promenade gets quite bare for a stretch. However, it
remains vibrant across the wide road that lines the
Countless arcades and fish & chip shops look out to sea.
northernmost point of the Golden Mile, sits Britannia
What used to greet me early is now my halfway point. At
the base, an arcade. Numerous sideshows line the centre,
as you walk to the end, and people in bars look out to
sea, or to the absolutely vast beach Great Yarmouth has.
I looked out myself, observing a man attempting to fly a
kite. The kite did not comply; instead, it kept hitting
him on the head.
At the very end of the pier is a small amusement park,
tucked behind the main attraction: The theatre.
I noticed an array of stars were booked: Cannon & Ball
and the Grumbleweeds, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale and
others. Big stars - I feel proud that Great Yarmouth can
still attract such a galaxy.
The Chuckle Brothers were performing 'Pirates of the
River Rother'. Not quite as catchy as the previous
yearís 'Barry Potty and the Chamberpot of Secrets', but
Iím sure the content was equally funny.
For me, the most excitement came around 15 years ago. I
was on the Pier, and Bobby Ball strolled right past me,
saying hello to all the slack-jawed bystanders.
Britannia Pier. Photo: Graeme
The Chuckle Brothers at Britannia Pier Photo: