Reader’s letter: Do you remember Norma and Alan Ray at the Greasy Spoon cafe?
- Credit: Archant
I read your article last week about the possible move of the association for the blind on Hall Quay.
Seeing the picture brought back some memories and a quest that I have been meaning to follow up for years.
The current building was probably built late 1969 or 1970 as before it was a cafe called the Greasy Spoon during the 60s run by my parents Norma and Alan Ray.
My mum often boasted she made hamburgers for the American forces. I only have the one picture of the building and one of my father behind the counter.
I have memories of sitting on the balcony eating ice cream , the train running along the quay, the trees, walking to the post office on the corner and playing with the ramps to the golden galleon boat.
You may also want to watch:
I know the cafe had a coffee club and on the card it said for the young at heart.
It was quite a prominent building as everyday thousands of people would pass it coming over Haven Bridge.
- 1 Four fish and chip shops listed among the best in the country
- 2 Man staged his own kidnap to get ransom from his family
- 3 Watch our virtual tour of Pleasure Beach's new Snails and Fairytales ride
- 4 Council to splash out £1.9m on Great Yarmouth town centre
- 5 Delivery driver fined for 'flagrant' seafront stunt caught on CCTV
- 6 Hotel and restaurant for sale for £150,000 less two years on
- 7 Trio from Great Yarmouth charged with Norwich betting shop robbery
- 8 Asda says redundancy 'last option' for bakery staff
- 9 New surface planned for 'muddy' track popular with walkers
- 10 Deliveroo to launch in Great Yarmouth with 45 restaurants signed up