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Nostalgia

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.

Despite my oft-repeated claim that my lifelong ambition was to be a journalist, I must confess for a short time as a youngster I did fancy becoming... a dustman!

Great Yarmouth Sport

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Martyn Sinclair

On a beautiful sunny day at the Wellesley the Bloaters suffered their worst defeat since joint-managers Martyn Sinclair and Adam Mason took charge.

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

There were last 16 ties in both the Norfolk and Suffolk Sunday Senior Cups at the weekend, with some tough weather to play in.

Connor Deeks

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.

It was another busy weekend for The Phoenix Karate Group with the interclub competition at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, Gorleston.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

Great Yarmouth Events

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.

A Christmas fair is at St Catherine’s Church in Ludham, near Great Yarmouth, on Saturday, November 25 from 10am to 4pm.

Counting down for the switching on of the Christmas lights is one of our many festive traditions, so don’t miss out with our guide to some of the events around Norfolk this coming season.

Eastern Daily Press

Movie fans in Great Yarmouth will have the chance to see one of this year’s most talked about films - thanks to a determined art buff from Caister.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

Confetti canons, a snow machine and a parade of youngsters riding decorated bikes and scooters helped fill Sheringham folk with festive spirit, at the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Salvation Army

Veteran Russian performance artist Slava Poulin brings back his spectacular hit family show, a joyous mix of unconfined chaos of clowns, music and a finale that turns the theatre into a swirling snow storm.

United Kingdom

The rubber puppet of the US President will go on display for the first time at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts as part of a retrospective of the work of the satirical TV series co-creator Roger Law.

Sainsbury

Singer Aston Merrygold will be heading to Norwich next year as part of a new UK tour.

United Kingdom

A major art installation on a north Norfolk beach and a new gravity-defying circus show are among the first events announced for next year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

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

Hemsby travelled to Mattishall Reserves to play their Norfolk Junior Cup match that was postponed last week and bowed out of the competition after a 2-0 defeat.

Acle United returned from Mulberry Park pointless after losing 2-1 to Mulbarton, recent Norfolk Senior Cup conquerors of Gorleston.

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