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CROMER AIR TRAINING CORPS meet at Cromer High School 7pm Mon and Thurs. Tel: 01263 515452. CROMER ARMY CADET FORCE parade Tues nights 7.30pm-9.30pm at the cadet Centre, Cromer High School. For more information please call on 01362 656919 ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION Cromer Branch, Royal British Legion, Halsey House, Cromer 1st Fri each month noon winter, 7.45pm summer. New members welcome. CROMER BRIDGE CLUB - Play Duplicate every Monday evening. Novice players very welcome. For more details ring 01263 822778 Cromer Parish Hall COFFEE BAR open to all on Mon, Wed and Fri 10am to 12noon. Coffee, tea, light refreshments. Relax, make friends & stay as long as you wish. SEAVIEW PRE-SCHOOL five morning sessions per week 8.45-11.45am. Ages 2 1/2 - 5yrs. £5 per session (government funding for 3-yr olds Tel: 01263 514028 CROMER W.I. meet every second Thursday at The Community Hall in Garden Street. 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. St JOHN Hall, Bond Street - St John Adult Division, Tues. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Cadets, Tues. 5.45 - 7.30pm. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Cromer & District branch meet every 1st Wed of month at The Cottage P.H., Louden Rd. at 7.30pm. New members welcome. Age UK North Norfolk, Information and Advice Drop In service. At Cromer library second Thursday each month 10am - 12. No appointment needed. Submariners Association (Nflk) meet first Wed every month 8pm at The Kings Head, Horsham St Faith. Contact Peter Cudby 01603 715449. 1st CROMER SEASCOUTS - Beavers meet Fri 5.30 6.45pm. Cubs meet Wed 6 - 7.30pm. Scouts meet Fri 7.30 - 9.30pm at Overstrand Rd 01263 514562 or 514052 MINNI-HOUSE CLUB of North Norfolk meet second Thursday of month at 2pm in Bodham Village Hall. For further information phone 01263 713328. Norfolk and Norwich Assoc. for the Blind - Information and Equipment Centre opens every Tuesday 9.30am 1pm in Merchant’s Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer. Cromer Chamber Orchestra is looking for players (no age limit), all sections woodwind, brass, strings. We meet at Cromer High School on Monday evenings at 7pm (during school term) No audition necessary. T: 01263 511600 Chesterfield Hall, Cabbell Rd PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP Mondays 10 - 12, mothers (or fathers) can bring young children and have a chat while the children play with the toys. Throughout the year in school term time. Cromer St John Ambulance Table Top Sales every second Friday of each month at St John Hall, Bond St., Cromer 9am - 3pm. All proceeds in aid of Cromer St John Ambulance Division Funds. Cromer Flower Club meetings held on 3rd Monday of each month at Cromer Junior School 7.30pm (no meeting in August). Visitors always welcome. Contact 01263 513408 for more information. Royal British Legion, Women’s Section 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm at The Cottage Hotel, Louden Rd, Cromer. New members welcome. Cromer Christian Fellowship - Former Gospel Hall corner of Station Rd/Norwich Rd. Sunday Service 10.30am. Cromer Youth Football Club - welcomes new players of all abilities aged 6 - 18 for training sessions and matches. For details contact John Seton on 512276 or visit Cromer & District Parkinsons Disease Society meets at the St John's Ambulance Hall, Bond Street, Cromer starting at 10.30am on the second Wed of each month. All welcome. Contact 01263 515138 for more information. The REME Association Cromer & District Branch meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at The Cottage PH, Louden Road, Cromer at 2pm Ballroom, Latin Classes. Red Lion Hotel, Cromer, Wednesday afternoons 2pm - 4.30pm. £5 per person. For information call 07526 883776 or 07538 801813


Sheringham Short Mat Bowls Club meet at ‘Splash’, Weybourne Rd, Sheringham Mondays 10am - 12noon all year round. Loan bowls available. Visitors and new members welcome. Tel: Pat on 01253 823290 Sequence Dancing - East Runton Village Hall Fridays. Instruction 7 - 8pm. Social sequence with tuition 8-10.30pm. For details ring Sue Norman 01263 823506 Bittern DX Amateur Radio Group Meetings last Thurs of every month (except December) at Pinewood Park Diabetes UK North Norfolk Voluntary Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (except December) at Cromer Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Varied programme of speakers - meetings open to everyone. Further info contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492. Whist Drives Tuesday afternoons Suffield Park Bowls Club 2.15pm All welcome Fifty/Fifty Tea Dance - Mon afternoons at East Runton Village Hall, 2 - 4.15pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits. Details Sue Norman on 01263 823506. Visitors always welcome. Cromer & Sheringham Rotary Club. Dormy House Hotel, West Runton, Weds 6 for 6.30pm (except any 5th Wed in a month). Tel: 01263 578194 or 01263 577636 Cromer & Sheringham Inner Wheel Club meets at The Virginia Court Hotel, Cromer, first Thursday of the month, 6pm for 6.30pm. For further details please telephone (01263) 511759. Take-a-Break Baby & Toddler Group meets Tuesdays 10.00 - 11.30am during term time at Cromer Parish Hall. Contact Ann on 01263 512000 Take A Break Too Baby & Toddler Group meets Thurs 10 - 11.30am during term time at St Martin’s Church Hall, Mill Rd, Cromer. Contact Ann on 01263 512000. Overstrand Evening W.I. 3rd Wed Parish Hall 7.30 p.m. Tel: 834242 Mundesley Bowls Club Pavilion, Northfields, High St. Mundesley - Cash Bingo every Sun at 7.30pm and Whist Drives every Tue & Wed & Fri at 1.45pm. All welcome. NORTH NORFOLK BEACH RUNNERS open to all runners. Thursdays at 6.50pm at the Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club (Norwich Road, Cromer). Sheringham Bridge Club every Tue 7pm at St Joseph's Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. Players wishing to convert from rubber bridge to duplicate most welcome. Tel 01263 822382 for further details. Cromer Craft Fair - St John Hall, Bond Street. Last Friday every month 10-3pm. Free admission. Donations to St John and the Stroke Association. Nth Norfolk Wheelers Cycle Club leisure rides Weds 11am, faster rides 10.30am Sats. Meet Anglian Water reservoir just off Pretty Corner, Sheringham. Time trial racing Tues eves, some Thurs eves & Sun mornings, meet at Roy Boys layby. Club Secy Tim Collison: 01263 514785 Northrepps Pre-School. Mon-Fri 8.30 – 3.30 p.m. Hot lunches available. Tel: Chloe Prigmore 01263 579396 Roughton Under 5s Playgroup Mon to Fri 9.15-11.45am during term time. For ages 2-5 years. Ofsted registered. Funded places for 3 & 4 yr olds. Enquiries 07500 418236. West Runton Scout Group: Beavers (age 6-8) Thur 6-7.15pm; Cubs (age 8-10 1/2) Tues 6.30-8pm; Scouts (age 10 1/2 - 14) Fri 7-9pm; Explorers (age 14-18) Mon 7-9pm. Details from Paul Henriksen, Tel: 01263 712288 North Norfolk Mencap Society Drop in Centre every Thursday 1pm – 4pm at Merchants Place, Church Street, Cromer Line Dancing every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Cromer Social Club - new dancers always welcome Folk Dance Club - The Community Hall Garden Street. Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm. No partner required. Keen beginners welcome. Tel 01263 578224 Cash Bingo every Thursday at Cromer Social Club eyes down at 7.30pm - new members always welcome Sheringham Stroke Support Group for anyone who has suffered a stroke. Meets every Weds except July and August from 2.30-4.30pm at Sheringham Methodist Church on Cromer Road. For more information please call Sophie on 07833247108 or Harvey on 01263 512328

Bridge Club at The Morley Club, Sheringham. Duplicate Pairs Thursdays 7pm and Fridays 2pm. Tel 01263 822087 Whist Drive. Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham. Every Thurs 1.45-4pm, £1.50 per head, to include cup of tea and raffle. Kelling Model Flying Club The Morley Club, Sheringham second Wednesday of the month. 7.30pm for 8pm. New members welcome. Contact 01263 511466. ROAB Lodge Wednesday nights 8.15pm. Shipden Lodge, The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer Cromer & District Garden Society meet second Thursday in the month 7.30pm in the Community Hall Garden St Cromer Hall and always welcome new members and visitors. Annual membership fee is £10 and for visitors £2 per meeting. Call 01263 514399

