@zalex108 - success! I decided to try deleting the UNDATED folder in application supprt, relaunched Opera, and now at least two of the previously blank pages work perfectly.
So now I have dated folder in application support and undated in Cache (the "date cache" suggestion was unnecessary).
It might have been helpful if you had mentioned that one should delete the undated folder in application support, but we got there in the end. I still am bookmarkless, but I will add them as I go along.
Thank you for your help!