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The Troll Cart, Great Yarmouth

Ralph shows he’s all heart at The Troll Cart

Ralph and Linda Wainwright chose to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at The Troll Cart (Great Yarmouth).

The pair booked the Wetherspoon hotel for a short break and used it as a base to explore the local area with their sons Craig and David.

Ralph, a retired printer, said: “We really enjoyed it. The hotel was very good – and the staff were excellent, giving us a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to mark the occasion. They also decorated the room with banners and balloons, which was lovely.”

The family visited the North Norfolk Railway, as well as Sheringham, Norwich and The Britannia Pier at Great Yarmouth.

Asked what the secret of a long marriage is, Ralph replied: “I don’t know. People say Linda deserves a medal for putting up with me.”

Indeed, Linda had her Scarborough honeymoon cut short because Leeds United fan Ralph wanted to get back to see the 1973 FA Cup semi final against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Maine Road, Manchester.

But he likes to think that he made it up to Linda by taking her on many visits to Austria, where his mother was born, and – for the couple’s 25th anniversary, on an uninterrupted tour of the southern United States, Mexico and Hawaii.

The Troll Cart’s pub manager, Todd Inns, said: “Ralph and Linda are a lovely couple – and we were so pleased that they chose our hotel as their base for the anniversary holiday.”

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