North Norfolk Chess Club Fridays 7.30 at the Morley Club, 48 Cromer Rd, Sheringham. All welcome. Contact club secretary Peter Hodkinson 01263 823814 NORTH NORFOLK AMATEUR RADIO GROUP. Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.00am - 4.00pm in the Radio Hut at the Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne. New members warmly welcomed. Phone 01603 487047 or 01263 821936 for further details. Cromer Country Market held in Cromer Community Hall on 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 10am - 12noon Extend, gentle exercise to music for the over 60s. Northrepps Village Hall, Monday 2.30-3.30pm. Further info contact Lindsey 01263 768159 North Norfolk Pride represents LGBT people in North Norfolk. Informal social meeting on every Tuesday at the Red Lion Hotel (in Cromer) from 7pm, except when we have a formal meeting (usually the first Tuesday of the month). For details of our formal meetings please visit our website ( for further details as these frequently change. Modern Sequence Dancing - Mons at East Runton Village Hall, 8pm-10.30pm. T: Brian Payne 01692 403071 Cromer & Sheringham Brass band rehearses at Upper Sheringham Village Hall at 8pm on Thursdays where members of the public are welcome to come in and listen to the music being practiced. Enquiries for the band to Chairman 01263 577624 or Secretary 01263 588654 Cromer Taekwondo School - Tues 6-8pm at Cromer Sports Centre. Open to any age between 6 and 65. New members welcome - 1st lesson free. Tel: 01263 711824 Suffield Park Bowls Club, Station Road. Whist Drive most Tuesdays, 2.15pm. Cash or Prize Bingos, Fridays twice monthly, 7.30pm. Bar - Raffle. All Welcome. North Norfolk Different Strokes. Support, info, fun for younger stroke survivors. Meet fortnightly Tues 2.30 - 4.30pm in Sheringham area. For details ring 01263 715952 / 821480. Norfolk OCD Support meets fortnightly on Thursdays at Merchants Place, Cromer from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Anybody affected by OCD is either welcome to just pop along on the night or can contact me for more details on (01263) 517104 or email North Norfolk Model Engineering Club - meetings 1st Friday of each month at 7.30pm. A welcome is extended to visitors and prospective members of all ages. Further details from Gordon Ford on 01263 512350. Roughton Village Hall - Prize Bingo every third Friday in the month 7.30pm. All welcome Elderberries Sports and Social Club Badminton and Short Mat Bowling every Monday and Friday at Cromer Sports Hall from 3pm to 5pm. Casual players very welcome at £1.50 per hour or become a member. Please call for more details Sheila Saunders on 01263 761142 New members always welcome. Roughton, St Mary's School Bingo. Come and join us. Including cash bingo! Every second Friday of the month (excl. August). 7pm doors open, 7.30pm eyes down. 1st Rural Roughton Mill Scout Group (incorporating Roughton Mill Brownies). Beavers (age 6-8) Mon 5.306.45pm. Cub Scouts (8 -10.5) Tue 7-8.30pm. Brownies (7-11) Wed 4.45-6.15pm. Scouts (10.5 -14) Wed 7-9pm. Explorer Scouts (14 -18) Thu 7-9.30pm. For further information, Contact Dave Stow on 01263 513895 CONTINUED ON PAGE 6...

Cromer Times Cromer Times #412 December 15th 2012

Community Stunned

There was utter disbelief as police confirmed the names of the couple involved in the tragic fatal shooting incident in Cromer at the beginning of the month.

Colleagues at NNDC joined with neighbours, friends and acquaintances both in Cromer but also the surrounding area to offer condolences to the family of Keith and Andrea Johnson.

Statement from North Norfolk District Council Chief Executive, Sheila Oxtoby on the news of the deaths of Council Leader Keith Johnson and his wife, Andrea:

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It is with enormous shock and huge sadness that we have learned of the deaths of Council Leader Keith Johnson and his wife Andrea. Keith was a highly respected and much loved Member of North Norfolk District Council. He will be greatly missed by the Council and his

death is a great loss to the whole community. Keith and Andrea were well known by many people in the district and our thoughts and prayers go out to both their families and close friends.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sheila Oxtoby CEO, North Norfolk District Council

Councillors this afternoon and we have agreed that, as Keith's deputy, I should become acting group leader while we are all allowed time to grieve and to consider the future.

"Keith and Andrea were wonderful people and we shall remember them always with affection."

Statement issued by Tom Fitzpatrick, the Deputy Leader of North Norfolk District Council, following a meeting of the Conservative Council Group on the day the news was released:

"It was with great sadness that we received the news of the deaths of Keith and Andrea Johnson. Keith was a conscientious colleague, committed public servant and, above all, a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and all those who knew and loved them.

"I have met with my fellow Conservative

A message from North Norfolk policing commander Supt Carl Edwards

The Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team (MIT) are continuing with their detailed investigation into the circumstances of the deaths of a couple, believed to be Andrea and Keith Johnson, at Compit Hills on Sunday 2 December. I would like to reassure the community that we are not seeking anyone else in relation to the deaths. Local neighbourhood officers and PCSOs remain at the scene and will be working with the MIT over the coming days to support and reassure the families and community affected by this tragic event.

East Coast sponsors Christmas Seaside Special

The East Coast Motor Company are pleased to continue their support for the Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre by supplying another specially branded Ford Fiesta to Mike Cutts the Theatre's Sales Co-ordinator.

Car Sales Manager Graham Poulter is seen here handing over the keys to Mike outside the Pier.

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This car will be used to promote the Christmas Seaside Special Show. Ian Hall the Pier's general manager said, "We are delighted that the East Coast Motor Company are continuing to support the pier and are thrilled to be working with such a well-established and respected local company".

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Christmas Seaside Special review

The Christmas Show opened at The Pavilion Theatre Cromer on the 1st December with a spectacular performance of variety entertainment. Di Cooke, who devised, directed and choreographed, has created a highly professional and massively entertaining show along with Nigel Hogg, Musical Director and arranger. Olly Day linked the whole show brilliantly in a lighthearted and entertaining way, assisted in no "little" way by Jo Little, comedienne, who's personality and talent shone through. The two lead singers, Lulu Alexander and Cromers own Eddie Bushell gave us tremendous performances with great solo efforts, but also featured in the whole company scenes. Lulu also gave us a brief glimpse of her talent as a championship skater. Helen Gulston and James Morgan who are part of the superb Seaside Special Dancers joined Lulu and Eddie to great effect as the Christmas Quartet. The Seaside Special dancers gave their usual talented, enthusiastic and high octane performance supported by the delightful and extremely talented children of Marlene's School of Dancing. Marlene also provided the brilliant members of the Youth Choir who linked well with the professional cast members. We can certainly be proud of our local performers. The scenery was designed by Ian Westbrook at 3D Creations, costumes by Laura Whyte and sound and lighting by Amanda Hill added greatly to the enjoyment of the show. A very talented bunch. This is a fantastic show which runs until 30th December so book early to get into the Christmas Spirit. WARNING: DO NOT BE LATE TAKING YOUR SEATS AS YOU WILL MISS A VERY SPECIAL OPENING WHICH INCLUDES SOME LOCAL CHARACTERS YOU MAY RECOGNISE.


It’s time for everyone to pop into Icarus Hines butchers to help support Norfolk & Waveney’s own Big C cancer charity. Apart from owning a useful memory aid for 2013, having photos of Icarus and his staff in Cromer and Sheringham, you will be helping to fund Big C’s purchase of vital equipment and nurses. Big C also pay for ground-breaking world class research into cancer at the UAE School of Biological Sciences and Medical School. The calendar features one saucy seaside postcard for each month - good fun. Available from Cromer and Sheringham shops at just £...... - no price, just make a donation to Big C. Nearly forgot - there is also a special discount voucher for each month - another good reason to get yours now before they are all gone.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4... Family Prize Bingo every Monday Woodlands Holiday Park, Trimingham. Book sales open 7pm, eyes down at 7.30. In aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Royal Air Forces Association Sheringham & District branch holds regular meetings and social events. All former members of the RAF and WRAF including members of their families welcome. For information contact Joe Floyd on 01263 511260 West Runton Sports and Social Club, Water Lane, West Runton 01263 868866 - Cash Bingo every Wed at 9pm. General Knowledge Quiz nights every Sun at 9pm. Every Tues - Line Dancing with our own teacher. Most weekends - In house disco or Live Bands Weybourne Folk Club meets third Sunday every month at the Ship Inn 3pm - 6pm. Singers, Musicians, Audience all welcome. It's free. Contact Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or 07518 735299 . Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band. At The Diplomat, Ormesby Road, Coltishall, NR10 5JZ on the first Sunday of every month. 1pm to 3.30pm. Admission free. Extend exercise for over 60s at East Runton Village Hall, Tuesdays 2.30 - 3.30 Tel: 01692 407851 Mundesley Haig Bowls Club opens for the new outdoor season at 2.00 pm on Saturday 21 April. New members welcome, just come along and join us. For further information please telephone 01263 721815. North Walsham Spiritualist Centre 6.30pm - 8pm every Sunday in the St John Ambulance Hall, Bacton Road, North Walsham. All welcome. CROMER LIBRARY Prince of Wales Rd, NR27 9HS 01263 512850. Mon 9.30am–7pm, Tues 9.30am–5pm, Weds 9.30am–1pm, Thurs 9.30am–5pm, Fri 9.30am– 7pm, Sat 10am–1pm. It is free to join and free internet access is available. Regular events: Third Mon each


