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The Official


Town Guide 2015/2016

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Welcome to The Official Cromer Town Guide 2015/2016 Š Falcon Publications

Contents A Welcome from the Mayor


Diary of Annual Events


Council Information


List of Councillors


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A very warm welcome It is an honour for me, as Mayor of Cromer, to introduce this town guide and welcome you to our beautiful town. Writing this, just on the cusp of proper ‘bucket and spade’ seaside weather (hopefully…!), Cromer is looking forward to a busy summer and welcoming all of our visitors from both near and far. Cromer has been a very popular destination for holiday makers since the 1880’s with the advent of large hotels and the railway. But as a town on the very edge of the North Norfolk Coast, we are also famous for our fishing, and of course, the Cromer Crab. You can see the world famous Cromer Crab being brought ashore most mornings by the fishermen down by the Gangway and the Henry

We have an award winning traditional Seaside Pier and the Pavilion Theatre which hosts the only end of pier show in Europe. Shows are held here throughout the year. We are very proud that our pier is the National Pier Society, Pier of the Year 2015. From here you can take a walk along our large open Blue Flag beaches, perfect for walking and swimming. The more adventurous can even try surfing or paddle-boarding.

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The town itself is full of thriving independent shops,

Cromer lifeboats and RNLI distinguished history

galleries, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, pubs and

here and at the Cromer museum in the town centre

accommodation. Something for everyone!

where you can also learn about the history of the

Some of my friends from London who come back

rest of the town.

here every year say ‘a trip to Norfolk is good for the

The townscape is of course dominated by the

soul’ and I’m sure you will understand this.

Church of St Peter and St Paul and its 160ft tower,

For our visitors, whether you are here on holiday, a

the tallest in Norfolk. I would recommend

long weekend or a day trip from nearby, on behalf

undertaking the feat of climbing the tower – it is

of everyone in Cromer, we hope you have a lovely

open most days. There are over 150 steps to the

visit to our town.

most fantastic view of Cromer and its historic buildings, and out towards the lighthouse and

Tim Adams

Overstrand in the east and towards Sheringham

Mayor of Cromer

and Blakeney in the west.

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Diary of Cromer’s Annual Events

January 1st - Fireworks on the Pier May - Folk on the Pier May - The Crab & Lobster Festival and Art Trail May - Norfolk Open Studios June - Cromer Pier Seaside Special Opens July - Soapbox Derby July - Raft Race July/August - Lifeboat Day August - Cromer Carnival October - COAST Arts Festival November - Firework Display December - Christmas Lights switch-on December - Boxing Day Dip in the Sea For more information contact Cromer & North Norfolk Tourist Information Centre on 01263 512497 | 7

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North Norfolk District Council Council Offices Holt Road Cromer Norfolk, NR27 9EN Opening times: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8.30am-5pm, Wednesday - 10am-5pm, Friday - 8.30am-4.30pm

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Cromer Norfolk, NR27 0AH Clerk to the council: Julie Chance MILCM

Responsibilities include benefits, council tax collections, environment and waste, housing, planning & design, street cleaning and leisure facilities amongst others.

Deputy Clerk: Janet Warner MILCM

Norfolk County Council Tel: 01263 512254 Email: clerk@cromertown.org, admin@cromertown.org @north_lodge Website: www.cromertown.org Office Hours: 10am-1pm - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

County Hall Martineau Lane Norwich, NR1 2DH Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm, Friday 8.30am-5pm Tel: 0344 800 8020 (main switchboard) Website: www.norfolk.gov.uk

It is suggested that people telephone or email to make an appointment before visiting the offices as the Clerk and Deputy Clerk are often in meetings. Responsibilities include: cemeteries, streetlights, benches, bus shelters, town signs, licences for marriage, baby naming amongst others.

Responsibilities include: Social Services, Trading Standards, Fire & Rescue, transport and education amongst others.

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Cllr Timothy Bartlett Tel: 01263 513392 48 St. Mary’s Road, Cromer, NR27 9DJ tim.bartlett@zen.co.uk Cllr Jim Bond Tel: 01263 514515 Garden House, The Warren, Cromer, NR27 0AR james@jamesbond1.wanadoo.co.uk Cllr Debz Conisbee Tel: 07775 744255 4 Herne Court, Cromer, NR27 0AG debzconisbee@gmail.com Cllr John Frosdick Tel: 07979 865356 Flat 2, Barfield House, West Street, Cromer, NR27 9HZ frosdickjohn@yahoo.co.uk Cllr Jen Hamilton-Emery Tel: 07545 123715 12 Norwich Road, Cromer, NR27 0AX jen58@me.com Cllr Philip Harris Tel: 01263 514771 / 07831 643023 12 Bernard Road, Cromer, NR27 9AW philaharris@btinternet.com

Cllr Yvonne Nolan Tel: 01263 512108 16 The Warren, Cromer, NR27 0AR Cllr Catherine Plewman Tel: 01263 519323 / 07760 187099 Dairy Cottage, 96 Overstrand Road, Cromer, NR27 0DN catherineplewman@gmail.com Cllr David Pritchard Tel: 01263 511270 8 Blackberry Grove, Cromer, NR27 9NR david.pritchard121@btinternet.com Cllr David Russell Tel: 01263 761419 / 07788461277 1 Orchard Close, Roughton, NR11 8SR redrussell88@gmail.com Cllr Gwendoline Smith Tel: 01263 515279 37 Ashdown Court, Cliff Ave, Cromer, NR27 0AE Cllr Brenda Stibbons Tel: 01263 510969 4 Alfred Road, Cromer, NR27 9AN brenstib@yahoo.co.uk Cllr Andreas Yiasimi Tel: 01263 510989 38 St Marys Road, Cromer, NR27 9DJ andreas.yiasimi@north-norfolk.gov.uk | 11

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Cromer’s History

East Cliff Top At the height of Victorian and Edwardian popularity, a walk along Cromer’s east cliff top was an established tradition, and the cliff top path to the lighthouse remains a favourite today.

