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Monday, July 5, 2010

Radio Car Travelogue 5 - 9 July


Monday and the intermediate new system for St.Augustines comes into force. Right - project engineer Tim Ellis explained what's happened. Pic 1 Pitt St to St.Augustines. Pic 2 Edward St. to Pitt St. Pic 3 Magpie Road looking towards St.Augustines junction. To take a virtual tour of the new gyratory go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5_mpiX_Sic

Pic 1. Eric Kett (right) and Town Clerk Steven Ford talk about the proposal to put luxury housing in the woodland surrounding Eric's house (in the background). We also took calls from other concerned residents who've walked the woods for many years and one man who runs an archery club there was very concerned that they'd lose their 'home'.
Then I drove to Fairhaven School at South Walsham where Ena Mallett was gently ushering the youngsters across the road. Do they all know that she's a 7th Dan Back belt in Ju-Jitsu? She's been flattered by all the attention from the national media but she's a very gracious unassuming woman who's fit as a fiddle at the age of 77!

Wednesday 7th July and what a sunrise some of you whitnessed! Chris Goreham took this one on the way to work! I went out to the fire I'd been reporting since 4am at Harleston. It broke out in a row of houses on The Thoroughfare yesterday afternoon. The closure of the road on the one way system meant a long detour for some. My pictures can be found on the BBC news website and on Look East.

Thursday morning and TWO railway stations. First, at Thorpe Station no trains were leaving because of a problem with the swing bridge at Trowse. It's been trouble for years and eventually they decided that trains could cross it - but slowly. At least they were able to depart for London and Cambridge. It's like pulling up a drawbridge! Then to Aylsham Station on the Bure Valley Railway. Their car park is about to be reduced so that 8 units for young people can be built. Pictured are County Councillor Paul Rice (left) and Broadland District Councillor Ian Graham. There's a Town Council meeting tonight in Aylsham Town Hall - anyone can go.
Friday 9th July and a man who'll be watching Holland perform on Sunday is Johan Bolling. Originally from the Netherlands, Johan will be with friends drinking a well known lager when his team play Spain in the World Cup Final. The day before (i.e. tomorrow) Nicola Bachelor will marry Aaron Wells in Norwich Cathedral. The service (tuxedo compulsory) begins at 5pm. By the time they're married the Lord Mayors procession will have reached Tombland and the organisers have made provision for their wedding car to tag on! Later the reception at Carrow Road is themed with James Bond in mind with real Bond girls, a casino and all the trimmings. By invitation only I should add!

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