Lydia Eva returns to Yarmouth

Fishing nostalgia will get up a head of steam when the Lydia Eva returns to Great Yarmouth to celebrate her 80th birthday.After a successful first season moored on South Quay the world's last herring drifter is back at Small's Lowestoft base where volunteers are helping engineers, shipwrights and carpenters complete the work to enable her to steam back to Yarmouth in May.

Fishing nostalgia will get up a head of steam when the Lydia Eva returns to Great Yarmouth to celebrate her 80th birthday.

After a successful first season moored on South Quay the world's last herring drifter is back at Small's Lowestoft base where volunteers are helping engineers, shipwrights and carpenters complete the work to enable her to steam back to Yarmouth in May.

Donna Watson, trustee of the Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Trust which cares for both boats, said they plan to have her in full working order by March 31.