharply focussed on the centenary of The Great War although hostilities did not begin until August 1914.

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WELCOME RESULT: a map of the original Shrublands prefab estate at Gorleston in 1947, long-sought by a reader.
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Bag of delights helps solve Gorleston mystery

IT seemed unlikely that the contents of a used Tesco carrier bag would include anything of great promise, I must admit, but because a reader was thoughtful enough to pass it to me, I sifted through them just in case...

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WIDE OPEN SPACES...a sunshine stroller pauses to admire Gorleston’s golden sands last month. Picture: SUBMITTED

Gorleston seafront stroll full of memories

PEGGOTTY, that esteemed literary character whose name has signed this column for three-quarters of a century, made a profound comment about our town that has endured ever since.

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Peggotty remembers a long-gone retail name - Plattens - in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth’s Rows? They were our pyramids!

AS advertising slogans go, it was years ahead of its time and you have to give the copywriter credit for an exhortation, faithful to Norfolk’s “du-different” tradition, to promote trade in Great Yarmouth’s Market and Broad Rows.

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by Mr HD Brooks and his son Mr RO Brooks who are holding the other 2 stationary machines. The cycles belonged to Mr Brooks senior who was an enthusiast and collector. Our photo is undated but seems to be from the late 1950s.

Photo gallery: A penny for your thoughts as we wheel back the years

As the spring weather invites us to explore the highways and byways of our fine region, I have rummaged through our files and assembled a few photographs of vintage and historic wheeled steeds from years gone by.

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