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PUBLISHED: 17:48 23 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:29 03 July 2010

What is it about steam that drives so many people crazy?

The antiquated, dirty, huffing, form of transport was given the heave-ho years ago - but still there is something about it that triggers true love.

What is it about steam that drives so many people crazy?

The antiquated, dirty, huffing, form of transport was given the heave-ho years ago - but still there is something about it that triggers true love.

The Lydia Eva is a case in point. Her launch as a floating museum tomorrow is something to be shouted about from the rooftops for people absolutely adore her - and it's not just grown up boys and their toys.

Wherever she has ventured she has attracted interest from heritage, steam, fishing and transport enthusiasts, for her appeal is as broad as the smiles of those who have achieved her restoration.

For years the drive to rescue her has been supported by the Yarmouth Mercury and readers have matched our interest buying fundraising bonds and backing the appeal.

So go along to see for yourself. It will cost you nothing to visit - although donations are encouraged, naturally. Many congratulations are due now the dream of steam has finally come true. It great to have her back.

Continuing the heritage theme how nice that the Victorian Society has named Great Yarmouth's seafront as the best in the country for its fine old buildings. The architecture with beautiful ironwork details, turrets and towers give an insight into its plush past, but it remains to be seen if future generations will be so admiring of some of our modern buildings…..

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