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All Our Yesterdays takes a look back to November 2004 when Martin Brundle signed 400 copies of new book





With pictures and cuttings from the last 100 years in the Lynn News archives, All Our Yesterdays takes a look back at all the good sports from November 2004.

Martin Brundle was faced with a new high speed challenge at the launch of his new book – signing more than 400 copies in record time.

At least 500 fans queued at the Brundle family’s Volkswagen dealership at North Lynn to meet the ex-racing driver and buy copies of his new book, Working the Wheel.

Martin Brundle launches his new book Working The Wheel in November 2004 (MLNF-0411818)
Martin Brundle launches his new book Working The Wheel in November 2004 (MLNF-0411818)

The Millfleet dominoes team are about to set off for the British National Singles finals in Bridlington – a feat they had achieved for the last ten years.

The personalised shirts were donated by Will Presnall.

The Millfleet dominoes team about to set off for the British National Singles finals in Bridlington. Back from left, Brian Woods, Phil Ashby, Billy Valentine, Steve Castleton, John Saxton; front, Carol Payne, George Payne, Lodzia Saxon and Jane Valentine. (MLNF- 0411574)
The Millfleet dominoes team about to set off for the British National Singles finals in Bridlington. Back from left, Brian Woods, Phil Ashby, Billy Valentine, Steve Castleton, John Saxton; front, Carol Payne, George Payne, Lodzia Saxon and Jane Valentine. (MLNF- 0411574)

Lewis Ely, a Year 11 pupil at Lynn’s King Edward VII High School, returned home from the Junior British Blind Athletics Championships with three gold medals and two British records.

The 15-year-old West Norfolk AC member won the 100m in 13.3secs, smashed another British best in the high jump at 1m 70, and his third gold was in discus.

Lewis Ely returns from the Junior British Blind Athletics Championships (MLNF-0411341)
Lewis Ely returns from the Junior British Blind Athletics Championships (MLNF-0411341)

Former Essex spinner Ray East, one of cricket’s spontaneous funny men, was guest speaker at West Norfolk Cricket League’s 25th anniversary dinner at the William Burt Centre, West Winch.

Also pictured (from left) are league president Bob Riches, life member and speaker Dr John Burgess, former England and Middlesex player Peter Parfitt, Lynn News publishing director David Dixon, league secretary Roger Edwards and chairman Steve Hayes.

Pictured (from left) are league president Bob Riches, life member and speaker Dr John Burgess, former England and Middlesex player Peter Parfitt, Lynn News publishing director David Dixon, league secretary Roger Edwards and chairman Steve Hayes. (MLNF-04111101)
Pictured (from left) are league president Bob Riches, life member and speaker Dr John Burgess, former England and Middlesex player Peter Parfitt, Lynn News publishing director David Dixon, league secretary Roger Edwards and chairman Steve Hayes. (MLNF-04111101)

In November 2007, Gordon Rasberry – “Raz” – who had been associated with Terrington FC since he played for the “Lads” side at the age of 14, receives a Football Association long service award.

The presentation was made by Roger Howlett of the Norfolk FA, watched by the Terrington team and county officials. Gordon had a long playing career, and was either chairman or secretary of both Saturday and Sunday teams, and was still running the line at the age of 76.

Gordon Rasberry who had been associated with Terrington FC since he played for the “Lads” side at the age of 14, receives a Football Association long service award.(MLNF-07PT11137)
Gordon Rasberry who had been associated with Terrington FC since he played for the “Lads” side at the age of 14, receives a Football Association long service award.(MLNF-07PT11137)

November 2007: The Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do had several West Norfolk students taking part in the British Championships at the Nottingham Arena.

These seven were among the successful competitors, from left, Emily Benefer, Warren Vice, Shane Lucas, Ellen Turner, Alex Havers, Niki Reeves and Charlotte Simpson.

From left, Emily Benefer, Warren Vice, Shane Lucas, Ellen Turner, Alex Havers, Niki Reeves and Charlotte Simpson (MLNF-07PT11360)
From left, Emily Benefer, Warren Vice, Shane Lucas, Ellen Turner, Alex Havers, Niki Reeves and Charlotte Simpson (MLNF-07PT11360)

Also in November 2007, a lineout action from the West Norfolk rugby derby at Wisbech.

Although resplendent in their new shirts sponsored by the Norfolk Sofa Factory and shorts sponsored by Jarben Bespoke Furniture and Interiors, WNRUFC went down by 11 points to nil away to their local rivals in a fiercely-contested game.

Lineout action from the West Norfolk rugby derby at Wisbech (MLNF-07AF11152)
Lineout action from the West Norfolk rugby derby at Wisbech (MLNF-07AF11152)

In November 2008, a photo-call for Lynn Warriors Swimming Club following the club championships held at St James’ Pool in Lynn.

November 2008: A photo-call for Lynn Warriors Swimming Club following the club championships held at St James’ Pool in Lynn. (MLNF-08AM11213)
November 2008: A photo-call for Lynn Warriors Swimming Club following the club championships held at St James’ Pool in Lynn. (MLNF-08AM11213)

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