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Plenty going on at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 

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The Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre, in association with the Mission to Seafarers, had a stall and the profits will be shared with the Mission.  The stall was selling various maritime-linked articles and sand art; as well as their now famous buzzwire challenge game with a prize of tea for two at the Imperial Hotel

The team of dedicated volunteers is manning the stall over the two days, supported by the Port chaplain and directors

All proceeds from this event will be used towards the refurbishment of the toilets and shower room at the centre

As you walk around the Festival on the quay, you can hear the sounds of shanty singing groups, including one which sang a shanty to the tune of the hymn ‘Be Thou My Vision’

MARITIME FESTIVAL 2017 GThe Mayor, Cllr Robinson-Payne, and Mayoress visited the event and had a great time roaming about and chatting will many people

There were many stalls selling items including handmade jewellery, ceramics, children’s toys, decorative pieces, painting lessons, squids corner, and many seafaring related charitable support organisations

There were many types of sea craft moored: both sail and engine.  Gardline’s Triton (a seemingly massive ship) had its gangplank down and was inviting visitors aboard

 

People were thronging everywhere and having a really great time: aided by the added bonus of sunny weather as opposed the the recent forecasts of otherwise


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If you would like to volunteer to be part of the dedicated team at the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre supporting our seafarers from all over the world, please call or email:
Rev Peter Paine at portchaplain@keme.co.uk or telephone 07788 111 823 

 


Nadene Chandler reports on the Yarmouth Mercury website:
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The 2017 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is in full swing, here’s what you can expect to see and do

There’s a range of boats that have docked in at South Quay. You can go aboard the George Stephenson, which is new for this year. The ship is made completely from recycled materials; there is nothing new on it

One of the world’s largest remaining wooden tall ships, the Kaskelot is also docked for visitors to look around and steam drifter, Lydia Eva is also welcoming visitors aboard

CPV Alert, a vessel for the Border Force, Lifeboats Samarbeta and Laura Moncur and boat, MTB102 which has had its time to shine in 1976 film, The Eagle has landed are also docked up

There are performances throughout the festival from singers, bands, and groups from as close as Great Yarmouth to as far as Barcelona

The East Norfolk Militia has shows on throughout both days. Expect some dastardly deeds and plenty of gun powder

The DLR Freestyle Jet Ski display team will be performing on the water, with a range of stunts from backflips and barrel rolls to submarines and fountains in the river

There are lots of free fun things to get involved with, from watching a Punch and Judy performance, getting stuck in with some arts and crafts and try your hand at spinning

For more information on the Maritime Festival, visit http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/maritime-festival/
 


10th September
Nadene Chandler reports on the Yarmouth Mercury website:

Day two of the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is ready to set sail


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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Picture: Nick Butcher



Crowds flocked to South Quay in Great Yarmouth yesterday as the first day of the annual Maritime Festival delighted visitors with a range of attractions - with even more to come today
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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Picture: Nick Butcher



Visitors enjoyed the grand parade, making arts and crafts and watching performances

There were a variety of stalls for visitors to enjoy. These included, craft stalls selling preserves, decorations and ornaments. There were also a range of stalls serving food, for sweets to waffle’s and sausages to Hemsby Herring

Today, enjoy performances of Punch and Judy at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm and art clases at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

The East Norfolk Militia will be performing again today, expect some dastardly deeds and plenty of gun powder
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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Picture: Nick Butcher



All boats and vessels are moored up to see and visitors are welcome aboard some of them

To close this year’s festivities, there will be a closing ceremony at 4.45pm

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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Sea shanty songs are performed to entertain the crowds. Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Charlotte Joyce with Horatio and Lofty. Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Picture: Nick Butcher


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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Sea shanty songs are performed to entertain the crowds. Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Sea shanty songs are performed to entertain the crowds. Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Andy Andrews from the Inner State theatre company. Picture: Nick Butcher


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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Andy Andrews and Christine Bissell Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Arthur Boreham in traditional costume. Picture: Nick Butcher



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Thousands of people flock to the Yarmouth Maritime festival. Martyn Monks in traditional costume. Picture: Nick Butcher