Rochdale Pensioners' Association

Holiday at Great Yarmouth 2014

Forty two members and guests of the Rochdale Pensioner’s Association left Rochdale Town Hall at 9.30am on Monday the 6th of October for a five day stay at Great Yarmouth. After a pleasant ride down with two stops for a break and lunch they arrived at the Nelson Hotel opposite the Wellington Pier on Marine Parade in plenty of time to unpack before a very pleasant three course meal followed by coffee. The evening was spent relaxing in the hotel bar and lounge. After breakfast, the following morning, the party left for a coach trip to Wroxham via the Norfolk Broads. In the afternoon the party visited the historic city of Norwich where a Blue Badge guide was waiting to meet them. The party spent an interesting hour learning all about the history of Norwich. This was followed by free time to explore the shops and sights of the city. The party returned in plenty of time for their evening meal. During the evening the hotel entertainment was Tracy, who was billed as “The lady with the beautiful singing voice.” On Wednesday the party visited Sheringham, a busy little resort with a sandy beach and seaside shops. This was followed by a visit to Cromer, a Victorian holiday resort with cliff top gardens and fishing boats. After the evening meal many of the party elected to go to the Pavilion Theatre to see The Summer Laughter Show. Thursday was a clear sunny day and a free day to explore the sights and locations of Great Yarmouth. After the evening meal the hotel entertainment was Gordon “The talented singer who plays the guitar.” Following a hearty breakfast the party left Great Yarmouth for the return journey to Rochdale. On the way home the party gave Emily Banister, the social secretary, a vote of thanks for arranging such a wonderful five day break..

Contact Information

Rochdale Pensioners' Association

Tel: 01706 660796

Meeting times

We meet once a month in the council chambers of the Town Hall

Next Meeting

Wednesday 11th of December 12 noon Rochdale Town Hall for the Christmas Party.