Readers' Letters

On the road in time for the wedding


I bought my first car, a 1955 Standard 8 in 1964 from a friend for £135. It was an 803cc model, topread more

The day I ‘stole’ a car

Graham Batty Bungay

I bought my first car in 1974, a nine-year-old, olive green Austin 1100 with a tan interior, which I was soon happilyread more

Monty Norman and the hot tar


How time passes, “Monty” Norman living in Mulbarton. My father, a local roadman, used to be invited to have his dinner, sandwiches,read more

Shopping in Magdalen Street

Barry Harvey Hellesdon, Norwich

Last month’s letter about Magdalen Street in the 1950s brought back memories of being taken shopping there as a child. I wasread more

It’s Matt Monro

Ken Jameson Old Catton, Norwich

In the Memory Lane section on page 90, you featured, with the Winters, Matt Monro. I would respectfully point out that Matt’sread more

Grandfather Frederick and the model yachts

D E FREEMAN Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich

Several issues back a distant cousin of mine wrote a letter about my grandfather Frederick Thomas Freeman, a ferryman in Norwich aroundread more

My mother’s school reports

WILLIAM CHAPMAN Roughton, Norwich

I have discovered three of my mother’s school reports from West Winch School in west Norfolk for the years 1917 and more

Referendum – the plural question is answered

Ray Whiley Eaton, Norwich

“There is some debate on whether the plural of referendum should be referenda or referendums” (Peter Sargent, Word of the Month, July).read more

Aboard the good ship Magellan

John Mason Lowestoft

Picking a 14-night cruise from Tilbury to the Canaries in March made me wonder about storm force winds! More than three daysread more

Rock ‘n’ rollers by the seaside


In response to the article ‘Rock Around The Museum’ (June), earlier this year I was invited by Colin Scott, of the Timeread more

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