Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Clive’s father, Jack, likes nothing better than what he calls a ‘proper dinner’, an English midday meal consisting of roast meat (preferably beef) and potatoes, peas, carrots, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy.
Jack has fond memories of spending time with his late wife at Yarmouth, aka Great Yarmouth, a 250 year-old English seaside resort with a pier, amusement arcades, fast food, and a long stretch beach on the North Sea. Yarmouth is on England’s Norfolk coast, just north of Jack and Clive’s native Suffolk.When we asked Jack where he’d like to go for a day outing, he suggested Yesterday’s World, a tourist attraction on Yarmouth‘s main strip. We readily agreed, knowing how Jack loves to step back in time and revisit the history and popular culture of his youth.
The exhibit was well done, and afterwards Jack was delighted to find the cafeteria he and his wife once frequented still in business.
The roast dinner was unusual in having two kinds of potatoes, roast and boiled. Jack and Clive both reported the meat was not as tender as it should have been (I had an omelette). Clive said he thought it was probably the best you could expect for only £4.95.
It was a great day out with Jack, always made just that much better when we can find him a proper dinner.