Reading about the discovery of human remains on the site of the new Wetherspoon’s development in Gorleston High Street reminded me of an incident when I was a pupil at Cliff Park Secondary Modern School in the 1960s.

Cliff Park

It was very sad to hear of the recent loss of community stalwart Maurice Johnson.

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Did you go to technical high school?


Floods devastated council office

Jeremy Corbyn

Seventy-five years ago, St Nicholas’ Church was gutted by incendiary bombs. This important event, on Sunday, June 25, 1942, is being commemorated by the Minster Preservation Trust with a series of events based on a 1940’s theme.

While reading the Mercury dated May 19 about the 1953 floods I noticed a picture of my dad driving a Ross carrier.

I saw on a friend’s Facebook page the story regarding the memorial of Roger Ditcham.


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Another civic year is coming to an end, and I would like to congratulate Malcolm and Donna Bird for the way they carried out their duties as Mayor and Mayoress over the past 12 months.

Malcolm Bird

Readers Letters, May 26

Friday, May 26, 2017

This borough is 
a booming one


I was interested to see your article on the Anglian Air Charter Auster aircraft and the photos which you thought were about 1958.

Mercury reader John Burrows, a former postcard collector from Bradwell, is appealing to readers to see if they have information on these two photographs.

We have been clearing out my wife’s mother’s house and didn’t know if these pictures where of any interest.


Thanks to taxi driver who helped me


I was most interested to read the supplement all about Palmers in last week’s Mercury.

Well done for town toilet work

On April 19 I attended a funeral at the crematorium and unfortunately I lost my watch. I reported it to the reception and on the next day I have a phone call from the office to say they had found it in the waiting room.

After reading the article in last week’s Mercury about ideas for what may happen to the Marina Centre on Great Yarmouth’s seafront.

Marina Centre

Traffic problems must be stopped


As an old time bobby who was proud to be seen on the streets in uniform, may I add to the very apt comments of Mike Spragg in last week’s Mercury detailing the inordinate delay in getting the Breydon Bridge reopened after a vehicular collision.

Are you a woman born in the 1950s who is now waiting years longer than expected for your state pension? Do you know when you will get your state pension?


Who can we trust at the ballot box?


Unaccustomed as I am with the absurd, having watched the progress of football for 90 years lightheartedly I am going to make what you may think are a few light headed remarks about this game.


Regarding the ongoing uncertainty of the Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth and the activities currently under threat, has any thought been given to the current large piece of land on Yarmouth Road at Caister, adjacent to the stadium, until 2015 used as the heliport.

Marina Centre

Re-opening road needs to be priority


For goodness sake! An accident on Breydon Bridge in Great Yarmouth and the whole town grounds to a halt. This is absolute nonsense.

Norfolk County Council

Praise for NHS
and the Paget


Caring people came to my aid


Voltage Television are making a short film for one of their prime time programmes for the BBC, looking at the history of the fish finger in Britain.


Regarding your report concerning Camra’s objection to the change of use application for the Freed Man public house.

Reader Letters

Further to the recent correspondence on Norfolk place names, I refer to articles by Prof Trudgill on the pronunciation of Sprowston. In his item May 19, 2014 he quotes 949 of the boys out of 950 at the City of Norwich School in the 1950s as pronouncing the first syllable of Sprowston to rhyme with ‘now’.

Reader Letters

Charging more to park by increasing charges to evenings and year round will only deter people from coming to the town, especially young families and pensioners who are often on restricted funds.

Kay Grey

I fully support Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s stance against the proposal of seafront parking charges.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

As a motorist for transport and a cyclist for leisure and fitness, I would like to make a couple of points.

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