Our favourite stories from Great Yarmouth this week
Archant, Norfolk 2017
It’s been a busy week, so here we take a look back at some of our favourite stories.
To mark Red Hat Society Day on April 25 around 100 women across East Anglia gathered at the St George’s Theatre, in Great Yarmouth, and the borough’s mayor Malcolm Bird hosted the group.
They were celebrating 19 years since the society formed in America in 1998.
A young table tennis star is taking part in a national championship. Darcy Brewer, 10, from Caister Junior School, is taking part in the Butterfly Schools’ National Individual Table Tennis Championships.
Over 350 players representing 50 counties will gather in Wolverhampton on Saturday for the finals.
For most visitors the Time and Tide Museum’s new Titanic exhibition is a glimpse into one of the most significant of historical events.
However, for 31-year-old Matthew Day the Great Yarmouth exhibition also provides an insight into the short life of one of his relatives, who died on the ship’s maiden voyage. This is because among the thousands of names listed as being on board the doomed ship is the one of Frederick Wright - the brother of his great, great grandmother.
The pitter patter of tiny paws can once again be heard in the home haunted by the death of seven-month-old puppy Benji. Tiddles, a seven-week-old Lhasa Apso-Chihuahua cross, is settling into life with new owner Susan Walker, of Cobholm Close, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth.
It comes less than a month after Benji, Miss Walker’s cockapoo, was found drowned by burglars in her family home. The puppy was a gift from Tequila Barnard, a complete stranger to Miss Walker, who was moved by Benji’s tragic tale.
The Hippodrome Circus has presented East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) with a £4,900 donation for the charity’s nook appeal. Hippodrome owners Peter and Christine Jay signed up to the nook business network scheme in 2014, pledging to raise £15,000 for the appeal.
They have exceeded their target by raising £17,600, most of which came from collections from audiences at the end of performances. The Jays handed over their latest donation of £4,900 with the help of the cast of Pirates Live!, which has just finished its run at the seafront attraction.
Pole Fusion was based at the Oasis Sports and Leisure Club in Pound Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, but has now moved to Great Yarmouth.
Based within BWell Gym at Bessemeer Way in the Harfreys Industrial Estate, the club offers a complete fitness class timetable with over 25 classes a week and a variety of pole courses, aerial hoop courses and taster sessions.
A scheme has been taking place between Premier Inn in Runham Vauxhall, Great Yarmouth and organisations which help young people and those out of work improve their skills. Five young people have been supported by the Anchorage Trust and Inspired Youth charities for the past two months to prepare them for their takeover of the hotel and neighbouring restaurant.
Operations manager at Premier Inn Great Yarmouth Csilla Kisfoldi said the charities were giving young people a second chance, and the hotel was delighted they could help out.
She added: “Our hope is that the last six weeks, culminating in their time at Premier Inn today, will help Ryan, Enya, Steph, Justin and Amy learn valuable skills and help them take the first step in their careers. “It’s been a pleasure to have them at the hotel today.”