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They called me Peggotty – Ham Peggotty. Legend claims that I lived in an upturned fishing boat on Great Yarmouth beach, becoming a local hero when I drowned while trying to rescue seafarers in a storm.

YH1 sails back into harbour today, figuratively speaking, as more information arrives about that distinctive Great Yarmouth port registration.

Just like my boyhood Hornby clockwork train set post-war, I came off the rails and hit the buffers, figuratively speaking, in this column recently.

Major seaside resorts like Great Yarmouth and Blackpool delight in their illuminations, aware that they attract many visitors and trippers each year.

Great Yarmouth is one of Britain’s favourite seaside towns.

Rooted in tradition, Acle is a classic English market town on the Broads.

Great Yarmouth Sport

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A late equaliser from David Shade gave Gorleston their first point in nine games and left neighbours Great Yarmouth Town on the precipice of relegation.

Champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa made a scorching start to Great Yarmouth’s flat racing season by winning the first three races – with his wife and children looking on.

Oisin Murphy, many people’s tip to end the reign of champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa this season, has a terrific book of rides when Great Yarmouth’s 2019 flat racing year opens on Tuesday afternoon.

I’m sure Adam Mason won’t mind me mentioning this, but in the context of this column, it is more than apt.

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Great Yarmouth Events

From the UK’s largest inflatable park to a visit from Paddington Bear, there is plenty to keep all the family busy over the Easter Bank Holiday.

Six decades have passed since a railway line linking the Norfolk Broads to the rest of the country was closed down.

Tipplers take note - this year’s Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider festival is moving to a new home.

Gorleston’s Cliff Top Festival will kick off this year on Norfolk Day.

Norfolk Day 2019

Potters Resort has announced a star-studded programme of acts heading to the Norfolk coast this year.

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