1921, North Walsham
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"Don't Hang Around on The Town Clock."
The Clock Tower has been the focal point of North Walsham ever since it was built. I'm sure countless people have used it as a meeting place over the years. Latterly it has became synonymous for the younger generations to loaf about on when there has been nothing better to do. During the 70s I was a teenager in the town and a regular stern warning from Mother was "Don't hang about on the town clock." This was difficult to avoid as all my mates would meet up there.
Canon Peter Nicholson
I was a pupil at the Paston Grammar School from 1936-42. It was a wonderful school where boys from all over N.E. Norfolk made many friends so that when they left school and started work in the area, they co-operated in so many ways. Major Percy Pickford D.S.O., M.C. (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) was the headmaster. He had served with great distinction in the First World War and was very keen that we should all join the school Cadet Corps. During the war, the East Lancashire Regiment drilled in the playground and we all stood around and watched and looked forward to the day when we could join the Forces. On the playing field, the soldiers would carry out signalling practice with Aldis lamps so I leaned the Morse Code so I could note down what they were saying. This served me in good stead when at seventeen and a half I joined the Royal Corps of Signals and served in Italy and India. I bought my first foreign... Read more