Tourists meet mayor of Great Yarmouth after decades of coming on holiday

Yarmouth Mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne invites John and Muriel Greenock who have been holidaying in Yar

Yarmouth Mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne invites John and Muriel Greenock who have been holidaying in Yarmouth every year for more than 45 years to tea at the Town Hall. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A couple who have been coming on holiday to Great Yarmouth for nearly half a century have met the mayor for tea.

Holidaymakers John and Muriel Greenock from Edinburgh have been coming to Great Yarmouth for 45 year

Holidaymakers John and Muriel Greenock from Edinburgh have been coming to Great Yarmouth for 45 years on their holidays. Picture: James Bass. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

John and Muriel Greenock have been visiting the resort since 1970.

To celebrate this, and Mrs Greenock's 75th birthday, their children contacted the council to ask if they could meet the mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne.

MORE: Holidaysmakers' heartbreak at 'decline' of Great YarmouthThey enjoyed tea and cakes in the mayor's chamber at the Town Hall this week and spoke to the borough's tourism chief Alan Carr about what has changed in the town over the years.

Mr Greenock said: 'We just love the place, but it's a shame certain things have been left to go down.'

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Great Yarmouth showfolk summer season Mike and Bernie Winters and a young Mike Yarwood as Britannia Pier show opens Dated: 9th June 1967

Mrs Greenock agreed, saying they used to love going to shows in the evenings but there is less to do nowadays as things shut earlier, but they said they had no plans to not come back.


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They said the weekend of the Wheels Festival was the busiest they'd seen in years.

Holidaymakers John and Muriel Greenock from Edinburgh have been coming to Great Yarmouth for 45 year

Holidaymakers John and Muriel Greenock from Edinburgh have been coming to Great Yarmouth for 45 years on their holidays. Picture: James Bass. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

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