At the time of King William's Domesday records,

century, when the railways offered a more efficient

1086, there is no mention of the town of Cromer.

means of transport. Undoubtedly sea trade

Instead, we read of Shipden, a town that now lies

declined over the centuries, with the general

beneath the sea. In medieval times we read of

decline in the importance of the county of Norfolk

Cromer, alias Shipden. The natural break in the

as a centre for the wool industry. Fishing continued

cliffs now known as the Gangway was the centre of

to be a mainstay of the town, with cod, mackerel

the town, with fishermen and merchants plying

and other longshore catches providing a year round

their trade from the beach below, and sheep

return, before the move to the crab and lobster

farmers keeping their flocks on the hills behind the

specialisation of today. Tourism began to be of


more importance from the beginning of the 19th

In 1285 the king granted Cromer a Friday market and a yearly fair of eight days. By the 15th century

century, and it is from that period that the first written guide to Cromer dates.

the town was sufficiently prosperous for the large

The end of the Napoleonic wars provided the

church of St Peter and St Paul to be built, replacing

opportunity for this influx of visitors. The members

Shipden's lost church of St Peter. In 1565 Cromer

of the Gurney family of Earlham Hall were amongst

is listed as a landing place with a pier, with 117

the earliest visitors of this sort to the town. The

householders. The merchants traded far afield, and

mixture of sea views and bathing, the woods and

Cromer vessels crossed the North Sea, sailed to

walks behind the town and the activity on the

the Baltic and even to Iceland and Greenland.

beach brought those with leisure time and the time

The trading vessels of Cromer continued to land on its open beach until almost the end of the 19th

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Fernebo Crew The centenary of the First World War brings recollections of the stirring rescue of the crew of the Fernebo in 1917. The lifeboat crew gathered for a photo when Henry Blogg received the RNLI’s Gold Medal for the rescue.

The coming of the railways and the accompanying

reign of Queen Victoria, this work was substantially

publicity started by the travel writer and theatre

completed for the beginning of the 20th century.

critic Clement Scott - who coined the name Poppyland for the area - led to a further rush of visitors in the final decade of the 19th century. Many of those visiting the town chose to stay, contributing to local prosperity and building substantial houses. Others took the opportunity to develop businesses based on the holiday trade. The great hotels, few of which remain, date from this time.

Cromer also became known because of its lifeboat station. Today the offshore lifeboat station is at the end of the pier, whilst the inshore lifeboat operates from the beach. In the 19th century, almost every coastal town or village in Norfolk had its lifeboat. In the 1920s motor lifeboats began to take over from the pulling and sailing boats. The building of the pierhead station at Cromer meant that the lifeboat could launch in almost any weather, and Cromer

With the decline of the town after the medieval

took over responsibility for much of the coastline to

period, the church itself had fallen into a

the east, and in particular for the Haisboro' Sands.

considerable state of disrepair. The Reformation

The work of Coxswain Henry Blogg and his crew

and the time of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth

became known nationally, and has been continued

had also contributed to the deterioration of many

by his successors led by Henry 'Shrimp' Davies,

church buildings. The church windows had largely

Richard Davies, Billy Davies and today's Coxswain,

been bricked up and the chancel demolished. The

John Davies.

Reverend Thomas Gill had resorted to the use of gunpowder for this purpose in 1681. The restoration of the church was undertaken in the 14 |

Cromer remains a very popular spot for visitors. Of course it is not possible to guarantee the sunshine and warmth of overseas destinations, but the

Storm The morning after the night before – the second day of the December storm of 2013 revealed much of the damage from the previous evening as waves continued to batter the promenade.

summer can offer open beaches, country walks,

particularly devastating storm. Whilst the gradual

safe sea bathing and a variety of interesting places

erosion of the undefended cliffs presents an

to visit. A sunny weekend winter morning will see

ongoing problem it does also uncover many fossils

hundreds of people take the walk out on the pier

that tell us of the great river that flowed west to

and a number of other events are held throughout

east past Cromer hundreds of thousands of years

the year. The Boxing Day swim and the New Year's

ago. The most famous find in recent years has

Day fireworks now bring thousands to the seafront

been the West Runton mammoth, fully excavated in

in the coldest of weather! Folk on the Pier, usually

1995; you can find more of this story in Cromer

the second weekend of May and the Crab and


Lobster festival on the third weekend of May are now well established attractions. The half term weekend in October is the time for the COAST arts festival.

