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Fancy a cup of tea and a biscuit?  What about a piece of cake… perhaps a scone… or maybe a crumpet… or a muffin...? Or how about a proper afternoon tea? That most quintessential of English customs has recently enjoyed a resurgence, tempting us with naughty treats and turning an ordinary afternoon into a special occasion. While the custom of drinking tea goes back millennia to ancient China, King C...

Roll up, roll up, for a story about the greatest show on earth – well, Great Yamouth… the story of the world famous Hippodrome Circus! Built in 1903 by the legendary showman George Gilbert, the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome was one of many purpose-built circus buildings put up around the country at a time when circuses were the number one form of entertainment. There were six in Great Yarmouth alone, ...

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 ...

Think about a beach. What comes to mind? Miles of soft white sand lapped by gentle turquoise waves? Sun on your skin? A parasol moved by a soft breeze? Making sandcastles; eating ice cream; paddling in the shallows; sunburned shoulders? Sounds lovely. But some of us yearn for a different scenario. Our beach is wide and empty. There are miles of soft sand, but ours is pounded by rolling surf. The s...

The wide open sands of our local beaches aren’t attractive only to our visitors – from November to early February, hundreds of grey seals choose them as the perfect place to breed. And staying in Winterton gives our guests a fabulous opportunity to be part of the whole amazing spectacle. The females arrive first and, within a day or two, the white, big-eyed babies everyone wants to see are born. ...