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Issue no 572 24th August 2019

Cromer Soapbox Derby 2019

Sunday 11 August saw the utterly spectacular return of Norfolk’s Premier soapbox event.

It saw the largest roster of contestants yet - 35 from all over Norfolk, compared to only 25 last year.

Intense is the word. The terrifying 18 inch high ramp intimidated all drivers and was the tragic undoing of many a soapbox on the day.

Continued on page 4...


Overall Winner Oliver Richardson

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Cromer Soapbox Derby 2019 Continued from front cover... James Garwood, ex winner from previous years and regular contestant, lost a wheel on his first run. This mere setback could not stop him from making a second attempt. His threewheeled-wheelie was brave but doomed. The ramp was not the only thing the drivers had to worry about. 2. The chicane caused wobbly manoeuvres and many a close shave with those hazardous haybales.

I must take a moment to note the creative designs of the soapboxes. There were some familiar ones from previous years such as the orange and blue tractor-esque soapbox of contestants 4 and 39.

However there were shocking and eye-catching new ones as well. Joint winner of the 10-15 years olds, Emily Flowerdew, drove a Cromer Crab inspired soapbox. Novelty aside, this was certainly a well-built craft and easily one of the fastest in the race. A worthy craft to represent our fair town.

Also memorable were soapboxes themed on an ambulance, the Toy Story movies, 6. vintage cars, a mobility scooter, and even a shopping trolley!


It has to be seen to be believed.

Most memorable of all, in my opinion, was the Top Gun inspired Jet Soapbox driven by Tom Taylor.

Christopher Daykin, who has been a fixture at all five Cromer Soapbox Derbies since 2015 so far, managed the excellent time of 27 seconds and was only narrowly beaten to the overall prize by the overall winner, Oliver Richardson. The winner drove a memorable NASA 5. moon-buggy inspired soapbox that was as fast as it was fun to watch. Who would have thought that the vehicle inspired by

mooncraft would be the fastest of these particular earthcraft? I certainly didn’t!

The weather repeatedly threatened to break out into rain throughout the day, but held up well enough to make a pleasant afternoon for all.

Chairman Tony Shipp commented that the crowds were probably the largest yet seen. All who attended 4. have gratitude for generously supporting the most exciting Soapbox Derby yet.

Winners : 10-15s: Alfie Childs / Emily Flowerdew (joint winners) with times of 33 seconds 16-18s: Christopher Daykin with a time of 27 seconds. Adult and Overall Winner: Oliver Richardson with a time of 26 seconds. Photos: 2. Tom Taylor in the Top Gun Soapbox 3. James Garwood on Three Wheels 4. Tractor Soapbox 5. Ambulance Soapbox 6. Vintage Soapbox 7. Emily Flowerdew in the Cromer Crab Soapbox Story and photos by Isaac Cummings-Knight


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The Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual, in-house auction took place at 12 August meeting. One hundred and eleven lots went under the hammer, ranging in value from ÂŁ1 to ÂŁ40 and including stamps, covers and postal history from all over the world. Many bargains were had, but there was strong competition for some lots, with one lot (a 3d Wilding, mint, tete-beche pair) going for nine times its reserve price!




The next meeting, on 9 September, will be a presentation by Peter Boyce on Malta. Peter is a member of the Norfolk and Norwich Philatelic Society and has been welcomed as a speaker on several previous occasions.

If you would like to know more about our meetings, please call either Gerry on 01263 59529 or Jim on 01263 721043 , or come along to the next meeting at 7.30pm in West Runton Church Hall.

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During the 1940s weekend I will be raising money for a charity in Nepal called 'New Life' which helps children with disabilities in Kathmandu, Nepal. Often these children are abandoned on the streets with no one to care for them.

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Lady Agnewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit to RNLI Cromer

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was absolutely fascinatingâ&#x20AC;? - this was the reaction from Lady Agnew after her visit to Cromer RNLI on Friday 26 July.