The various aspects of the regeneration work that started in the new Millennium tidied up and greatly improved many aspects of the town. Cromer Museum in Church Street, the RNLI Henry Blogg

Visitors to the seafront in 2015 and 2016 will see

Museum, well over twenty coffee shops and eating

continuing work to the sea defences. Much work

places, the many and varied shows on the pier,

was planned to the promenade anyway and the

specialist art galleries, book shops - and once

winter storms of 2007 and 2013 made this more

you've really exhausted the possibilities in town,

urgent. Whilst we hope for pleasant weather, the

there are plenty of nearby attractions for you to visit

Norfolk coast is prone to tidal surges; it was a

and enjoy.

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Cromer Museum

Step inside this cosy Victorian fisherman’s cottage

photographer Olive Edis. These amazing

and imagine what it was like to live in Cromer at the

photographs feature a series of beautiful portraits

end of the 19th century. Browse in the Old Cromer Gallery with its huge archive of historic photographs and illustrations of the town. Discover Cromer’s history as a Victorian seaside resort with its fine hotels and scandalous

of North Norfolk fishermen as well as autochromes – rare early 20th century colour photographs. Summer Opening Times (Mar 2105– Oct 2015) Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm

mixed bathing.

Saturday: 12noon – 4pm

Visit the Geology Gallery and see an amazing

Sunday: 12noon – 4pm

collection of fossils – all found in Norfolk. Enjoy

Admission: Adult £3.75, Concession £3.40,

fascinating displays revealing why Cromer is

Young Person (4-16) £2.80

renowned as a geological area of international importance. Find out about the famous West Runton elephant, Britain’s oldest and most complete elephant fossil and see some of its actual bones.

Contact Us: Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk Email: cromer.museum@norfolk.gov.uk Tel: 01263 513543

We also display parts of a stunning collection of


photographs by pioneering local woman

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The RNLI Henry Blogg Museum is a lively,

The values which Henry Blogg and his crew

interactive museum with a great deal for you to

demonstrated – being courageous, selfless,

discover during your visit. Dress up as a lifeboat

dependable and trustworthy - are still at the heart

crew member, signal in Morse code, learn the story

of the RNLI today and we hope that you enjoy your

of Monte, listen to recordings of crew members and

visit to the museum and leave feeling inspired by

create your own ‘medal’ as you explore over 100

the bravery of our crews and lifeguards.

years of lifeboat history. Henry Blogg, the RNLI’s most decorated crew member, became known as the ‘greatest lifeboatman of all time’. Discover the skill and bravery of this modest man and learn about the courage and sacrifice of his crew in

Admission to the museum is free. From April-September, the museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, from 10.00am-5.00pm. In October, November, February and March, opening times are Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm. Last admission is 15 minutes before closing. The museum is open for advertised events only in December and January.

the seafront museum

Please contact the museum to find out about our

named in his honour.

events and activities, book group visits and school

Henry Blogg joined the Cromer lifeboat crew in 1894 at the age of 18 and retired at the age of 71, after 53 years of dedicated service. During this time he helped to save 873 lives, braving savage

workshops or to confirm Bank Holiday Monday openings – www.rnli.org.uk/HenryBlogg , e-mail Blogg_Museum@rnli.org.uk or telephone 01263 511294.

storms, winds and waves to snatch men and women from danger. The lifeboat, HF Bailey, in which Henry served as Coxswain, is the centrepiece of the gallery displays and it was in this boat that Henry and his crew carried out some of the most dramatic rescues of World War II. | 19

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Primary Education Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School

abilities, their parents / families, and parents-to-be.

…Our classrooms are a place of joy… and lessons are

Parents are welcome in our school at all times and

a buzz of excitement - Ofsted 2015.

often offer help in many ways. We are keen to develop

Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School is a community school for children between the ages of four and seven. We share a campus with Cromer

and establish links within the local community and welcome individuals or groups which will enhance our children’s learning experiences.

Junior School and Cromer Academy. Jacqueline

If you would like to visit contact the school on 01263

Bradford has been the head teacher since 2009 and

513296 or email office@suffieldpark.norfolk.sch.uk

our school has been consistently rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted. The school has a purpose built Nursery which takes babies from eight weeks old to four years and at this point the children transfer over to the main school which admits children in the September preceding their fourth birthday. The Nursery offers five sessions of differing times to suit the needs of our parents, including two three hour sessions, which also includes day care. The Nursery is divided into three rooms for each different age groups; staff have a wealth of experiences and are well qualified. In the main school we have three form entry which means we have nine classrooms, a library and a specialist resource base (SRB) for children who have speech and language difficulties. The SRB supports children within the mainstream community. All teaching areas make the most of new technologies which enhances teaching and learning. The school is set in beautiful grounds with an area for Forest schools, adventure playground and gym trail. There is a football pitch, long jump and shaded areas on our playground. Located on site is a Sure Start Children’s centre which

Cromer Junior School Cromer Junior School is a medium sized school for children aged seven to eleven from in and around Cromer. We are currently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with Outstanding Behaviour and Safety. Whil de Neve has been Headteacher since 2013. The school has around 260 pupils but expect this to rise to 300 over the coming years. Many of our children start Year 3 after Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School and most of our Year 6 children transfer to Cromer Academy. We are fortunate to have a modern building that is very well equipped as a modern learning environment. The outside area has exciting play areas to keep children busy outside of the classroom. We teach a broad curriculum, enhanced by frequent visitors and visits. Our ASD Base (Autistic Spectrum Disorder Specialist Resource Base) is extremely successful in providing a top quality experience for children that join us from a wide catchment area. We are always very keen to explore opportunities for linking with organisations or individuals within the local community. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office 01263512155 or office@cromer-jun.norfolk.sch.uk