month: Carers Forum drop-in advice session 2–4pm. First Thurs each month: Carers Forum Support Group meetings 1–3pm. Second Thurs each month: Age UK drop-in advice desk 10.30am-12pm. Every Fri: 2 for the price of 1 hire on DVDs and music CDs. Every Sat: £1 off games hire. First Sat each month: Family History drop-in support group 10am-12pm. Second Sat each month: Family Story time 11 – 12pm under 8s must be accompanied North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wednesday, 7pm at North Walsham High School, Spencer Ave. For dates and further information visit or contact Gillian tel. 01692 650250 Monthly Mondays – Art Afternoons - Trunch Village Hall, NR28 0QE – 2-4pm – Join our local artist, Jan Ellmore, for an afternoon of art! A variety of genres will be covered including drawing and painting. Jan will provide all the mediums unless you want to bring your own! Each week Jan will welcome the group but will instruct one-on-one so that you can choose your genre. Jan would like you to bring along any photographs that you would like to copy from. Cost £4, and booking required by 3pm the Friday before on 07826869377 (call for dates) Weekly Tuesdays - The Fit Together Tea Dance - 24pm at the Copeman Centre, Hall Street, Briston, NR24 2LG. No partner and no booking necessary. Call Claire Carter on (01263) 861340 for directions. £2 including tea/coffee/biscuits/cake. Weekly Thursdays - Fit Together Badminton - 1pm to 4.30pm at the Gresham Village Hall, East Beckham Lane, Gresham, NR11 8RT. The time is divided between different abilities. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Call 07917596797 to find your time slot and book your place – all equipment provided. £2.50 Cromer Forum meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Lower Hall of Cromer Methodist Church, Hall Road, Cromer at 7.30 pm. Everyone welcome

Bridge at Weybourne Village Hall. The Acol Club meets Tuesdays 2pm. Chicago movement means no need to bring a partner. All abilities welcome. Details 01692 404064 or 01263 825061. Fledgeling Music classes are friendly, dynamic, energetic and fun. A unique experience your child will love! Who for? Children aged 4 months to 4 years How much? FREE taster class, members pay only £4, younger siblings £2 babies of older siblings FREE. Paid half termly. For further information, please visit, telephone Lorna on 07500 221121 or e-mail: Sheringham & District Philatelic Society meet at the Church Hall West Runton on the second Monday of each month, at 7.30pm Our members come from all areas of North Norfolk, for further details please ring Jim on 01263 721043 Northrepps 'Poppyland' Royal British Legion Meets first Monday every month 7.30pm Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel. New members welcome.01263 579633 Morley Lunch Club Sheringham on the third Tuesday of the month. 2 course lunch for £7.50. Sittings start from 12am till 2pm. Please call in to find out more or phone 01263 822087 to book. Railway Quilting & Craft Group meet every second and fourth Tues of the month at the Parish Hall in The Londs, Overstrand 10am and 12 noon. Small Quarterly charge. Details Vivian Maggs on 01263 576986 MOTORCYCLISTS - Roadkill Customs Motorcycles, Cromer - late night shopping (to 9pm) every Wed. Brit Stop Coffee Shop open drinks & snacks 01263 513307 BIKERS MEET - Brit Stop Coffee Shop at Roadkill Customs Motorcycles, Cromer - 1st Wed each month Take-away night (bring your own!) - we supply seats/ cutlery/condiments. Or just drop in for a cuppa - every Wednesday until 9pm. Hot/cold drinks and snacks always available. Come along and meet up with fellow bikers. Tel 01263 513307

Cromer Times Cromer Times #412 December 15th 2012

Council launches Empty Property Matching Service to mark Empty Homes Week

Cromer East Side Shopping

The traders from Bond Street, along Church Street to the traffic lights and up Mount Street up to the top of Bond Street would like to encourage more people to walk beyond The Church and visit us.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has launched a new free service to help put people with an empty property to sell in touch with those who want to buy them.

At the edge of the town we are often overlooked by shoppers both local and visiting. We would like to say it is worth taking a few extra steps to browse the shops, have a coffee or meal and use the range of services on offer.

The North Norfolk Empty Property Matching Service will provide particulars of empty properties and alongside it a list of people seeking to buy empty properties in the North Norfolk district. General particulars (personal details will be kept confidential) are available on the NNDC website and the service also has its own dedicated phone line and email contact address.

The launch took place during Empty Homes Week at the end of November. The week is organised by the charity Empty Homes to highlight the waste of empty property nationwide, and to celebrate the success of numerous examples and new initiatives to bring empty homes back into use and to encourage more widespread action.

NNDC Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing Trevor Ivory said, “This council is determined to bring empty homes back into use. We have 887 long-term empty properties on the NNDC Council Tax records and I hope schemes like the Empty Homes Matching Service will help people to bring them back to life. Houses should be lived in, not left empty, and if people aren’t willing to take action themselves, then we are perfectly prepared to take enforcement action at the appropriate time if we have to.”

To find out more about the NNDC Empty Property Matching Service, visit phone 01263 516299 or email

Whether you want: an unusual or unique gift to a book, children’s shoes to light bulbs, art work to a mobility aid, accessory wear to houses, legal services to electricians, flowers to fossils, bags to scarves, Thai meal to a bacon sandwich, a beauty treatment to a survey, personalised pottery to parties for all ages, wool to cards, calendars to electric bikes, Tiffany lamps to boots, printing to toys, cakes to advice, embroidery crafts to candles, specialist cake supplies to hand made jewellery, Russian dolls to table lamps, Collectors Teddy bears to rented property, pictures and paintings to gold and silver, watches to bags, a coffee to a glass of wine overlooking the sea, take-away to sit down meal and much much more, We are waiting for you to visit.

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Trimingham Events Whist at the Pilgrim Shelter every Thursday in December (20th & 27th) 1.30 for 1.45pm start. Cost £1.50 each player, all very welcome, includes tea/coffee and raffle. Craft (or just sit and chat) afternoon at Pilgrim Shelter on 21st December from 1.45pm, cost £1.50 includes tea/coffee CHRISTMAS MUSIC from the Cliftonville Singers on Saturday 15 December at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity

Church, West Runton. £5 on the door to include refreshments

Cromer Society Wednesday 9 January from 10am onwards: Enrolment for a new 10 week Extended Lecture Course: "Art of the Anglo-Saxons and Celts" presented by Margaret Forrester at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer: £30 Members/£40 Non-Members or £5/£6 each single lecture

Wednesday 9 January 2013 7pm:

Recorded Music Section "Tour of Britain" presented by Jane Sapwell at Cromer Bowls Club, Station Road, Cromer

Wednesday 16 January 2013 at 10.30am: Extended Lecture Course: "Art of the Anglo-Saxons and Celts presented by Margaret Forrester at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer

Thursday 17 january 2013 7pm: Illustrated Talk "An Evening of Photography" presented by David Morris. Cromer Bowls Club,

National Trust in December 14, 15, 16 December, 11am – 2.30pm (last entry 2pm) See the ground floor rooms of the hall decorated to celebrate a 1940s Christmas. A bygone era brought to life by members of the Civil Defenders re-enactment group. Normal admission charges apply. NT members free. No booking required.

Carols in the Courtyard

Sunday 16 December, 2.30pm Join us in the courtyard for our annual carol singing with the Cromer and Sheringham brass band. Free event. No booking required.

Sheringham Park

Post-Christmas Walk

27 December, 11am Come and join us in the fresh air and burn off some of those extra Christmas calories. Walk off the excesses of Christmas with a relaxing stroll around the Park taking in the natural beauty of the area. Round off the walk with a hot drink and mince pies. Ability to walk up to five miles required. £5 Adults, £2.50 Children

Cromer Library

Norfolk Libraries really do have something for everyone - from console games to the latest best-sellers. We can teach older people how to use the internet on one of our free Surf’s Up courses, lend out toys and books for children in our brilliant Story Sacks, help you reminisce with someone you’re caring for using one of our beautiful reminiscence kits or even deliver books direct to your door if you find it difficult to get to the library. More than 5000 people joined the library last January, and we’re hoping to beat that this year. It’s free to become a library member and quick and easy to join up in a library or online. So if you’ve not visited us for a while, why not make it your new year’s resolution to get back into your local library? With ebooks to download, our online catalogue you can search from home, renewals available 24 hours a day online or by phone and 47 libraries (not to mention our 13 mobile libraries) across Norfolk, it’s never been easier to use your library service.

