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Nostalgia

A provincial journalist's life is not as high-octane as many imagine.

In days long past, late November and into December would have been seen the Scottish drifters sailing home after another autumn herring fishery.

Because this weekly column often delves into Great Yarmouth and Gorleston's past, dates are all-important.

Long gone are the days when nationally-acclaimed stars headlined at Great Yarmouth's several theatres, attracting regular "House full!" notices as holidaymakers and locals clamoured to see their summer shows.

In my teenage years postwar, pocket money was a pittance - half-a-crown a week if you were lucky.

Great Yarmouth Sport

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A Norfolk football club has unveiled plans for a new 800-capacity stadium complete with two stands and a state-of-the-art clubhouse.

A teenager from a Great Yarmouth boxing gym has won a national title.

He will be remembered as a larger-than-life character who loved football and his family.

Great Yarmouth Events

Swap board games for breaststroke this Christmas, with festive swims taking place at beaches across Norfolk and Waveney.

It seems like a galaxy far, far away where toys linked to films were a cottage industry and not a multi-billion pound franchises, and where manufacturers and retailers could be doubtful about the success of a new film called Star Wars.

From Christmas markets to a Snowman and the Snowdog festive trail, you'll be Walking in the Air at these fantastic events this weekend.

What better way to celebrate the run-up to Christmas than by attending the gala opening of a new cinema.

Today is World Television Day, celebrating the power of the small screen to inspire, entertain and inform. Our readers and staff have been sharing their TV memories.

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