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The First World War had not long ended, jobs were in short supply and men needed work. The country embarked on a programme of building parks and other attractions, cheering up the country in difficult times and providing paid employment for hundreds of thousands of people. Gt Yarmouth was no exception to this, and in the 1920s work began on public pleasure gardens, a bowling green, yachting ponds ...

There is one thing that everybody knows about Norfolk. No, not Alan Partridge; not Bernard’s bootiful turkeys; not even Delia’s impassioned “Let’s be ’avin’ you” rant at Carrow Road. It’s that it’s very flat – which makes it the ideal place for cycling. Go at your own pace along country roads and specialist cycling tracks and enjoy the countryside, birdsong and those big, big skies that we are als...