Try our Family Friendly Saturdays in North Norfolk and Broadland throughout January. Toys and games to play with, free use of DS games then borrow one and get one free. Find out more about all the services we offer at 8

Holt Hall –‘Open Doors’ 16 December 10am - 1pm Join us for mince pies and drinks in the main Hall. Mrs Claus is due to arrive at 11.00am to mix Christmas in her mixing bowl and share the tale of the day, a long time ago, when she and her husband, Santa, lost the most important ingredient of all The Spirit of Christmas. Free entry, refreshments available. Sorry no dogs allowed. Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt NR25 7DU

Events at the Blickling Estate in December


A 1940s Christmas

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First three weekends in December

Get ready for Christmas! We have everything you’ll need for an unforgettable festive experience. A great day out, with a beautifully decorated house, tasty treats, a courtyard craft fair, music and entertainment, mulled wine and presents galore. Free to National Trust members, non-members adult £11.95, child £5.95 (house and gardens). Craft marquee, shop, restaurant and bookshop free entry to all.

15th & 16th December A traditional and delicious Christmas lunch served in the grandeur of Lord Lothian's study. Four courses + coffee £32.50 per person.

January Sale

on Saturday 19 January in the Parish Hall, Cromer (opposite Boots Chemist) from 9am until 2pm. Refreshments also available in the Coffee Bar.

Unwanted Christmas gifts and donations will help our local charity, the Canaan Christian Centre in Sheringham which continues to help children here in Norfolk and in orphanages in Hungary, Brazil and Nigeria.

Please come and support us – the Canaan Centre is 35 years old this year and has been helping local families for many years.

Fit Together Walks

Wednesday 2 January – 10:30am - Cromer/East Runton Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 3.2 miles – A walk with moderate gradients on dirt, gravel, grass and minor roads. Meet at the NNDC Car Park, (Parking charges apply), Runton Rd, Cromer (OS Grid: TG211423). Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377.

Friday 4 January - 11am - Cromer Doctors’ Surgery and Upper prom Bookable Walk – Grade 1 – Approx. 1 mile – A walk on paved surfaces with gentle gradients and breath- taking views. Meet at the Cromer Docs’ Surgery, 48 Overstrand Rd, Cromer, NR27 0AJ (parking along road). (Wheel chair friendly but kerbs) Please book for this walk on 07766259999 by 3pm on Thurs Jan 3rd. and arrive 20 mins early if you are new.

Monday 14 January – 11am - Trimingham Cliff Bookable Walk – Grade 1 – Approx. 1 mile – A flat scenic walk on field paths and through woodland. Meet at the free lay-by opposite Woodland Caravan Park, Trimingham, NR11 8AL. Please book for this walk on 07766259999 by 3pm Fri Jan 11th. and arrive 20 mins early if you are new.

The Local Pick Up Point for the full Fit Together walk programme is Cromer Tourist Information Centre.

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Cromer Music Evenings

Review of concert held on Sunday, 25 November at Templewood, Northrepps Bogdan Vacarescu (violin) and Heidi Parsons (Cello)

Cromer Music Evenings maintained the high standard now expected at Templewood in presenting two world class artists who delighted almost a full house with a well chosen programme.

Contrary to the order, Heidi Parsons opened with J S Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cello Suite No 1 in G Major. The Prelude to begin this set of dances is usual but is not always the case, as often the Allemande is the first item followed by Courante, Sarabande, Bourees and Gigue the suite of five dances. Being unaccompanied this can leave the performer exposed to the listener regarding intonation and tone quality - both were absolutely sublime in the hands of this master of the instrument.

The Chaconne from Partita ll for Violin solo by J S Bach, again unaccompanied, captured an intimate rapport with the audience, adding even more to an atmosphere of musical excitement.

Maurice Ravelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sonate for Violin and Cello in four movements was written in memory of Ravelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friendship with Debussy. This piece encapsulated almost everything required of accomplished string players. This, amongst the dissonant passages and the beautiful unusual lyrical lines from the wailing sounds of the Lento movement to the aggressive double stopping where the chords played, with almost a percussive effect, was riveting to witness.

After the interval, Niccolo Paganiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Duetto ll (Tre Duetti Concertanti) for violin and cello displayed the magnetic rapport between the two artists and was unblemished, as they accompanied each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing of the melodic line.

The Concert Variations on "The Last Rose of Summer" by H W Ernst for solo violin consisted of a myriad of improvisatory snippets and was performed with ease and yes, humorous ideas, conjured up, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure, as the performance progressed by none other than Vacarescu himself! Passacaglia (frei nach Handel) by Johan Halvorsen was the final piece in what proved to be the highlight of Cromer Music Evenings current series. Terry Keeler

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Cromer & District Branch Cromer 2012 Remembrance On behalf of the Royal British Legion Cromer & District Branch, I would like to thank the community and associations of Cromer town for the tremendous support given to both the War Memorial service in the morning of 11 November and the parade and Church service in the afternoon.

Special thanks must go to the Rev David Court, the vicar of Cromer and his team for conducting the services, the Police Community Team for the necessary traffic control, Squadron Leader Kevin Green, Parade Marshall Mr Tony Shipp and Cromer VEO Ltd for the construction of the saluting rostrum, St John Ambulance, Cromer & Sheringham Band and TS Warrior Naval Cadet Corps Band, Mr Richard Fletcher for playing the Last Post & Reveille. Peter Henderson Sound Systems for the PA arrangements and Mark and family at The Cottage, Louden for allowing its use as a venue and for the considerable catering involved. Also to the many people who worked behind the scenes to ensure all went as smoothly as possible and to the media for the coverage of the whole of the Remembrance period.

Last but by no means least to Mr Tim Waller who for the last few years has been the sole organiser and is now going to have a well-deserved rest! Thank you Tim for all the hard work you have put in to make Remembrance truly memorable in Cromer.

J B Needham Chairman, Cromer & District Branch Royal British Legion

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Cromer Times #412 December 15th 2012

Police cold caller warning Police are reminding residents to be vigilant to cold callers in the run-up to Christmas.

The warning comes as ACPOs (Association of Chief Police Officers) National Burglary Awareness campaign focuses on distraction burglary – crimes where people trick or distract residents in order to gain entry to their property.

The most common form is for people to pretend to be from a water company, gas or electric provider and trick the homeowner into thinking they need urgent access to his phone. Other methods include pretending to be doing repairs or maintenance or impersonating figures of authority to enter homes.

Detective Sergeant Pete Jessop, from Norfolk Constabulary’s Operation RADAR team, which specialises in doorstep crime, said while offences had fallen significantly in recent years it still pays to be vigilant.

“I would urge people to remain vigilant when they receive a knock on their door. Cold callers are men or women or make up stories to gain access to a person’s home to steal and will often prey on the vulnerable such as the elderly.

“If you do decide to open the door to someone, ensure that you ask for identification and certainly think twice before inviting anyone

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into your house. A genuine caller should not mind you checking.”

Police would also give the following advice:

• Close and lock the back door before answering the front door

• Use a spy hole or window to look at the caller before answering the door.

• Elderly householders should be on their guard and members of the public who have an elderly or vulnerable neighbour or relative should be vigilant.

• Always ask for identification from any unexpected callers and do not let anyone in if you are not comfortable with who they are.

• Phone the company or organization the caller claims to be from while the caller waits outside. • Tell someone you trust about uninvited callers to your home.

• If necessary, report it to police with a description of the people involved and details of their vehicles if possible.

Further crime prevention advice is available at


Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

Sometimes we watch the news, see people in need and think, 'But what can I do?' In 1990 a man in North Wales saw a report about orphanages in Romania.

He decided he would organise a relief collection. In among the toys and toiletries sent were some shoeboxes, covered in Christmas paper and filled with treats.

Operation Christmas Child was born! By 1995 the annual event had grown so much that an international charity, Samaritan's Purse, was approached to take on what was a logistical nightmare.

Last year 1.1 million shoeboxes were sent to twelve countries and hopefully by Christmas Day this year the 100 millionth gift-filled shoebox will have been delivered.

Harry with one of the many boxes piled up and ready to go to Samaritans Purse.

And yet the need is so great that a child who receives a shoebox this year is unlikely ever to get another. The charity which began with one person continues to be about individuals.

Each person who fills a shoebox is making a difference.

On Sunday 18 November members and friends of St. Andrew`s Methodist Church, Sheringham, brought a total of 121 gaily wrapped shoe boxes which they had filled with toys, toiletries, hats, scarves, gloves, educational items, to the church, ready to be sent to this very worthwhile charity.

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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

On 17 November we held our Christmas Sale in the St Benets Hall, North Walsham and I am happy to report that £1623.32 was raised for the cats in our care. Despite the rain, the sale was very well attended and a steady stream of customers passed through the doors.