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Secondary Education Cromer Academy Cromer Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the local community. The school is committed to the total development of its students, meaning that

school throughout the academic year, which is vital in ensuring that the local community is invested in the school and gives an opportunity to showcase the outstanding work completed by our students.

there is equal emphasis on high academic

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standards as well as equipping students with the

judged to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Goodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in all areas. We are continually

broader skills to succeed outside of school and

seeking to develop this through a commitment to

encouraging them to take part in a wide variety of

high quality teaching and learning and giving

extra curricular activities. We believe that to ensure

students experiences that raise their aspirations

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Students at Cromer Academy take part in many

the students and the staff are always interested in

community-based activities. These include

ways of engaging with the local community. If you

community service, supporting charity events and

would like to know more about the school, or just

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Specialist Crab and Lobster Suppliers

Locally caught and produced by local people Find us at Stone Hill Way (just off the Holt road) Cromer

01263 515844



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Paston Sixth Form College has an outstanding

support and help with study skills and time

reputation at a local, regional and national level.

management. Students are also actively involved in

Each year students achieve excellent results and

the Paston Employability Skills Award which

go on to Universities all over the Country. Sixth

develops skills through work experience, voluntary

Form Colleges are the most successful type of

activities and general involvement in the College.

“sixth form” according to the Government. Students at Paston achieve one grade higher per course than expected from their GCSE results. The ethos and atmosphere is different from a small school sixth form or an FE college. Students are full time, aged 16-19 and studying A/AS levels or BTECs. With over 700 students, Paston offers a wide choice of course combinations and can guarantee the programme students want to study.  Teachers specialise and are experts in teaching courses at this level, encouraging students to aim high and achieve the best possible grades.  Students also receive outstanding tutorial support, which values them as individuals. There is an A+ gifted and talented programme and additional learning

But it is not all work, students enjoy themselves at Paston, getting involved in trips, sport, Duke of Edinburgh awards, Drama, Music and many other activities.There is an active student executive group, including student tutor reps who arrange charity events, the summer ball and play an active role in the running of the College. Paston provides a brilliant setting for learning with excellent facilities. The college through government grants has invested over £4m in new facilities over the last 3 years.  The facilities include a new Science Centre, additional study facilities, a new Student Centre and a £1.5m refurbishment of the Art area and Theatre. | 27

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Health and Welfare



Cromer Group Practice

Cromer Pharmacy

48 Overstrand Road, Cromer

Cromer Group Practice

Enquiries, visits, emergencies & appointments: 01263 513148

48 Overstrand Road, Cromer

Website: www.cromergrouppractice.nhs.uk

Advice NHS 111 Service 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. For immediate life-threatening emergencies continue to call 999.

Dentists Corner House Dental Practice 24 Norwich Road, Cromer Tel: 01263 512390 Website: www.cornerhousedp.co.uk Enslin Ltd Dental Surgery 17-19 West Street, Cromer Tel: 01263 515229 Website: www.cromerdental.co.uk

Tel: 01263 517777 Boots 54-56 Church Street, Cromer Tel: 01263 512231 Lloyds Pharmacy 51 Church Street, Cromer Tel: 01263 512171

Opticians Cromer Eyecare 29 High Street, Cromer Tel: 01263 512345 Website: www.eyecarenorfolk.co.uk Lords of Cromer 14 Garden Street, Cromer Tel: 01263 515482 Website: www.lordopticians.co.uk

Out of Hours Emergency Advice Telephone NHS advice service on 111. | 29



Your local arts magazine delivered every month in Cromer www.artseast.co.uk Telephone: 01379 773347 Follow us @artseastmag

Bringing you closer to the arts

The Gallery Norfolk in Cromer is a vibrant art gallery offering a hand-picked selection of paintings, limited edition prints, jewellery, crafts and gifts – plus expert in-house picture framing. Featuring many pieces inspired by nature – especially the sea – the gallery is located just moments from the picturesque cobbled Gangway down to Cromer’s beach. Throughout the year, and in its seasonal exhibitions, The Gallery Norfolk showcases the work of distinguished Norfolk artists and craftspeople and of a number of artists known nationally and internationally as illustrators and printmakers. The gallery also offers an in-house framing service, offering a superb range of mouldings and mounts, meticulous technical expertise and a sure creative eye.

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The Arts in Cromer

Inspirational Art In May, the Crab and Lobster Festival lays out an Art Trail around the town – featuring Ship’s Wheels for 2015. At the end of August, the items are brought together for auction – in 2014 it was model fishing boats.

The North Norfolk coastline has long provided inspiration for artists and photographers who love to immortalise its sweeping beaches and big skies. Cromer itself has become home to a wide range of painters both historically and today. Many Cromer artists open their doors during the annual 'Norfolk Open Studios' event in May, providing a fascinating insight into their working practices. The town also has a number of well-respected

home to the Pavilion Theatre which offers a wide

galleries and arts-related businesses. In May, the

variety of theatre and music productions

town comes alive with the Cromer and Sheringham

throughout the year including the famous End of

Crab & Lobster Festival which offers many

the Pier Show. The town is also popular with

associated artistic activities including a very

national broadcast companies. The 2013 film Alan

popular Art Trail.

