Monday, November 6, 2017

Half a century has passed since the huge autumn herring fishery finally petered out, a concept deemed impossible and unthinkable in its hey-day.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A community has rallied round to replace a life saving defibrillator which was destroyed by vandals.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

The mother of a seven-year-old girl whose life was saved by a defibrillator has said she is “devastated” after a life-saving machine she installed for the benefit of the community has been destroyed by vandals.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

The old sea shanty about a “fire up aloft, fire down below” urged the crew to “fetch a bucket of water, boys.” Earlier verses reported fires breaking out in various parts of the ship. My seafaring father told me that a 
mariner’s greatest fear was a fire on board.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Nowadays you can stroll along Gorleston promenade without spotting a single vessel at sea whereas a few decades ago there were plenty. Sailing past along the coast, or heading in and out of the harbour, a variety of shipping would have been evident.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ANOTHER new year, an appropriate time to put the past behind and make resolutions for the future. In my case, it seems an ideal opportunity to embark on one of my occasional efforts to “clear the decks” and deal with some items received perhaps years ago but, to my shame, have never resurfaced to be given my full attention.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

FOR those in peril on the sea... That line from the mariners’ favourite hymn, Eternal Father, Strong to Save, so often has a local resonance when vessels are in danger, stricken crews are at the mercy of the waves and stout-hearted would-be rescuers fearlessly risk their own lives in the cause of preventing others’ deaths.

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