We always enjoy this event as so many friends and fellow cat lovers come and support us and those who have had cats from us update us with news of their beloved companions. Cats like Vikki, re-homed by us in 2004, had always lived outside until she came into care but now never attempts to set a foot outdoors, even when she goes round the country with her family in their caravan. Vikki sends us postcards from the many places she visits and is a much travelled cat. Also, looking at photographs of two kittens which left for a new home in the summer with two of our new volunteers, Rachel and Ant, and seeing how much they have grown; or talking to the couple who asked for our help, having bought a holiday cottage and discovering they had a feral colony living close by, which was rapidly increasing in size and using their garden as a toilet. They trapped all the cats, took the adults to be neutered and

brought the kittens to us to be re-homed. So many stories we could tell and so many cats we have helped over the years.

As this is the last edition of The Cromer Timed before Christmas we would like to thank everyone who has supported us during the Nimrod - looking at him now it is hard to believe he year and wish them a Happy Christmas and a was underweight and poorly when he arrived in care Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

If you are looking for a cat or kitten please give a call on 01692 535858. Alternatively you can visit for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number.

If, however, you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher).

A Bit of Christmas Magic

Members of Animal Magic Dog Club were delighted when Santa took time out from his busy schedule to drop into the Christmas Show last month. The annual event raised over £600 in aid of local charity PACT Animal Sanctuary. During these difficult economic times the Sanctuary is seeing donations fall while the number of animals needing urgent help is increasing, so were over the moon at the generosity shown by club members. Animal Magic Dog Club based near North Walsham is a fun, family orientated club offering a wide range of training.

For further information on the club and classes available please call 01263 720730 or visit our web site

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Christmas is coming…………..

The tinsel is out, the tree is up and fairy lights are a plenty! In the canine and feline world however, Christmas is not such a fun time. There is sometimes a lot of disruption to everyday life with more people in the house, some of them not very well known. The cat’s usual sleeping place on the spare bed is suddenly unavailable and there is a great big tree in the front room! So, sometimes our pets get upset at Christmas and when you really stop to think, it’s no surprise why. With so much sudden change, a dog or cat with an already nervous disposition may well be tipped over the edge and start protesting with strange and somewhat unwelcome behaviours. Cats may start to urinate or ‘scent mark’ in the house, they may become more vocal and start picking fights with their housemates – of any species. Dogs tend to get vocal and disruptive; the tree may be used as a lavatory, after all that’s what trees are for outside – silly humans for bringing them inside! There are things you can do to relive the stress on your pets but most of all you need to consider them in your plans. Try to keep their routine as close to ‘normal’ as possible. Provide an alternative bed if the spare room is unavailable, maybe a crate with a blanket draped over. The cat may insist on sleeping on top of the wardrobe for the duration of the festivities, let them, as this is where they feel comfortable with everything that is going on.

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Some other tips for Christmas with animals Don’t buy a pet as a present – so many end up as unwanted gifts and in rescue homes by New Year. Don’t feed your dog chocolate – it is toxic to dogs – they can become extremely unwell and some quantities of dark chocolate can be fatal. Provide a den or use a plug-in calming device (available from the surgery) to ease the nerves of stressed animals when everyone arrives for Christmas. Keep routines as normal as possible If you are worried about your pet’s behaviour during Christmas or at any other time during the year do get in touch with the nurses at Sheringham for some sound advice.

We would like to wish all of our clients a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year

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Motoring Future Comes to North Norfolk

The future of motoring has arrived in North Norfolk after local car retailer Crayford and Abbs Ltd was appointed to join Nissan’s expanding elite band network of specialist EV (Electric Vehicle) outlets last month.

The exciting appointment means the Bodham dealership is now able to sell and service the groundbreaking Nissan LEAF – the world’s bestselling 100% electric car.

It follows a period of intensive manufacturer-led training for dealership staff and the appointment of James Abbs as a dedicated Electric Vehicle Relationship Manager on hand to assist customers with all driving and ownership queries.

And Kevin Abbs is predicting no shortage of interest in the stunning LEAF – the 2011 World and European Car of the Year – from potential customers eager to experience its winning combination of zero-emissions, ultra low running costs and effortless practicality.

A spacious and generously equipped family hatchback, the LEAF is capable of travelling up to 109 miles on a single charge which could cost as little as £2.03 on an overnight electricity tariff. In addition, its zero-emission battery-powered motor means it’s completely exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge. Meanwhile, Crayford and Abbs Ltd will also become a popular destination for existing LEAF Cre a drivers as it has been Tea m s fitted with a high-tech charging point – part Sp Crab of an ever expanding ec i alit nationwide network. ies

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“This is absolutely fantastic news for our business and for the region’s motorists. By becoming a Nissan specialist EV dealer we have effectively made 100% electric motoring an affordable and practical reality for the motorists of North Norfolk”

He added: “The Nissan LEAF is an incredible vehicle which drives and handles just like a conventionally-powered car. But the benefits are amazing. The running costs are super low while trips to the filling station and forking out for things like road tax and congestion charges instantly become a thing of the past.

“Plus, of course, LEAF drivers have the added benefit of knowing they are not adding to their carbon footprint and are helping the environment.”

The Nissan LEAF is available now priced from £25,900 (including a £5,000 government grant).

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We have been runners-up for the past few years in our local inter W.I’s quiz. This year’s team, Jane Halls, Mary Haynes and Madeline Hudson pulled out all the stops and won; bringing back the Brass Tray Award to Overstrand. Well done Ladies.

The walks committee met in November and drew up a varied programme of walks for 2013. On November 11th, our President, Mrs Caz Lewis represented our group and placed awreath on the village War Memorial at St Martins Church’s Service of Remembrance.Later in the month we held our AGM, where the Committee and President were elected for the forthcoming year, changes to the Constitution agreed, thanks expressed and Accounts approved. The evening was rounded off with a Birthday Cake to celebrate the group’s 29th birthday.

Activities, meetings and events for 2012 will conclude in December with a traditional Christmas Lunch. This will be cooked and served by members of ‘Catering with Friends’ who are part of an admirablelocal charitywho provide people with learning difficulties with opportunities to work in the community.

Regular meetings (the third Wednesday each month) will recommence on January 16th at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall in The Londs; visitors are always most welcome.

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Following popular demand after the success of this year’s event, Revival Productions are delighted to announce that on Saturday 10 August 2013, Blickling Hall will again be playing host to a grand, British Proms spectacular with a choreographed air display by the Grace Spitfire and a great fireworks finale. The 2013 event returns with an added twist – the first half will be a trip to the movies, to include a symphonic medley of James Bond themes to celebrate 50 years of Bond, as well as other great cinema classics including “The Way We Were” and “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic; the second half will be full of Proms favourites, including Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope & Glory. Audience participation will be heartily encouraged and it is guaranteed to be a veritable feast of great music and spectacle! Tickets are on sale now at a special price of only £29 (early bird discount is available until 31st January 2013) – a perfect Christmas present for someone special!

Once again, it promises to be a true celebration of some of the greatest music ever written and performed by the highly acclaimed Sinfonia Viva orchestra and Mezzo Soprano Jessica Walker, under conductor Roderick Dunk. Carolyn Grace is delighted to be returning to Blickling to further rouse the crowd with her “dancing” spitfire and the evening will conclude with a fantastic fireworks display over the lake. As well as having FREE parking (for both coaches and cars), concert goers can bring their own picnics, dress for the occasion if they so wish , soak up the atmosphere and come together to sing some anthemic favourites in the beautiful Blickling Hall setting. What better way to celebrate a history of iconic British music

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Cromer’s New Year’s Day Firework Display

All eyes will be on the skies above Cromer Pier at 5pm on 1 January 2013 for the traditional New Year’s Day Firework display, and organisers hope as many people as possible will again come to Cromer for the day – but urge them not to leave it until the last minute to come to Cromer.

“We’re delighted it’s become such a successful annual event, and with plenty of good vantage points to watch the display, come early, we don’t want anyone to miss it,” says Firework Committee Chairman Jim Bond.

“The idea has always been to bring people up to the coast for a breath of fresh air, something to eat and drink, and a fabulous firework display over the sea fired from Cromer Pier at 5pm.

"This year, 1 January is a Tuesday, so linger longer and enjoy the evening. Cafés, pubs and restaurants will also be open, so there'll be plenty of places to get a cuppa or something stronger."

There will also be teas and coffees in the Church with musical accompaniment, and mulled wine outside.

Raising over £4,000 for local good causes – and funding the following year’s display – the annual display attracts up to 8,000 people

into Cromer on New Year’s Day.

