Good riddance, I say, in response to the recent news that the traditional seaside deckchair has fallen out of favour with hirers and, consequently, is being widely withdrawn by coastal councils after perhaps a century and more of being a familiar staple of beach holidays and day trips.
Mrs Peggotty and I went to the Theatre Royal recently – the one in Norwich, of course, because Great Yarmouth’s Theatre Royal was demolished in 1929 to make way for the construction of the much-lamented and long-demolished Regal Cinema.
After a period in the dockside doldrums, the tide of success appears to be flowing into the port of Great Yarmouth. The public can catch only glimpses of sea-level activity in the Outer Harbour, but there are some fascinating high-rise structures visible for miles, a welcome sight for the many interested observers as well as the port’s owner.
Wow - what a fantastic show which lived up to everything that I had hoped for. It had colour, excitement, music and lyrics with attitude right in your face. The louder it became the better it was. Their songs simply struck the spot and that sums up the Sixties Mod group The Small Faces.
After a hugely successful season in the British Roller Derby Championships, the county’s top team, the Norfolk Brawds, made it to play-offs – and returned home victorious after winning two of their three games.
North Walsham recovered from a half-time deficit to record an emphatic win in an astonishing match. After a lacklustre first-half display, the Vikings completely overwhelmed their opponents with eight unanswered tries, many from deep, in a wonderful display of running rugby.