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In our latest archive EDP essay, Jane Hales writes in 1966 about the changing role of the coastguard.

The power of music cannot be over-emphasised. Everybody has their favourite, and hearing it evokes memories of past occasions, family, friends, pleasures, places... Sometimes it transports us through the decades.

Half a century has passed since the huge autumn herring fishery finally petered out, a concept deemed impossible and unthinkable in its hey-day.

No qualification in architecture is required, only down-to-earth common sense, to stroll along the main section of Hall Quay in Great Yarmouth and be able accurately to pick which of its dozen or so properties were built as banks.

Perhaps it would not have worked in a conventional theatre or a dance hall, but Great Yarmouth’s open-air Marina amphitheatre seemed tailor-made for Neville Bishop and his Wolves, stalwarts there for long summers post-war.

At first glance, so to speak, they would seem to be poles apart, and I do not know how they came to know one another because he lived here in Great Yarmouth while her home was 125 miles away.

Great Yarmouth Sport

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Thetford and Gorleston were forced to share the Premier League spoils at Mundford Road.

Thetford Town and Gorleston clash on Tuesday night – with both teams looking to build on wins.

Norfolk’s British number one Alfie Hewett showed he is in impressive form heading towards the season climax at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters later this month when winning the Bath Indoor men’s singles title.

Alfie Hewett

It’s been a case of one in, one out at Great Yarmouth Town.

Acle United Ladies were knocked out of the SSE Women’s FA Cup after a 4-1 defeat against FAWPL side Stevenage.

Great Yarmouth Events

Do you know your wampus cat from your Bowtruckle?

A popular drumming group is adding a Gambian feast to its programme when it stages a fundraising event in Caister.

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A vicar will temporarily swap Bibles for bass lines later this month, when his band performs at his church’s Christmas fair.

Inject some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. To get those special gifts, stock up on local seasonal produce and visit Father Christmas, here is out guide to the best places for festive cheer.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Author Elly Griffiths is returning to Great Yarmouth Library to promote her new book The Vanishing Box.

Norfolk Entertainment

A special charity Christmas fair will be taking place over the weekend to continue raising money for Lowestoft youngster Cohen Messenger.

The nation’s favourite marmalade-loving bear is back on the big screen and one of the creative team who helped craft the hit movie Paddington 2 first found his love of film while growing up in Norfolk.

City College Norwich

The frontman of heavy metal band Iron Maiden is coming to Norwich.

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He lasted three days in the jungle - but should Jack Maynard have been judged for remarks he made five years ago and has apologised for?

Labour Party

Sub Focus is headlining The Nick Rayns LCR on December 8 with support from Breakag, Kideko, Deep Trouble and GotSome.

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Norfolk Sport

Thetford Town and Gorleston clash on Tuesday night – with both teams looking to build on wins.

Norfolk’s British number one Alfie Hewett showed he is in impressive form heading towards the season climax at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters later this month when winning the Bath Indoor men’s singles title.

Alfie Hewett

Acle United Ladies were knocked out of the SSE Women’s FA Cup after a 4-1 defeat against FAWPL side Stevenage.

Acle Indoor Bowls Club’s A team recorded a good 7-0 home victory against Beccles, in spite of a few last minute call-offs, to stay top of the league.

Gorleston Golf Club’s men’s section held their Monthly Medal.

Gorleston Golf Club

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