"This year’s show will be as spectacular as in previous years. We have been planning and building the show over the last few months and are hoping more than ever to produce effects that will light up the sea in a variety of colours, but this, as always, is all weather dependent


3pm FUN RUN Work off those New Year’s Eve excesses with a gentle jog along Cromer Prom – or a five minute dash if you’re up to it! North Norfolk Beach Runners are organising their annual One Mile Fun Run as a curtain-raiser for the firework display at 5pm. Starting from the pier forecourt at 3pm, the run is open to all ages and abilities, with categories for under 13 year-olds, 14-16 year-olds, seniors and even Fancy Dress. Registration will take place from 2.30pm on the pier forecourt for a fee of £1.

4.30pm TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION As every year since the first display in 2000, there will be a ‘torchlight’ procession from the churchyard at 4.30pm, with light-sabres and

lanterns available to buy during the afternoon outside Cromer Museum (next to the Church). Mulled wine will again be served outside the museum, with tea, coffee, and hot soup available in the church. Throughout the afternoon there will also be musical entertainment in the church for everyone to enjoy. Local cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants will also be open, the local butcher will be having a BBQ outside his shop from 3pm and other vendors are planning to ensure the crowds who descend on Cromer won’t go hungry. If you made a New Year resolution to learn to surf, the Glide Surf School and Cedar House Surf Shop will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Please see the Town Council website ( and Facebook page (‘New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer’) for a list of some of the traders who will be participating.

“Please give generously”

Donations from spectators last year raised over £9,000, which is divided between funding the following year’s display and local charities. “Everyone’s aware that budgets are still tight, but we do ask people give as generously as they can,” says Jim Bond. “Just a few coins can make a lot of difference to local charities and good causes – and without everyone’s help we couldn’t continue the annual display.” Visitors are urged to arrive in Cromer as early as possible on New Year’s Day. All three town car parks will be open. Runton Road car park will be charging a fixed charge of £2 per car for all day parking from 2pm on the day. Normal car park fees will apply on all other car parks.

Please note Cromer Pier will be closed from 8am on New Year’s Day until after the display (7pm approx) although Tides Restaurant will be open.

This year’s Cromer New Year Day Firework Display costs over £5,000. Underwritten by Cromer Town Council, money raised from bucket collections will be divided between local good causes and funding next year’s (2014) display.

Cross those fingers firmly, but since 1 Jan 2000 the weather’s been kind to Cromer’s New Year Day Firework Display. “We’ve had some wet years, and a few chilly ones,” says Jim Bond. “Fortunately we’ve never had a really strong wind which could seriously affect a display from the pier.” Any last minute changes to the event will be announced on local radio, via the Facebook page (‘New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer’) and twitter (North_lodge_cromer). See page 23 for an idea of how the day pans out for the Firework Team

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Cromer Academy Awards Evening A Paralympic hero gave a motivational speech for Cromer Academy’s students at their annual awards event last month.

Jody Cundy, who has won gold medals in swimming and cycling, was the guest of honour and opened the academy’s refurbished gym and dance studio - unveiling a plaque inside the facility.

Visitors and award winners also saw the studio in use as student Laura Barron, current British Schools Gymnast champion showed off her rhythmic gymnastics skills.

After the event, guests were invited to attend the Headteacher’s drinks reception prior to the awards ceremony where Jody was guest speaker along with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb.

At the awards ceremony, Headteacher Penny Bignell, who took over when Cromer High became at academy in September 2011, played “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen and urged successful students to “not stop” in their quest to be the best that they could be.

She added: “And this is just the beginning. Don’t stop you now. Tonight shows you have taken the first steps towards bigger and better successes. For some it will be gaining your GCSEs, A-levels, university places and fantastic careers for everyone.”

Ex Year 11 students were invited along for the evening and were presented with their GCSE Certificates along with Subject and Special Prizes for individuals.

Ben Bumphrey - PE Award and Geography Fieldwork Cup

SUBJECT AWARDS Art & Design .......................................Ellie Read Food Technology..................................Alyssa Waterson Graphics Technology ...........................Seb Els English Language.................................Ashley Taylor English Literature.................................Layla Hosseiny Harold Hems Cup for Mathematics .....Will Crowe School Drama Mask Award..................Charlotte Richmond German .................................................Emma Austin French...................................................Rhianne Craske Spanish .................................................Emma Thompson Music....................................................Rhianne Craske History..................................................Chloe Guthrie Geography ............................................Maddy Young Philosophy............................................Rose Anne-Lee ICT .......................................................Emma Austin Science .................................................Charlotte Richmond Boys Physical Education......................Ben Bumphrey Girls Physical Education ......................Ashley Taylor


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badminton teams were also celebrated after achieving the best success for many years by becoming County finalists in football and County Champions in badminton.

Visitors and students, almost 600 in total, also listened to musical performances by current pupils, and a closing address by the academy’s head boy and head girl. “A hidden Cromer gem”

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He has just come out of Phantom of the Opera, is currently starring in Billy Elliot and will appear with Russell Crowe in January’s big screen sensation Les Misérables.

But Killian Donnelly says what he is most looking forward to at the moment is Jack and the Beanstalk at the Sheringham Little Theatre. It was back in June that the Irish performer was persuaded to write and direct the seasonal show for the Norfolk town’s venue, when theatre director Debbie Thompson’s 14 yearold daughter Katie contacted him via Twitter.

“I love doing panto – coming up with the stories and writing the sketches,” he admits. “I was so pleased when Katie asked me if I would be involved. I was excited to be taking my work to such an intimate venue and I had never been to Norfolk before.”

Katie, a pupil at Sheringham High, had been following Killian on Twitter since seeing him star as Raoul in hit musical Phantom of the Opera, at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket. And, to her surprise, he responded to her suggestion and sent her mother a script for Jack and the Beanstalk.

Originally, says Killian, 28, the plan was that he would direct the entire show but now a co-director, Damien Douglas, has been brought in to help out. “I was really looking forward to doing the whole thing but was then offered the role of Billy’s older brother Tony, in Billy

Elliot,” he explains. “I realised I would not be able to dedicate as much time as I had hoped to the panto so this seemed a good solution.”

Killian, who comes from Kilmessan, in County Meath, Ireland, joined West End show Les Misérables as “a swing” (a cast member who is always ready to substitute a number of minor roles) but quickly won more major parts in the production. He then moved into Phantom and won roles in television shows including The Last Furlong and The Tudors.

“I started in Billy Elliot in November and am finding Tony a great part to play,” he says. “He is a very driven character, who, unlike Billy, is similar to his dad – and doesn’t understand why his brother is into ballet.”

But, says Killian, 2012 has also been an exciting year for him as he has been filming for the new Les Misérables movie, which opens in January, and stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.

“I play Combeferre, one of the students at the ABC Café,” he explains. “I spent two months of the summer filming and I loved working with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. They were both so down to earth. I had to get into a fight with Russell Crowe’s character, which was great fun.” Killian says he likes to “put his fingers into


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“It is such a joy to do something like a pantomime and to be able to take it to children in Norfolk at Christmas. There really is something quite magical about it all.”

*Jack and the Beanstalk runs at Sheringham Little Theatre from Wednesday, December 5 to Saturday, January 5. For more information or for tickets call 01263 822347 or visit

Christmas 2012

It is almost the end of 2012 What a great year it has been. We celebrated the Diamond Jubilee, Cheering our wonderful Queen. Next came the Olympics And Paralympics Such expertise had to be seen. So we thank God for his goodness As we decorate our tree. I have placed an angel on the top It shines out for all to see. I will never forget 2012 Such an exciting year for me. Diane Berthelot

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Adele Kent was our demonstrator last month, her title being ‘Well Heeled’. Using a different pair of shoes or wellingtons Adele created interesting designs with lovely flowers and foliage.

Adele judged our competition entitled ‘In a Shoe’ and she was amazed at the innovative designs created using just a shoe.

Best in show was Jenny Pawson.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

The North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club supports the ‘Foodbank’ Having enjoyed a festive Lunch at The Links Country Park Hotel the members supported a raffle with prizes donated by “Dawn Fresh” “The Links” and others.

Sufficient money was raised to enable the Club to purchase over £180 worth of Fray Bentos Pies and Puddings and other tinned meat products which the Sheringham and Cromer “Foodbank” coordinator Kevin Willimott indicated were needed to supplement the other generous donations which had been made by local people and firms.

The picture shows Club Secretary Roy Beckley leaving local Wholesaler Bookers with his trolley loaded with almost 100 items.

The North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club, formed 6 years ago now has 220 members owning over 500 “classic, collectable, interesting and unusual” vehicles spanning 100 years from a 1909 Stanley steam car to a 2009 Aston Martin DBS. The Club has raised upwards of £20,000 for local charities including East Anglian Air Ambulance, Break, Stable Door, About With Friends , Help for Heroes and many others.

