Welcome back to CineSecrets! We hope you enjoyed last week's historic clip from the North East Film Archive. How did you do with our questions? Which marsh was the racecourse built on? When did the final race meeting take place? What now stands on the site? Take a trip to Stockton Racecourse in the early 1960s From 1721, race meetings were held on three different sites near Stockton; first on The Carrs, then Tibbersely, moving on to a course on Mandale Bottom Marsh in September 1855. The course was alternatively known as Teesside Park or Stockton Racecourse. During its heyday, local factories were closed for the August race week, but after World War Two, it struggled to regain its popularity. The final day's racing took place at the course on Tuesday, June 16, 1981, with Suniti the last winner. South Durham, Hurworth and Cleveland hunt groups continued to use the track in 1985 and 1986, but the site was redeveloped at the Teesside Park retail and leisure complex, officially … [Read more...] about Did you test your knowledge of Stockton Racecourse?
PUBLISHED: 18:26 20 June 2018 Emma Knights SpeakUp theatre company is presenting LOVE (Watching Madness) at The Garage in Norwich. Photo: supplied by The Garage supplied by The Garage Two theatre companies featuring University of East Anglia graduates are preparing to take to a Norwich stage with a double bill of new shows. SpeakUp theatre company is presenting LOVE (Watching Madness) at The Garage in Norwich. Photo: supplied by The Garage We Talk Of Horses will present You Down There And Me Up Here meanwhile SpeakUp Theatre will perform LOVE (Watching Madness) at The Garage on Friday night. You Down There And Me Up Here is described as a fragmented journey into the minds of two maladjusted young men struggling to hang onto themselves in the face of crisis. LOVE (Watching Madness) is a one-woman exploration into mothers, daughters and bipolar disorder. They will be performed at 7pm on Friday at The Garage, in Chapel Field North. SpeakUp theatre company is presenting LOVE … [Read more...] about UEA graduates set to present double bill of new shows at Norwich venue
Opinion James Maddison has sealed a Premier League move to Leicester City Picture: LCFC/Plumb Images via Getty Archant James Maddison departed for the Premier League after repaying Norwich City’s faith many times over. Paddy Davitt assesses how big an impression he left and what his legacy may be in the years ahead You can debate whether James Maddison will be remembered as the best ever Norwich City player. What is not in doubt he is the most valuable. Not simply measured in a club record fee with Premier League Leicester City for the 21-year-old’s services. But perhaps the sheer, breathtaking scale of the mark up on the sum paid to Coventry City after one full season of football. That inflation may reflect the transfer market as a whole, where eight figures appears the going rate for a top flight footballer with plenty still to prove. James Maddison was a fitting winner of the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd But to secure a … [Read more...] about Paddy Davitt: A shimmering star and the sobering reality collide at Norwich City
PUBLISHED: 18:16 20 June 2018 Rowan Mantell Justen and Lynne Karlsson Picture: Karlsson family Archant Justen and Lynne Karlsson left East Anglia for a new life abroad – and eight years later are finally settled and keen to reconnect Justen and Lynne Karlsson are having the time of their lives in Cyprus – but the journey from home and career in Norfolk to becoming happy ex-pats was far from plain sailing. The couple left their home in Hainford, near Norwich, eight years ago, with a dream of living close to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. “We used to love to travel and both took an interest in the pharaohs of Egypt,” said Justen. “In 2008 Lynne’s daughter and family moved to Australia. We decided to have an adventure of our own,” We moved to Luxor and built a Nile-side villa. Everything was great, the local people accepted us and we learned the language to become quite proficient. “Then came the first revolution, and things … [Read more...] about The Norfolk couple who moved home so many times they lost touch with friends
Opinion PUBLISHED: 17:04 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 20 June 2018 James Maddison has joined Leicester City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Norwich City supporters are wishing James Maddison all the best after seeing his expected move to Premier League side Leicester City confirmed. Maddison has signed a five-year contract with the Foxes for an undisclosed fee, reported to be worth up to £24million with a series of potential add-ons, a club-record sale for the Canaries. The England Under-21 international’s former club, Coventry City, will be due a proportion of the multi-millon pound transfer as part of a sell-on fee negotiated when Maddison originally moved to Carrow Road in 2016. Maddison underwent a medical and finalised personal terms on Monday, after the Canaries accepted a bid from Leicester over the weekend. MORE: Maddison discusses his Norwich City exit Premier League rivals Southampton … [Read more...] about ‘Truly hope he goes on to achieve great things’ – Canaries fans wish Maddison well at Leicester