In her role as High Sheriff of Norfolk Lady Agnew has experienced many different activities. Since being sworn into the role in March 2019, Lady Agnew has made her priority to support charities in Norfolk.

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Car boot sale every Thurs morning until mid September 8am start at Overstrand Sports Field NR27 0AB. Sorry no catering or HGVs. £6 per pitch. Tel 01263 579231


Garden Fete Sunday 1 September at Thornage Hall Independent Living, Thornage, Holt NR25 7QH from 11.30am-4pm Entertainment includes a cooking demonstration by Richard Bainbridge, music from Midnight Specials and the Barbershop Quartet, estate walk, BBQ, arts and crafts, kids activities, refreshments and much more. Adults £2.50, children free. See All Saints’ Church, Mundesley Flower Festival ‘As you Like it – Your Choice’ 23 – 26 August in the Church Friday to Monday 10am – 4pm – free entry, refreshments

Thornage Hall Garden Fete Sunday 1 September at Thornage NR25 7QH

Cromer and District Art Group Autumn Art Exhibition at Cromer Community Centre, Garden Street, Cromer NR27 9HL Fri 30, Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sept 10am-5pm admission free. For further information call Mary Mackie 01263 576747

11.30am-4pm - Cooking Demonstration from Ashley Williamson, Head Chef of Benedicts Restaurant, Norwich, Thornage Hall stalls selling Cakes & Refreshments, Bread, BBQ with Red Poll Beef Burgers, Bio-dynamic Vegetable Stall, Family Beef Packs, Hand Made Arts and Crafts including Woodwork, Weaving, Willow, Art), Music from the Midnight Specials and Sam Smith Singers, lots of stall, fete games, face painting, Norfolk Wild Encounters, raffle and much more.

Classical Guitar Concert with South American guitarist Estevao Devides returning by popular request with a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes. Fri 20 Sept Erpingham Church NR11 6PL 7.30pm. Tickets, inc a free glass of wine, £10 from Ros 01263 761702 and Helen 01263 768209 or at the door

‘Upper Sheringham's Got Talent’ fun variety show (no judging) in All Saints Church Upper Sheringham at 7pm on Saturday 7 September. A wide range of acts and light refreshments available in the interval. Tickets £12 in advance or £15 on the door from Sue Morton (01263 826078 or To raise funds for the Bell Appeal.

Hempstead-by-Holt 7th Art Exhibition and Sale in aid of All Saints Church 31 Aug and 1 Sept Village Hall, Hempstead NR25 6TL 10am-5pm. Fine pictures, photography, ceramics, sculpture and glass by a number of Norfolk artists, all at reasonable prices. Homemade

refreshments and light lunches. Pot Luck draw for artwork donated by participating artists. Free entry.

Glendon House in Overstrand outdoor summer fete on Saturday 24 August 2pm til 4pm. Everyone welcome. Cream teas, raffle, singer, children’s fancy dress and lots more

Knapton Village Fete Church Farm, The Street, Knapton Sun 1 Sept 2pm - 5pm - games & stalls, children`s sports, delicious refreshments. Fun for all the family

Charity Dance Sat 14 Sept 8pm the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott - music for everyone with Bobby Graham and the Shake Rattle and Roll Band. Tickets £6 in advance or £7 on the door from The Lighthouse or Veronica 01692 405408. Proceeds to be shared between The Colney Centre at NNUH and The Big C Centre

Top brass heading to Norfolk to help hospice appeal

An award-winning brass band is heading to a north Norfolk church to play a fundraising concert for a hospice appeal.

Oddfellows Brass will visit North Walsham Parish Church on Saturday 12 October at 7pm to entertain with a varied programme, from traditional tunes and film scores to chart toppers and original pieces.