Partridge: Alpha Papa was filmed extensively on the

Music, film and drama also play a part in Cromer life with the town's grade-II listed pier providing a

pier and in 2014 David Walliams was in town filming a BBC Agatha Christie series. | 31

SAMUEL THOMAS ORIGINAL PAINTINGS - COMMISSIONS - LIMITED EDITION PRINTS - GREETING CARDS Truly Unique, Euphoric & Mesmerising artwork Escape into picture-perfect moments that have been captured for eternity, with a refreshing perspective from a Cromer-based artist. Artwork that is wonderfully contemporary yet timeless and reminiscent of the iconic art deco 1920 railway posters. Browse Cromer & Norfolk inspired scenes on the website.

• Order limited edition prints direct from the website (£95 unframed); Ideal wedding/ anniversary/ birthday gifts • Discover the latest including exhibition dates; @samuelthomasart

Samuel Thomas Art

Receive email-newsletter via Samuel@samuelthomasart.co.uk



31, Garden Street, Cromer NR27 9HN Tel.01263 511234 07821158422 www.gardenhousegallery.co.uk info@gardenhousegallery.co.uk 32 |


Lifeboat Day Cromer’s All-Weather Lifeboat ‘Lester’ on exercise for Lifeboat Day, 2014. Lifeboat Day is a Sunday at the end of July or beginning of August, depending on the tides.

There are two lifeboats stationed at Cromer.

with pride for their years of service afloat and

The ALB (all-weather lifeboat) is at the end of the


pier and is launched down the slipway; it covers up to 100 miles out to sea and along the coast to the flank stations at Great Yarmouth and Wells. The ILB (inshore lifeboat) is kept in the renovated 1902 boathouse at the bottom of the Gangway. The ILB covers inshore services for swimmers and small boat sailors up to its flank stations at Sheringham and Happisburgh. The Cromer lifeboats have a long and distinguished service, with the names Henry Blogg, Henry 'Shrimp' Davies and Richard Davies standing out as long serving coxswains and Lewis 'Tuna' Harrison and Dr Paul Barclay amongst those we remember

The lifeboat station at the end of the pier can be visited most of the year. It is normally manned from 10am to 4pm from Easter through to October, although it is often open at additional times. Groups wishing to visit should contact the Lifeboat Visitors Officer by emailing visitcromerlifeboats@hotmail.co.uk. The shop at the pier lifeboat station offers a wide range of presents, including many of specific local interest. The station website at www.cromerrnli.org.uk has a wealth of other information about the station.

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Cedar House Surf Shop The Glide Surf School Find us on the Cromer Promenade

Tel: 01263 805005 07966 392227 Email: benjaminkewell@glidesurfschool.co.uk Web: www.glidesurfschool.co.uk

Cromer Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation

Cromer Beachcomer Guest House

Cromer Beachcomber guest house offers twin, double, and family en suite rooms for your stay in this lively, unspoilt seaside town. Look forward to a wonderful break in a peaceful guest house that is just a minutes' walk from the beach and near the town centre. www.cromer-beachcomber.co.uk Phone: 01263 513398 info@cromer-beachcomber.co.uk 34 |

Bon Vista Holiday Let

Bon Vista is a very comfortable Victorian property close to the sea front at the West Cliff end of Cromer. Bon Vista has recently been renovated and still retains many of its original features. It now provides high quality self catering accommodation with a comfortable guest lounge/diner and four en-suite bedrooms. The Bon Vista is ideal for groups of up to 8 (10 if children are included in the party). www.bonvista-cromer.co.uk Phone: 01263 511818 jim@bonvista-cromer.co.uk

RNLI Lifeguards Keeping watch Through the summer season RNLI Lifeguard station operate to cover Cromerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east and west beaches. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always happy to give safe swimming advice.

The north Norfolk coast is a beautiful place to visit in the summertime, its numerous beaches being one of the main attractions. RNLI lifeguards patrol on six beaches in the area during the summer months, keeping them safe for locals and tourist

kayaking, stay between the black and white flags. Red Flag: If this flag is raised at the lifeguard hut or on the beach it means NO SWIMMING. It is unsafe to enter the water if the red flag is flying.

alike. Cromer east beach is patrolled by RNLI

Orange Windsock: This means that there are

lifeguards from mid-May to mid-September. Cromer

strong winds blowing out to sea, and that it is not

west beach is patrolled from early July until early

safe to use inflatables. Do not take inflatables into

September. During these periods beaches are

the water if the windsock is flying.

patrolled between 10am and 6pm, seven days

If you are going swimming or surfing in the sea this

a week.

summer, make sure you always go with a friend. If

If you are planning a day out at the seaside, it is

you should find yourself in trouble or out of depth,

important to remember to always swim at a

raise your hand in the air, shout for help and wait

lifeguarded beach. The lifeguards will operate a flag

for a lifeguard to come to your assistance. If you

system to keep all water users safe:

have a bodyboard, surfboard or inflatable, do not

Red and Yellow flags: These flags will be raised to indicate the safest area to swim. Make sure you

let go of it as it is keeping you afloat. When you get to the beach, go and speak to the

always stay in between the red and yellow flags

lifeguards and ask them about the tides, weather

when swimming or bodyboarding, where the

forecast and the best times for you to swim safely.

lifeguards can see you.

They are very friendly and are happy to help!

