Leisure centre appeals for stories and photographs to help mark its 40th anniversary
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The team behind a north Norfolk health club have asked for people to share their memories, stories and photographs of the venue for a timeline project and 'memory capsule' to mark its 40th anniversary.
Rossis in North Walsham hopes to unveil the results of the project at a celebration planned for this summer, which will also mark the first anniversary of JR's at the centre - an Americana-themed diner, adventure park and bowling alley.
Owner, Bruce Rossi, said: 'Rossis has built a notable reputation over the past four decades and has become a mainstay in North Walsham. 'Our ethos remains an absolute passion for bringing the community together.
'Rossis has seen a huge amount of action in its 40-year history and we can't wait for the next 40 years.
'But first, we get to celebrate our first birthday at JR's.
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'It's been almost a year since we re-opened the doors bearing a brand-new name and new look for our revamped destination for family fun all badged up under the new identity.'
The new venue got its name as a nod to John Rossi, Bruce's father - known as JR - who started the original business in 1987 as North Walsham Indoor Bowls Club.
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The celebration will follow an appearance by squash legend 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop at the venue in late May, also held to mark the 40th anniversary.
Mr Willstrop, who first picked up a squash racquet at Rossis as a youngster when his family lived in Norfolk, led a coaching session and exhibition games along with fellow squash champs Daryl Selby, Matt Sumner, Craig Aldred, Matthew Bolt and Henry Geaves.
Mr Willstrop's dad, Malcolm, who has been inducted into the coaching hall of fame, was also there, having been a squash coach at Rossis for four years in the 1980s.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the timeline/memory capsule project can call 01692 404966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org