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Cromer Academy Switches on to Switching Off! Students of Cromer Academy, led by the EcoTeam, took part in Switch Off Fortnight from 19- 30 November.

During this time, the EcoTeam led a very informative and thought provoking assembly for the whole school and patrolled corridors, ensuring that staff and students had remembered to ‘Switch Off’ any electrical items in their classroom and around the school which were not being used. The results were positive with many classrooms scoring very highly on the EcoTeam’s audit sheet. During the weekly SMSC activity, members of forms were encouraged to make a personal pledge to switch something off at home when they are not using it.

On 28 November, the heating was switched off and students were allowed to wear scarves, coats and hats in lessons to raise awareness of the need to conserve energy. Many students were shocked at how warm the school was! One year 8 student said: “I can’t believe how energy efficient the Academy is. I’m sitting here in my shirt, lovely and warm in the middle of winter, with no heating on. It’s great!”

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Cromer Academy student Natasha Smith, one of the Olympic torchbearers in the summer, and the winners of the Christmas poster competition, were on hand to turn on the town’s Christmas lights this year. A rainy day it may have been but not for the evening’s festivities. that did not prevent everyone from having a good time with the street entertainers and at the many Christmas stalls at the Parish Hall and along Church Street and the High Street. There were carols too from Reverend David Court backed by the Salvation Army Brass Band. Chairman of Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation Tony Shipp commented, “I’m sure you would like me to say a big thank you to the team who spent so many weeks putting up the Christmas lights. We also have the crab-pot tree, so a big thank you to John Davies and our local fishermen who gathered 150 pots to make it.” And the crab-pot tree? Well, you either like it or you don’t, but for sure it is different and appropriate for the town. One thing is for sure it’s not the only one - Provincetown, Cape Cod Massachusetts was apparently the inspiration for Cromer’s fishermen. A fun year for Natasha Smith

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25%. Three of his four children insisted on exercising their rights, and on that basis, Odile could only have a 44% share of the villa. Those children (who had received substantial assets from their father during his lifetime) also brought a claim that the English estate should discharge their liability for French inheritance tax on the villa. It is worth mentioning as part of the wider picture that the son who agreed that Odile could take his share of the French villa had received his father’s residuary estate worth £40,000,000.

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If a decade or so ago, you’d asked your average visitor to Norfolk to name a famous Norfolk person, the chances are they would have chosen either Horatio Nelson or Bernard Matthews.

Bernard has recently posthumously regained media attention, by leaving his English and French estates in such a way that led to some big legal battles between his adopted children and his mistress. Limited space requires me to simplify the facts.

There was abundant evidence that Bernard knew that he was required under French forced- heirship rules to benefit his children by his French estate; but, there was also good evidence that he did not intend that his English estate should bear the tax on his French estate. The French succession rules were applied to the villa and the children received their enforced share; however, under English law the children had to pay the tax on their French inheritance from their own resources as they were unsuccessful in disputing the English Will. It was quite clear that Bernard had never wanted his children to benefit further from his

The dispute arose over Bernard leaving his French villa (with a value of Euro 15,000,000) to Odile, his mistress of 20 years. French succession law imposes ‘forced heirship’, (i.e. you are restricted as to whom you can leave your assets). The French rules required Bernard to give 75% of his French assets to his children and he was only free to leave Odile

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Failure to address ambulance targets should trigger u-turn on cuts argues Labour

Cuts to the ambulance fleet in north Norfolk should be overturned after the ambulance service failed to reach vital targets for another month, North Norfolk Labour Party has argued.

The local Labour party, which created the Act on Ambulances petition with over 8000 signatures, was assured by the East of England Ambulance that if demand continued to increase and response times were not addressed in the rota shake-up they would request more funding to ensure all cuts are overturned in north Norfolk.

However, it was revealed in November that the ambulance service in north Norfolk had failed to reach the A8 target to reach at least 75pc of most serious calls within 8 minutes, and fewer than a quarter of Norfolk stroke victims had reached hospital within the 60 minute guidelines.


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The local Labour Party has also been campaigning for MP and Health Minister Norman Lamb to drop his support for cutting ambulance funding. They recently handed in a petition signed by hundreds of constituents urging him to rethink.

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Cromer New Year’s Day Fireworks –

Twelve Hours in the Life of the Firework Team

The day’s work starts at 8am on New Year’s Day when Clive Casburn’s team from Premiere Fireworks pull up at the Pier forecourt to unload two vans worth of fireworks and doesn’t end until counting the collection is complete, often not until 8pm.

Clive said “we are looking forward to building, what has become for us, one of the most interesting of our annual displays. The pier, as well as presenting problems has proved a marvellous setting, to enhance our material.

By rigging the whole length of the pier the show can be seen all along the shoreline. Also, by suspending material from the pier, it adds another dimension to the display. The use of aquatic fireworks, surprises the audience every year. The reflections of the fireworks both in the sea and wet sand create a really unbelievable atmosphere”.

“We take great pride in firing this show, which helps in bringing a real celebration to the town and North Norfolk, to welcome in the New Year.”

Pupil worries about speeding outside school

Norman Lamb MP has written to Norfolk County Council about speeding in Gresham village following an email from a young constituent.

Eleanor Bailey, a Year 6 pupil in Kingfisher class at Gresham village school, emailed the MP because of her worries about speeding cars outside the school. She wants to see a 20mph limit both outside the school and in the far end of the village on the way to Cromer.

Every day in the UK, 19 adults and seven children are knocked down and killed or seriously hurt when on foot or bike. Road safety charity Brake is campaigning for local authorities to make 20mph speed limits the norm across built-up areas and for drivers to slow down near schools and shops. In a national hands-up survey conducted in schools, Brake found that 74% of pupils in East Anglia thought that drivers should go slower around their school or home.

In her email Eleanor said “I am a year 6 pupil in Kingfisher class (yrs 4, 5, 6) in Gresham village school. I am taking some of my spare time at home to write to you about the speed limits outside the school. It should be 20mph and regular speed checks around there. As well there should be 20mph around the corner in the far end of the village on the way to Cromer!”

Commenting, her father Arthur said “It is no good saying sorry afterwards; a slight delay will not cause you any problems, but it can save a child’s life.”

Norman Lamb MP said “I commend Eleanor for raising the question of safety around her school. I strongly support the case for 20mph limits, as a matter of course, outside schools. This seems to me to be a very sensible standard principle. Walking and cycling are excellent ways to stay healthy and active so it is a shame that fears about road safety put people off.”

Fortified only by mince pies and mulled wine, the band of collectors have to separate, bag up and count the takings in their buckets. As one regular says, “anyone who’s ever had to count coins will know it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it.”

I’m sure we readers will agree with us that everybody involved in the New Year’s Day Firework Display does a really good job and join with us in offering our thanks.



Monday, 24th December: MORNING MASS OF CHRISTMAS EVE at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 9am MIDNIGHT MASS at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer at 9pm (Carols from 8.30pm); MIDNIGHT MASS at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 12 midnight (Carols from 11.30pm).


Tuesday, 25th December: MASS OF THE DAWN at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer at 9am; MASS OF THE DAY at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 10.30am. FEAST OF ST STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR Wednesday, 26th December MASS at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer at 9am FEAST OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Thursday, 27th December MASS at 9.30am at St Andrew's (Church of England), Holt. FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS Friday, 28th December MASS at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer at 9am

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Winners at the Loft The Norfolk Pigeon Loft ran a great fun festive competition, to decorate and accessories a paper template of a Gingerbread person. Entrants then had to name their ginger bread person and write its story, reports Carla Marfleet.

Donna from the Norfolk Pigeon Loft asked Eddie Bushell, Lead male vocalist of the Christmas Seaside Special at Cromer pier, to judge the entries and chose a first, second and third place. Eddie was amazed at all the wonderful 35 gingerbread people on show, which were looking beautifully festive set out in front of the huge Christmas tree in the pavilion theatre bar on the pier.

Donna said, "I cannot believe the enthusiasm and creativity of the entrants. There was such a variety of ideas, some inspired by the festive season, like Santas, snowmen and wintery looks. Some decorated with

buttons, beads, ribbons and feathers. there was a gingerbread chef, complete with recipe book, and gingerbread queen, even a gingerbread mermaid!"

After some hard deliberation, Eddie managed to complete the very difficult task of picking the winners. in third place was Phoebe Muirhead, aged 9 from Cromer with her beautiful gingerbread lady, called GingerBelle the Christmas Fairy.

Second place went to Hazel, aged 17 from Mundesley, hers was called Gingerbread Lake, and was inspired by the ballet Swan Lake. The gingerbread ballerina was in a white dress on one side as the White Swan from the story, turn it over and the other side was in a black dress as the Black Swan.

