Just short of 18,000 watched Norwich City Legends take on Inter Forever at Carrow Road in May Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Following the announcement of a celebration game for Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin at Carrow Road, David Freezer takes a closer look at the details of the big day – and the tantalising possibilities involved The success of this year’s Carrow Road legends game against Inter Milan has played a big part in the charity match which has been announced to celebrate the Canaries careers of Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin.Almost 18,000 fans enjoyed some fun in the sun back in May, as the likes of Bryan Gunn, Mark Bowen and Darren Eadie took on an Inter team including Jurgen Klinsmann, Marco Materazzi and Francesco Toldo. It marked this year’s 25th anniversary of City’s famous Uefa Cup run and raised funds for the Community Sports Foundation’s new hub, The Nest, near … [Read more...] about Success of first legends game teed up chance of further Carrow Road fun for good causes
PUBLISHED: 14:32 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:34 12 December 2018 The PinkUn Show returns to cover all Norwich City bases from down the pub, with Michael Bailey and guests. Archant Our interactive Norwich City fanzine The PinkUn Show is LIVE from The Woolpack to discuss all the big Canaries talking points. Another injury-time winner, another three points, another dollop of national ignorance – all the more reason to tuck into some proper and informed Norwich City fun with our latest edition of The PinkUn Show, with all the Canaries chat and reaction you could wish for.Host Michael Bailey is joined by this week’s top guests: Eastern Daily Press columnist and City statto David ‘Spud’ Thornhill plus Vital Norwich editor Nathan Tuck, plus his son Callum.You can watch and interact with The PinkUn Show LIVE every Wednesday on the PinkUn’s Facebook page – while this week, we are also trialling the show being streamed live on Twitter via @pinkun as … [Read more...] about WATCH: We’re having moose for dessert – The PinkUn Show #160 LIVE on all things Norwich City
PUBLISHED: 16:44 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:48 12 December 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes Campaigners David Hurdle and James Thomson are calling for better bus and train links in north Norfolk. Picture: Archant ALLY McGILVRAY Campaigners have described transport links at a north Norfolk railway station as “dreadful, frustrating, and appalling” as new figures reveal it gained 10,000 passengers over the past year. Campaigners David Hurdle and James Thomson are calling for better bus and train links in north Norfolk. Picture: ArchantFigures from the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) have shown the number of passengers using Sheringham station has increased from 209,952 in 2016-17, to 221,480 in 2017-18.And campaigners in north Norfolk described the increase as substantial, and said they are calling on Sanders Coaches, who run the Coasthopper bus service, and Greater Anglia rail company to work together to offer the station’s users a more cohesive … [Read more...] about ‘Dreadful, frustrating, appalling’
PUBLISHED: 11:19 12 December 2018 David Powles A busy Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth during the last few weeks of the summer holidays. August 2014. Picture: James Bass Archant Norfolk © 2014 I’m going to use my column this week to set you a little challenge.If you were asked to recommend your top 10 towns, villages, or city in Norfolk to visit, what would they be? After a fair bit of soul searching, this would be my current pick. I’ll share them in the style of the music chart run down so as to increase the tension even further!10 - Great Yarmouth. Some are put off by the kiss-me-quick culture, lighten up I say and just enjoy the ride (literally).9 - Horning. Hire a boat, head to the pub or just gaze at the water. A great place to visit.8 - Blakeney. Take a stroll and enjoy Norfolk solitude at its best.7 - Wroxham. I love a potter around and there’s also a surprising amount of things to do. 6 - Wymondham. A very under-rated town, … [Read more...] about In at 10 Great Yarmouth! What would be in your top 10 of Norfolk’s towns and villages?
Video John Carrick, Owner of Swanton Morley Darby's, which is set to reopen with renovation Archant The finishing touches to a once-popular village pub are eagerly underway ahead of its reopening after undergoing a major refurbishment. Darby’s in Swanton Morley, near Dereham, closed earlier this year but was taken on again by the man who first brought its vision to life three decades ago.John Carrick, of Carrick and Son, has owned the building since 1946 when it was originally made up of two farm cottages.During the eighties he oversaw the project to transform it into a pub to help fulfil a need in the village.Following its original opening in 1988, Mr Carrick ran the pub with a manager for 20 years before leasing it out. But after the previous tenant ceased trading, he decided to take on the challenge of running it once again with a new management team by his side.Mr Carrick has spent “in excess of £50,000” on the revamp and hours of labour in the … [Read more...] about Pub gets ready to become heart of village again following £50,000 revamp