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Here’s to 2019! Editor’s Letter

Here’s to 2019. Join us and celebrate!

Welcome to the first edition of The Marlpit produced in and looking forward to 2019 – our cover picture of Coltishall’s January sunrise hopefully predicts good news. Much is changing in the world, and the UK. And here at The Marlpit, we thought this issue might look at both the past and future – local experts bridging both topics editorially with “bridges” (including one in particular!) in mind. Hopefully to ensure our futures here in our special community with happiness, safety, commercial progress, transport and residential stability in particular.

Bridges have carried our populations for centuries – and historians Mary Hardy, Margaret Bird – and Coltishall resident John Pitchers – talk of them here. But not only is it about bridge history. We are reporting a view on our area’s future by our Broadland District Councillor Jo Copplestone who also believes mounting traffic over a bridge is key! Turn to Pages 10. We also thank other contributors, all those who send us content.

And advertisers. We are always looking for more about you, local people, organisations and event organisers. Here our ever changing team of volunteers at The Marlpit, produce and deliver it totally free and in the past year we have moved to colour throughout the magazine, more coverage (and space when necessary) and new thinking, including online presence of The Marlpit.

We also welcome new helpers Katie Barry, Susan Stevenson, Daniel Barry – and thankfully David Pye our stalwart from the past decade, who has agreed to continue aiding us, a vital role with lots of thanks from us to him.

BUT we still need more helper s… if you would like to join us?

Particularly deliverers and an advertising sales and admin per son.

Paul Thomas, Chairman, and Your Marlpit Team

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