Black and White Flags: The black and white flags indicate the zone for surf craft. If you are surfing or

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Hair Studio One hso Est. 1982

Hair & Nail Services

01263 514177 6 West Street, Cromer NR27 9HZ

All your optical requirements • Eye Examinations • Industrial Eye Care • Contact Lenses • VDU & Safety Spectacles • Spectacles • Residential & Private Home Visits Cromer 14 Garden Street, Cromer NR27 9HN Tel: 01263 515482 Fax: 01263 514834 Holt 23 High Street, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6BN Tel: 01263 713130 Fax: 01263 713213 Stalham 36-38 High Street, Stalham, Norfolk NR12 9AN Tel: 01692 580300 Fax: 01692 582712 Reepham The Stables, 15 Church Hill, Reepham, Norfolk NR10 4JL Tel: 01603 870804 Fax: 01263 514834

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Places of Worship Cromer Parish Church with St Martin's Cromer Parish Church with St Martin's is one church, with two Worship Centres and four separate Sunday congregations. Cromer Church has been serving the people of Cromer for at least 700 years! Our vision and aim is about 'Being the people of God for the people of Cromer' and our purpose statement says 'We exist to worship a loving God, to express that love in Christian Community, to draw people to Jesus, to build them up as his

household finance) course, a wide range of small groups for Bible study, prayer, discussion and action and much more. Our Cornerstone Coffee Shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Cornerstone Cafe is open on Thursdays, both in the Parish Hall.  We have a full time Youth Minister who leads several groups for young people.  For more information please contact the Parish Office (01263 513642), email enquiries@cromerchurch.org.uk or visit our website www.cromerchurch.org.uk

Cromer Methodist Church A warm welcome awaits you at the Methodist

followers and to equip them for service for the

Church, Holt Road.

good of the world.'

Minister: Rev. Sharon Willimott (01263 512405)

On Sundays we usually meet at the following

We offer:

times: At the Parish Church, Church Street, Cromer 9.00 a.m. - Quieter and more traditional 10.30 a.m. - All Age and contemporary with Sunday Club teaching groups 6.30 p.m. - Relaxed and informal (7.00 p.m. - during the summer months) At St Martin's, Mill Road, Suffield Park, Cromer 10.30 a.m. - Smaller and more intimate with Sunday Club group. (Café Church once a month, on the 4th Sunday) We also run many groups during the week including Parent and Toddlers (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Short Mat Bowls, Mothers Union, the Alpha Course, Marriage Course, CAP Money (Budgeting and

Sunday Service with Junior Church - 10.45 Lunch after morning service – first Sunday 12.15 Community Cafe - Monday and Thursday mornings 11.30-1.30 Messy Church for all the family third Saturday 10.30-12.30 Women’s Fellowship - Tuesday 2.30pm                       Outlook Group - Wednesday 7.30pm Foodbank - Thursday 1.30 cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk   Bible Study - Friday 10am                                        We are ‘all people’ friendly with level access and a loop system in both church and cafe.

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A warm welcome awaits you Owned and operated by the Reynolds family for over 50 years, Ivy Farm is situated in the heart of a conservation area known as ‘Poppyland’, just minutes from sandy beaches and country walks, a heaven of peace, tranquillity and natural beauty. High quality 2 or 3 bedroom caravans for hire, also luxury Barn Conversions and Log Cabins, all equipped to a high standard. Barns and Cabins open all year. Pets welcome. Our Tourer and camping fields are both quiet and secluded with luxury sanitation blocks. Our facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, children’s play area and recreation area with BBQs. Graded  by English Tourist Board and regular Excellence in Service to Tourism Award winners. Telephone us for a FREE brochure or visit www.ivy-farm.co.uk

1 High Street, Overstrand Telephone: 01263 579239


Breakfast lunch and dinner served daily. New bar and restaurant menu available. Bar area dog friendly. Large beautifully lawn garden area. Northrepps Cottage Country Hotel Nut Lane Northrepps Cromer NR27 0JN

Tel: 01263 579202 38 |

Places of Worship The Catholic Parish of Sheringham and Cromer The Catholic Parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Sheringham and Cromer, has services at Our Lady of Refuge, on the Overstrand Road, Cromer (next to the golf club) and at St Joseph's on Cromer Road, Sheringham. Further details can be found online at www.ourladyandstjoseph.info. The parish email address is ourladyandstjoseph@btinternet.com and the Parish Priest can be contacted on 01263 822036. Weekend masses are on Saturday (anticipated) and 6pm at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer and on Sunday at 9am at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer and 11am at St Joseph's, Sheringham.  When possible, a Mass is said at St. Andrew's (C of E), Holt on Thursday at 9,30am. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is on Saturday at 9.30am to 10am at St Joseph's, Sheringham and on Saturday at 5-5.30pm at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer.

