Every single day looks back on November 2004 when Martin Brundle signed 400 copies of the new book

Every single day looks back on November 2004 when Martin Brundle signed 400 copies of the new book

Through photos and excerpts from the past 100 years in the Lynn News archives, All Our Days takes a look back at all the good sports from November 2004.

Martin Brundle took on a new high-speed challenge at the launch of his new book – signing more than 400 copies in record time.

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

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

The Millfleet Dominoes are about to cruise to the British National Singles Finals in Bridlington – a feat they have achieved over the past ten years.

Personalized T-shirts were donated by Will Brisnall.

The Millfleet Dominoes are about to cruise into the British National Singles Finals in Bridlington.  Returning from left, Brian Woods, Phil Ashby, Billy Valentine, Steve Castleton, John Saxton;  In the foreground are Carol Payne, George Payne, Ludzia Saxon, and Jane Valentine.  (MLNF-0411574)
The Millfleet Dominoes are about to cruise into the British National Singles Finals in Bridlington. Returning from left, Brian Woods, Phil Ashby, Billy Valentine, Steve Castleton, John Saxton; In the foreground are Carol Payne, George Payne, Ludzia Saxon, and Jane Valentine. (MLNF-0411574)

Louis Ealy, a Year 11 pupil at King’s Lane Edward VII High School, took home the British Youth Blind Athletics Championships with three gold medals and two British records.

The 15-year-old West Norfolk club member won the 100m in 13.3 seconds, broke another Briton’s best in the high jump at 1m70, and his third gold was in the discus.

Louis Ealy returning from the British Youth Blind Athletics Championships (MLNF-0411341)
Louis Ealy returning from the British Youth Blind Athletics Championships (MLNF-0411341)

One of cricket’s spontaneous funny men, the former Ray East Essex spinner, was the guest speaker at the West Norfolk Cricket League’s 25th Anniversary Dinner at the William Burt Centre, West Winch.

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

Pictured (from left) are league chairman Bob Riches, life member and speaker Dr John Burgess, former England and Middlesex player Peter Parfitt, Lane News publishing director David Dixon, league secretary Roger Edwards and chairman Steve Hayes.  (MLNF-04111101)
Pictured (from left) are league chairman Bob Riches, life member and speaker Dr John Burgess, former England and Middlesex player Peter Parfitt, Lane 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” at the age of 14, was awarded the Football Association’s Long Service Award.

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

Gordon Raspberry has been associated with Terrington F.C. since he played for the club
Gordon Raspberry who has been associated with Terrington FC since playing for the ‘Boys’ team at the age of 14, has been awarded the FA Long Service Award (MLNF-07PT11137)

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

These seven successful competitors included, from left, Emily Benner, Warren Weiss, Shane Lucas, Elaine Turner, Alex Havers, Nikki Reeves, and Charlotte Simpson.

From left, Emily Benner, Warren Weiss, Shane Lucas, Ellen Turner, Alex Havers, Nikki Reeves, and Charlotte Simpson (MLNF-07PT11360)
From left, Emily Benner, Warren Weiss, Shane Lucas, Ellen Turner, Alex Havers, Nikki Reeves, and Charlotte Simpson (MLNF-07PT11360)

Also in November 2007, a streak of West Norfolk rugby derby ran at Wisbech.

Despite shining in their new jerseys sponsored by the Norfolk Couch Factory and shorts sponsored by Garbin Furniture and Interior Design, WNRUFC fell by 11 points to nil against their local rivals in a closely contested game.

Line Motion of West Norfolk Rugby Derby in Wisbeck (MLNF-07AF11152)
Line Motion of West Norfolk Rugby Derby in Wisbeck (MLNF-07AF11152)

In November 2008 a photo call was made to the Lynn Warriors Swimming Club after the Club Championships held at the St James’ Pool in Lynn.

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

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