Letter of the week: The Evening News’ April Fool article was not such a senseless idea

PUBLISHED: 11:40 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:45 08 October 2018

Swainsthorpe by Norwich

Swainsthorpe by Norwich


The spoof article, “We’re on track for a gigantic new rail hub at Swainsthorpe” written by Avril (April in French) Fish about Dr Olaf Pirol, (an anagram — April Fool) made very amusing reading, but is it such a senseless idea? (Evening News April 1).

Trevor Lewis wrote a letter in the previous night’s Evening News which also makes sense, unless that was a lampoon letter as well, but one day too early

‘Norwich needs a new station’ (Evening News March 31).

Councillor John Fuller, leader of South Norfolk Council, should concentrate on delivering the Long Stratton bypass which has been a parody for almost 50 years instead of partaking in a little burlesque!

Both these major infrastructure projects could be considered seriously rather than being the subject of amusement — and perhaps a new Mayor for East

Anglia may deliver such major infrastructure notions under the devolution proposals. Should they ever came to fruition, then Dunston Hall could be renamed the ‘Railway Tavern’.

Cllr Tim East,Lib/Dem County Councillor for Costessey

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