Cromer Baptist Church You will find us on Church Street, Cromer's main street. All will be warmly welcomed and we shall be delighted to meet you; children and young people, families and older ones. We are an independent, evangelical church worshipping God through our Lord Jesus. Services and Activities: Sunday: Morning Worship - 10.45am, Evening Service - 6.30pm Tuesday: Bible Study and Prayer Meeting - 7.00pm

The Church of God in Cromer The Church of God in Cromer, at the Chesterfield Hall, Cabbell Road is a Bible-based evangelical church, one of a worldwide Fellowship of churches. Our services, to which everyone is welcome, are: Sunday 10.15: The Remembrance of the Lord Jesus (Communion). Non-members are warmly welcomed to observe, but do not take Communion. Sunday apart from the first Sunday in the month: 11.30 Refreshments, followed by Family Service at 11.50, with Sunday Club for children at the same time – a good starting point for visitors. First Sunday in the month: Neighbourhood Tea at 5.15 Everyone is welcome to this free tea. This is preceded by a Bible study every month except June. Monday: 10.00 – 12.00: Pram Club for mothers, carers and toddlers (term time) Wednesday: 8.00 Prayer and Bible teaching. Third Thursday in the month: 2.30 ‘Chatterbox’ informal club for over-50s (although there is no real age limit!) Quiz, tea and short talk. Monday evenings 7.00 approximately every other month: Cooked meal, followed by quiz. Please phone John Bowler on 01362 681977 for dates when this is arranged. Why not get together a quiz team and join us? For more details, see our website at www.churchofgodincromer.info or the central website www.churchesofgod.info. For local contact phone the church Secretary Peter Hickling on 01263 515186 or e-mail hicklingpeter@gmail.com

Thursday: Fortnightly Women's Home Group Bible Study (1st & 3rd Thurs) - 10.30pm Saturday: Coffee Morning (1st & 3rd Sat) - 10.45am Pastor: Jon Davies, 01263 576524 www.cromerbaptist.org.uk | 39

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Clubs, Societies and Associations Health and Welfare

Cromer WI (Judy Roberts) - 01263 511372

British Red Cross - 01603 253403

Friends of Cromer Museum (Mrs K. Lane) -

Macmillan Cancer Support (Mr Bell) - 01263 821443 Parkinsons Disease Society (Rev. Arthur Windridge) - 01263 515138

07913 545459 Royal British Legion (John Needham) 01263 510146 Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Mr R. Leeds) 07767 492456

Clubs and Societies Cromer and District Art Society (Mr N. Mackie) 01263 576747 Cromer Community and Hospital Friends

Sheringham and Cromer 41 Club (Des Fulcher) 07834 520605 Sheringham and Cromer Round Table (James Millar) - http://roundtable149.weebly.com Sheringham and Cromer Tangent Club (Laura

(Mrs M. Northway) - 01263 513835

Girling) - 01263 514985

Cromer Twinning Associations (Gordon Little) -

St Johns Ambulance Adults & Cadets Unit (Mrs

01263 510137

Saunders) - 01263 722427

Cromer Folk Dance Club (Mr J. Twell) -

Slimming World (Jo Springall) - 07592 988868

01263 578224

Weightwatchers (Lucy Conroy) - 01692 536478

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band (Mr S. Askew) - 01263 838411 Cromer and Sheringham Inner Wheel (M. Nash) -

Private Members Clubs

01263 578194

Cromer Country Club - 01263 513833

Cromer and Sheringham Operatic Society

Cromer Social Club - 01263 512542

(Mr P. Howell) - 01692 678010 Cromer and Sheringham Rotary Club (Mr T. Nash) 01263 578194 Cromer VEO Ltd (Mr T. Shipp) - 01263 512591

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5 High Street, Cromer (next to Hotel de Paris)

Ballet, Tap, Modern, Streetdance, Ballroom, Latin, Rock 'n' Roll, Fitsteps, Zumba and Singing Ages from 3-93

Morning Coffees, Homemade Cakes & Scones, Breakfasts, Light Lunches & Afternoon Teas

Exchange House, Louden Road, Cromer Telephone 01263 515288 marlenedance@hotmail.co.uk

• Domestic Cleaning • Commercial Cleaning • Laundry Service • Ironing Service • End of Tenancy Clean • One Off Cleaning Sessions • Holiday Home Cleaning and Change over • 2nd Home Care & Maintenance Service



07888 024420

07877 601727

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Buttercups Tearooms

Tel: 01263 510990

Clubs, Societies and Associations Sports Clubs Air Rifle Club (Nick Larty) - 01263 570223 Northrepps Clay Shooting Club - 01263 511120 Cromer Marrams Bowls Club (Peter BIrd) 01263 512120 Cromer Cricket Club (Kent Laws) - 07900 888116 Cromer Football Club (Ian Cox) - 07940 092131 / 01263 512256 Cromer Lawn Tennis & Squash Association -

Brownie Guides 1st Suffield Park (Miss S Reynolds) - 01263 500996 Brownie Guides 2nd Cromer - 01603 502590 Cromer Air Cadets - 01263 515452 Cromer Youth Football Club (Sharon Laws) 07767 325585 Cub Scouts 1st Cromer (Trevor Drury) 01263 514562 Guides 2nd Cromer - 01603 502590

01263 513741

Guides Suffield Park - 01603 502590

Cromer Sports Centre - 01263 515669

Rainbow Guides 1st Cromer District -

North Norfolk Tae Kwon Do Academy -

01603 502590

01263 711824

Rainbow Guides Suffield Park - 01603 502590

Elderberries Sports and Social Club (Mr R. Nixon) -

Sea Scouts 1st Cromer (Trevor Drury) -

01263 838070

01263 514562

North Norfolk Beach Runners (Dave Spooner) -

Local Websites


www.thisiscromer.co.uk from Cromer Chamber of

North Norfolk Table Tennis League (Chris Pooley) -

Trade includes businesses and 'Events' listings.