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These clever and creative winners received goody bags ranging from £10 to £20 from the Norfolk Pigeon Loft, which is a great place for that perfect fashion accessory Christmas gift.

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SHERINGHAM & CROMER LIONS CLUB The Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club have had a busy but enjoyable time over the past few months. Apart from the usual business meetings on the second Tuesday of each month they have had an enjoyable social side. One evening in September some of the members had a guided tour of the historical parts of Great Yarmouth and heard many interesting facts as well as gruesome tales of the past. The tour was followed by a hot supper. Also in September they visited the home and workshops of Wing Commander Ken Wallis who invented the Autogyro and flew “Little Nellie” in the James Bond film “You Only Live Twice”. In October they organised a very successful

“Quiz & Chips” at The Morley Club and are planning to hold another in the New Year. On 27 November the Lions held a Charity Darts Competition in aid of Nelson’s Journey (a charity for bereaved children) and other Lions charities. On Remembrance Sunday the Lions laid poppy wreaths at the war memorials in Cromer, Sheringham and Holt. At present the members are preparing Christmas Hampers for needy families. Most of the items for the hampers have been kindly donated by local shops and supermarkets. The Lions will have a Christmas tree at the Christmas Tree Festival which is being held at St.Andrew’s Church, Sheringham 13th - 18th December and will also be carrying out a street

collection in Sheringham later in December. Again all the proceeds from these two events are in aid of Nelson’s Journey and other Lions charities. Please feel free to come and say hello. If you would like to know more about the Lions or would be interested in coming along to a meeting (meetings held on second and fourth Tuesday of every month at The Morley Club, Sheringham) please contact Hazel or Brian on 01263 821276 or email

The members of Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2013.

Co-operative Travel in Cromer seeks Christmas gifts to fill 'Santa's Suitcase' for Break

The Co-operative Travel store in Cromer is once again seeking donations of Christmas gifts to fill its 'Santa's Suitcase' in aid of north Norfolk-based charity, Break, following an overwhelming response last year.

For the eighth year running, staff at the High Street store are collecting suitable, unwrapped gifts from customers to create a bulging suitcase full of presents for the charity. It will then hand over the festive haul to Break on Friday 21st December. Those wishing to donate are asked to just pop into the store with their gifts over the next week.

The appeal follows an overwhelming response from customers and local residents last year, with the branch taking in enough donations to fill six

suitcases. One generous couple spent £100 at Argos on toys for the cause, and many customers collected attractively packaged toiletries. Sam Antoniades-Cork, Manager at the Cromer branch comments “We were truly stunned by the response to Santa’s Suitcase last year, and Break were over the moon with the kindness and generosity of our customers and local residents. We are very pleased to be supporting Break for the fourth year running; any donations will be gratefully received and will go to a very good home.”

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Sanders Alert

As a community focused, family owned operator Sanders Coaches, based in North Norfolk want to tell everyone about their success. Now they’re stepping it up a gear and want everyone to join them either on twitter, or by subscribing to email alerts on their website.

By subscribing to twitter, or email alerts people are able to keep up to date with the latest news direct from the companies local headquarters, and any delays which passengers may face. Managing Director Charles Sanders says “Like any business, we face many challenges; however we also see ourselves as a major artery in the local community, enabling a large number of people to either take social visits, or commute. This is one of the reasons to our success”. Charles then went on to mention how he would love to hear from the local community, and encourages his customers, Old and New to contact his dedicated workforce at

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Cromer Times #412 December 15th 2012

Budget special

£600 tax cut for working families Fuel Duty raise scrapped

Changes to the personal tax allowance announced in today’s Autumn Statement will mean that by April, income tax bills will have been cut by £600 a year.

People working full time on the minimum wage will have seen their income tax bill cut in half. Raising the personal allowance was a flagship Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment.

In Norfolk, 34,040 people have been lifted out of tax altogether since 2010. 312,300 people in the county will get a tax cut from April next year.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb welcomed the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement which also included measures to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, extra spending for transport, skills and schools, and cancelling January’s planned increase in fuel duty.

Commenting, North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said: “My priority, and the priority of the Liberal Democrats, is to ensure that the wealthiest pay their fair share and to help the ordinary families who need it most. The measures announced today reflect that

commitment: cutting income tax for those on low and middle incomes, cancelling the planned fuel duty rise and increasing the basic state pension by 2.5% in line with the commitment to the triple lock, a Lib Dem manifesto commitment. At the same time, the Coalition Government is clamping down on tax evasion and introducing the first ever General Anti-Abuse Rule – something Labour never did in their thirteen years in power. It is clear that we still have a long way to go to fix our damaged economy, but we are on the right track.”

The Chancellor also announced reforms to the last government’s controversial Private Finance Initiative, which locked some schools, hospitals and Government buildings into poor value contracts, at great expense to the taxpayer.

The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital was one of the first NHS hospitals to be built under the PFI scheme. The contract was

renegotiated just three years after it was first signed and costs local taxpayers £37.7m for each of the 35 years of the contract.

The new Private Finance 2 (PF2) model will help secure better value by allowing the taxpayer to take a share in projects. The new system will also be more transparent, requiring projects to publish financial performance figures every year. Existing PFI deals have been renegotiated and £2.5bn of savings made.

Commenting, Norman Lamb said:

“The announcement on PFI is really significant. The last Labour government were utterly careless with taxpayers’ money, spending vast sums on these poor value contracts.

“PF2 will ensure that the taxpayer shares in the profits from these projects. In the past, the proceeds simply lined the pockets of private contractors.”

There’s something for everyone this Christmas at Sanders Coaches

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Head Chef Nathan Boon

Brings you news from The White Horse Overstrand Christmas is nearly here and I am delighted to report that we are almost fully booked for Christmas Day Lunch. Our party nights are doing well and we are pleased with the comments that we have received from our guests. New Years Eve is going to be a busy night our New Years Eve 6 Course Dinner is proofing very popular so my advise is to book as soon as possible..But before then we have our annual Christmas Sing-along on Sunday 16th December at 7pm followed by our Christmas Quiz. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great evening with pub regulars and villagers coming together to sing a host of Christmas songs lead by Claire and Will Reynolds . Enjoy a glass of White Horse Mulled Wine and a Mince Pie. or try your luck with our tombola all in aid of our Charity of the Year EACH. On the 22nd December Norwich band Knight Moves make a welcome return for an evening of music in the bar. On New Years Eve the superb Audio Junkies will be seeing in the New Year playing live in the bar from 9pm until late so if you want to see 2013 in style then the White Horse is the place to be. Looking ahead we will be thinking about our Valentines night and no doubt having a few food offers to tempt our customer

Hall to let The Cromer St John Ambulance Hall, Bond Street, Cromer is available for hire @ ÂŁ7 per hour inc. services Some parking available. For further details and availability please contact: Peter Eastell on 01263 511592.

during January and February so keep reading the Cromer Times to find out more. Finally may I on behalf of all the staff and management at the White Horse wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Nathanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe for Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients - 400g Fresh Cranberries - 240g Caster Sugar - 3 tbsp Cherry Brandy 75ml Water - 3 Bay Leaves - Lemon Juice (optional) Method Place all the ingredients in a nonstick pan and simmer on a low heat until the sauce thickens. Continue cooking until the Cranberries start to burst. If you find the sauce too sweet add a squeeze of lemon juice. Allow to cool and serve as required. Will keep for one month in a fridge. Telephone: 01263 579237 www.

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A beautifully presented 4 bedroom detached contemporary designed Eco-House set within secluded gardens and boasting exception internal accommodation and a high quality of finish and fittings throughout. NEW ON

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High View Park, Cromer OIEO £275,000

A stunning 3 bedroom detached bungalow boasting a large private corner plot garden which has far reaching views towards the sea. Internally the property is presented to a high standard including 2 en-suites, living room and sitting room, detached garage and much more. NEW ON

The Street, Happisburgh

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Mundesley Road Trunch OIRO £275,000

A stunning 2 bedroom detached converted barn situated within mature private garden, in a rarely available and highly sought after location. The property boasts character and charm with, exposed wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, exposed brick feature walls, and a log burning stove. NEW ON

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Take a look inside this extended three bedroom bungalow you will be amazed at just how big and just how nice this property really is. The current owners have extended the original accommodation to create a large stunning 25ft x 21ft living room.

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A three bedroom detached character house with separate one bedroom self contained detached annex set within large private gardens along a quiet gravel road. The property is very well presented through out and offer to let from January on a furnished or unfurnished basis.


Front Street, Worstead


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The Common, Hanworth

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Rosebery Road, Cromer

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A semi detached house which benefits from being close to amenities and public transport. The property comprises;entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, conservatory, two bedrooms and bathroom. Driveway for 2 two cars, gardens, gas central heating, unfurnished and available NOW.

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