Rules encourage dumping

Was pancake race justified?


Thanks for your kindness

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I cannot let my stay in the James Paget Hospital’s A&E go by without saying a heartfelt thank you to the whole team for the patience and kindness shown to me during my recent stay there.

James Paget Hospital

Do more to improve town

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The market place is in a state

king street

The cruel facts of universal credit - a system foisted on claimants to replace the current system with a streamlined one-size-fits-all method of paying benefits.

UN Court

Letters, March 3 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Will MP change Brexit vote?


The sun was shining and it felt reasonably warm for the time of year, after those cold Easterly winds, so I decided to dust down my old trusty bicycle and go for a ride in the country, something I have done for some 50 plus years.

How nice to see the photo of Bob Pendle in Peggotty’s column. It took me back to my childhood when we used to go into his shop on North Quay with my father to buy wooden toys made, I believe, from timber salvaged from bombed buildings, this being the latter part of the war.

Letters, February 24 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scooter ride on bucking bronco!

Pupils to shine at awards

Friday, February 17, 2017

Congratulations to Ludham Primary School for a brilliant result in reaching the last eight of the national The Tycoon in Schools competition.

For the past four years I have tried to get a grit bin for the steps between Cliff Hill and Beach Road in Gorleston, because they are often icy in the winter, but with complete failure.

Kay Grey

Letters, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

A12 to A47 could bring investment

Alex Bain emailed us last week asking for details about what was on Great Yarmouth seafront prior to the Tower complex being built in the 1960s.

Letters, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pushchair users cannot be moved off

Brandon Lewis

It was wonderful to read the article about the old chapel in Nile Road along with the picture. It brought back lots of memories to me. I was born and brought up in the business next door, which was Bullards Bakeries now Koi Joi.

There have been several derisive comments made around the town about the long-awaited arrival of the Edge casino complex.


Letters, February 3 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

We will be worse off outside the EU


How frosts can affect plants

Monday, January 30, 2017

January 2017 seems (for a change!) to be following what we would expect at this time of year in terms of temperatures, which have so far led to a significant number of frosts. So how does frost affect plants?

Look back Great Yarmouth and prosper

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It’s simple really, Great Yarmouth, to rejuvenate your town you need to look back to your heydays.
I have been holidaying in your lovely place for more years than I care to remember - over 50! I came as a child and continue to have two long weekends a year, spring and autumn, to enjoy the sea, beach and landscape.
I no longer come for a lengthier stay as I cannot abide all the awful loud arcades with bingo callers you can hear 200-300 yards away - even from the beach. What have you done to yourself Great Yarmouth? You are tacky, and yet you have the most beautiful architectur along the seafront obscured by lurid colours and general tackiness. 
My advice to the people who live in Yarmouth is don’t look at eye level but stand back and gaze at the architecture of the once lovely hotels and guest houses along Marine Parade - obscured by the gaudy old-fashioned seaside look of the 1970s. 
You have to change and take a closer look at your seafront, that’s why people come to the seaside - to see the beach, and the sea, not tat!


Letters, January 27 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Selfishness of people on buses


With reference to having our say on the town centre cinema plan; as well as having the Hollywood on the seafront, many people used the former Regent, later Mecca Bingo on Regent Road.

Letters, January 20 2107

Friday, January 20, 2017

The community of Hemsby thanked


How embarrassing! After two years of petitioning, surveys of public and businesses, applications for funding from Dudgeon, meetings with GYBC etc in order to install a boardwalk from the Beaconsfield Road slope, we find now that an almost complete brand new boardwalk has been constructed 100 yards further north at Salisbury Road.

Norfolk County Council

Letters, January 13 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Yarmouth gets a poor rail service


Winter Gardens in a bad state of repair

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I wonder just when the Winter Gardens will fall down. A number of us were looking at it over the holiday and we all agreed what a bad state of repair it was in. If it was to fall I wonder just where the borough council would stand as it is a grade two listed building. Would they get a fine? If so, I wonder if it would be more than it would have cost to repair it, then again it would fall on the rates.

On a regular basis, I have to make the nightmare trip of trying to get passed the Gapton retail park just to get on to the Gapton roundabout, so I can get to Norwich, Yarmouth or Lowestoft and then the return trip back to the Bradwell area is even worse.


Letters, January 6 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lay new A47 road on railway line


Two nice stories in last week’s Mercury. First was interesting comments from Bernhard Mabbett re First Bus and the Banana buses; the other was the lovely tale about the Danish MTB stranded on Scroby Sands in 1952 and how everyone came to the aid of the stranded seafarers.

Letters, December 30 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Be optimistic on transformation


After the shift of the jet stream comes the next phase of circumstances which have already put in an appearance on the eastern side of America, as an Arctic vortex.


Letters, December 23 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Two children’s areas in library?


Letters, December 16, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mystified by lack of Gapton link

James Paget Hospital

I was interested to read Peggotty’s memories of Gorleston’s Carnegie Library in last week’s Mercury, opened in the 1900s with a £2,000 gift from Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carngie. He gave away $350m and 660 Carnegie libraries were built.

Letters, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Do views south of town not count?


Letters, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stop letting dogs foul on our road!


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