01692 651000

You can also read this information by using the

Roller Skating (Cromer Sports Hall) 01263 515669 Royal Cromer Golf Club - 01263 512884 Suffield Park Bowls Club (Tom Halligan) 01263 513542

'Cromer' app on your iPhone or Android phone. The ThisisCromer Facebook page also features local activities. www.cromercarnival.co.uk is the Cromer Carnival site www.cromerdictionary.co.uk has a wealth of history

Youth Organisations

on the town

Beaver Scouts 1st Cromer (Trevor Drury) -

www.cromerrnli.org.uk (current and historical

01263 514562

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Doricart.com For your house, cottage, flat, mansion, beach hut or hovel Art, furniture, retro, vintage garden items

Good quality home cooked food Locally sourced produce Warm & friendly service We cater for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diets Open Mon-Sat 8.30-4.30

Browne’s Tea Room Bond Street, Cromer

Loads of cool stuff at

The Promenade, Cromer 07810 730607 Artman1337@gmail.com

Precious Little

p r e s e n ts for n e w ba bi e s & toddl e r s u p to t wo y e a r s ol d

01263 512320

lizzie’s fruit & veg shop fresh fruit & veg daily at very affordable prices!

H w hol ly de s i r a bl e n e w c lo t h e s at a f for da bl e p r ic e s & a s e l ec t ion of sm a l l an t iqu e s 1 Church Street, Cromer, nr27 9er

also eggs, dried fruit, jams, chutney pickles, apple juice, fresh cut flowers & plants

o p e n 1 0 . 3 0 – 4 . 0 0 e xc e p t s u n d a y s & w e d s

find us on West Street, Cromer

on Twitter @PreciousLittle4

(behind Lloyds bank)

01263 519039



TEL: 01263 515503 07771 864 676 44 |

The Beach Hut studio gallery 2b Mount Street, Cromer 01263 479609 www.thebeachhutcromer.co.uk

Original Art and Design

BRISBANE ANTIQUES For a good selection, including Moorcroft, Royal Doulton, glass, ďŹ ne jewellery, medals, Coins and objects of virtue Also, good prices paid for gold/silver Visit us at: 33 Prince of Wales Road, Cromer Phil & Kim Chambers Tel: 01263 512996 Mobile: 07986 982216

Kards & Bits 25 Tucker Street, Cromer

Great value range of Greetings Cards, Partyware, Stationery and Household goods.

CROMER & DISTRICT INDEPENDENT FUNERAL SERVICES A compassionate & caring service in your time of need.

Leslie, Jean & Adrian Amis 01263 514814 32 West Street, Cromer NR27 9DS Funeral plans and memorial services available

01263 515304 9 Garden Street - Cromer shelleyspieandmashshop.com

The East Coast Motor Company Your North Norfolk Ford Dealer


CROMER 01263 513181 or visit our website www.eastcoastmotorcompany.co.uk

The Baguette Shop 66 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9HH

Pre-order on: 07748 272078. Fresh filled baguettes including Norfolk meats roasted daily; salad boxes made to order; selection of drinks & snacks. Open Mon-Sun from 08.30. FREE delivery to local businesses. | 45

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SPORTS & LEISURE P34 Cedar House Surf Shop P26 Karttrak P42 Marlene’s School of Dance P42 Sabre Tackle TAXI SERVICES P42 A1 Cabs & Travel



BOND STREET ANTIQUES Goldsmiths • Silversmiths • Jewellers Incorporating Jas J Briggs Jewellers (est 1820)

Your Engagement and Wedding Ring Specialist


Stock a very comprehensive selection of Antique and Modern Jewellery at the keenest possible prices for all tastes


Investment pays. Ask Mark or Michael Jones for advice on investment buying


Offer a large selection of practical Christening presents and Silver gifts


We are the exclusive agency for world famous Eco Drive Citizen & Signature Watches (5yr Guarantee), Royal London, Time Co., Cannibal and 9ct Watches


See our striking weight Clocks, Barometers, Travel and Miniature Alarms and Wall Time-pieces


Stock cufflinks, pens, jewellery for him. Stock Silver & Gold Jewellery for her/him. Stock SOS Tallisman & Copper Bangles for both


Top quality jewellery repairs at competitive prices (with weekly service) Watch batteries fitted while you wait. Large selection of watch straps & bracelets


Proprietor: MRT Jones, Partner: Mark L Jones FGA All new purchases fully guaranteed FREE GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE PROVIDED All major credit cards accepted TRANSACTIONS AGREED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE

(Est.1970) Bond Street Antiques Bond Street, Cromer Norfolk NR27 9DA Tel: (01263) 513134

Antiques • Gems • Objets D'art • Jewellery • Watch Specialists



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Whether you’re looking for simple minimalism or state-of-the-art features, there’s plenty to see in our bathroom suites, showers and accessories from quality brands.

Your bathroom needs are never far away • Industry leading availability • Clear consistent pricing • Quality the trade and public trusts • Industry leading product guarantees • Friendly, knowledgable staff CPS Cromer, Middlebrook Way, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9JR

01263 510400 www.cityplumbing.co.uk/showroom


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Cromer Guide 2015/2016  

The Official Town Guide with information on Attractions, recreation and local services.

Cromer Guide 2015/2016  

The Official Town Guide with information on Attractions, recreation and local services.