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Nostalgia

No, no sugar in my tea, thank you - but I will have one of those vanilla slices, if I may. They're my favourite. Or perhaps before that, would you care to dance?

Once upon a time, as our bed-time stories used to say, a small but well-established community was slowly developing hereabouts on our east coast.

As this column often has a nautical theme, today we clear the decks although it also encompasses local industry as I pass on contributions received from readers.

Four thousand miles away from "home" in Canada, where they have lived since 1957, ex-Yarmouthians Danny and Marjorie Daniels continue to take an interest in matters pertaining to their birthplace.

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.

Great Yarmouth Sport

Former Norwich City player Graham Dorrans has been the victim of an attack with a bottle while on holiday in Ibiza, it has been reported.

A wife and daughter have paid tribute to the man known as the face of bowls in Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth Town have appointed Rob McCombe as manager following their relegation to the second tier of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Local football

Vauxhall Mallards have been given the green light to carry on competing in the East Anglian Premier League following the demise of their second team.

Hottest race of the day at Great Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon sees six two-year-old debutants among a field of eight for Novice Stakes over six furlongs at 2.45pm.

Great Yarmouth Events

A popular family event is returning to Strumpshaw on May Bank Holiday weekend, with this year seeing more women getting involved in the male-dominated world of steam engine conservation.

Tummies were fluttering in the treetops as families tried out the brand new attraction at BeWILDerwood.

A fascinating new history of Norfolk is a fitting tribute to author Chris Barringer, and the county he loved

Norfolk Sport

Vauxhall Mallards have been given the green light to carry on competing in the East Anglian Premier League following the demise of their second team.

Norfolk's Alfie Hewett played a starring role as Great Britain's men's wheelchair tennis team claimed their second BNP Paribas World Team Cup title since 2015.

Gorleston held their annual presentation night in the clubhouse last week.

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