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A painting stolen from a house in Great Yarmouth 30 years ago - just a week after it had appeared on Antiques Roadshow - has been sold at historic auction house Christie’s for £62,500.

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If you enjoy a drink down at your local, it is time to raise your glass and drink a toast to “absent friends” - not people but pubs in the Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and neighbouring villages that have survived despite the sharp decline in recent years as leisure habits have changed.

The sun beamed warmly down from an azure cloudless sky as Mrs Peggotty and I strolled along the clifftop at Gorleston recently, enjoying the views of a gentle sea, busy beach and happy visitors and locals.

Our Haven Bridge spans the Yare...and this column spans the North Atlantic, reaching expatriates Danny and Marjorie Daniels, long resident in Canada where they read this weekly offering on-line.

As Britain’s prize curmudgeon - television’s irascible Victor Meldrew - would have exclaimed: “I don’t believe it!”

Fingers crossed! Knock on wood three times. Put your clothes on inside out. Sneeze thrice before breakfast.

Both are long gone. One will never return, the other is a minor mystery. Time will tell?

Great Yarmouth Sport

Friday, October 12, 2018
Martyn Sinclair

The Wellesley plays host to Wroxham for the second time in a matter of days this afternoon, with Great Yarmouth Town desperate to shake off their poor form.

The Norfolk Senior Cup will take centre stage under the lights at Emerald park tonight as rivals Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town battle it out for a spot in the next round of the competition.

Adam Mason

Striker Connor Ingram has left Lowestoft Town FC and rejoined Gorleston.

Connor Ingram

Great Yarmouth Swimming Club were well represented at Dereham Otters’ Iceni gala.

After a disappointing defeat at home to Norwich United in midweek the Bloaters were looking to bounce back with a win against bottom side Framlingham - but they ended up losing again.

Martyn Sinclair

Great Yarmouth Events

A racehorse rider from Great Yarmouth is one of two new additions to the Big Brother house.

From Apple Day to events leading up to the Armistice Day centenary, there is plenty to keep you busy this month.

If it’s Monday it must be art day at St George’s Theatre cafe in Great Yarmouth.

Gorleston Theatre Company will be putting on a production of a Hollywood hit.

New book highlights 50 fascinating stories from our past

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