Were you in It’s A Knockout team?

The Great Yarmouth It’s a Knockout squad performed miracles in the early Seventies, becoming champions of Great Britain and representing their country in Berlin and in the Roman amphitheatre at Verona, Italy.

The squad went through very rigorous training sessions, devised and supervised by the team leader and trainer Arthur Bowles.

The games in these two magnificent stadiums culminated in the squad being invited to take part in the initial Christmas It’s a Knockout with the Dutch team from Alpen de Rhine in an indoor arena in their home town.

This event was the first colour Christmas broadcast on BBC television in the UK.

A year later the team featured in full colour on the front cover of the Radio Times.

Did you take part in any of the training sessions at the Drill Hall, the old Marina Centre, Pleasure Beach, or in the outdoor training runs? Were you a part of this squad?

Anyone who took part in any of the training sessions, or in any part of any of the activities that led up to this historic event, is invited to attend a reunion at the King’s Arms on Northgate Street on Friday, May 20 from 7.30pm.

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Please ring 01493 858462 any evening for further information.