The concert is being organised by the Trafalgar branch of the Oddfellows which is based in the town. It will raise funds for the Priscilla Bacon Lodge appeal for a new hospice, and the parish church. The band, based in Leicestershire, was founded as Unity Brass in 1981. It has risen through the rankings to qualify for the National Brass Band Finals six times and played at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It has also toured Europe and visited Barbados four times, and has a new musical director David Holling appointed this year. The Oddfellows sponsor the band as it symbolises the

enjoyment and friendship the society aims to foster through its social events – as well as providing support and benefit for its members, along with donations to other community charities.

The Trafalgar Branch has around 600 members in an area stretching from north Norfolk to the Waveney Valley. It meets monthly, on the third Tuesday (except July and December) at the St Nicholas Rooms in North Walsham.

Development officer Angie Batson said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the national brass band in North Walsham on their first return since 2012. As well as giving pleasure to the audience, the concert will raise funds for a Norfolk charity that is seeking to improve end-of-life care through a new £12m hospice, which has brought comfort to many local people.”

Tickets (£8 Oddfellows members, £10 non-members, £4 under 16s, including refreshments) are available


The Oddfellows Brass band in action Photo: The Oddfellows

from the Priscilla Bacon charity shop, 15 Market Place, North Walsham or contact Angela on 01692 407852, Also on sale when the Trafalgar branch marks the 10th anniversary of the Oddfellows’ national friendship month with a coffee morning at the St Nicholas Rooms on Saturday September 14 from 9.30am to noon.

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7th Hempstead-by-Holt arts exhibition and sale set to attract work from many local artists

The 7th annual Hempstead Arts Exhibition and Sale is on course to attract over 150 exhibits from more than 30 talented local artists.

styles and media, ranging from fine paintings to photography, ceramics, sculpture and even glassware by a number of exceptionally talented Norfolk artists.

“The event is attracting more and more people every year and we hope that the big increase in visitors we enjoyed last year will continue again this year.”

She continued “We are very excited at the quality of the work, which highlights the amazing talent of so many local Norfolk artists. It will be a great show for everyone to enjoy. With all the works being on sale, we hope that many people will be looking to buy and take home some real treasures.”

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The exhibition, which takes place over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September, will again be held in Hempstead-by-Holt Village Hall and the proceeds will aid All Saints’ Church, Hempstead funds.

Organiser Su Summers, said “We are absolutely delighted that so many local artists have approached us to exhibit this year. This has resulted in an exciting variety of different

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The exhibition and sale takes place on 31 August and 1 September at Hempstead-by-Holt

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Cromer Carnival gets into the spirit of things as gin is launched to mark 50 years of this iconic event

Cromer Carnival is getting into the spirit of things to mark its 50th anniversary by launching a special edition Cromer Carnival Gin.

Crafted in small batches on copper-pot stills by former Cromer lad Laurence Conisbee at Wharf Distillery, the gin has been created to pay tribute to all that is great about this iconic event and seaside town.

crafting a gin with Sea Buckthorn was an obvious choice. Its sweet, tangy notes compliment the juniper superbly, whilst the coriander and sweet orange peel bring crisp citrus flavours. Ling heather and Angelica root give warming notes of liquorice and pine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With all profits from the gin sales going to the CVEO we hope it will raise a few pounds to support such a wonderful event.â&#x20AC;?

The gin is priced at ÂŁ30 per 50cl bottle with all profits going to the CVEO.

Combining sea buckthorn Cromer Carnival Gin which adorns the cliffs, Cromer Carnival chairman rich juniper, coriander, Tony Shipp said â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am delighted that Laurence sweet orange, the fragrance of elderflower and has made the Cromer Carnival Gin as part of a warmth from ling heather, the gin has been the celebrations for our 50th Anniversary and made in homage to the North Norfolk Coast. thank him and his colleagues at Wharf Distillery

Laurence said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having grown up in Cromer I have fond memories of joining in with the Carnival fun. Whatever the weather, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what summer in Cromer is all about, and it's incredible how it is all made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers. Its 50th Anniversary not only gave me the perfect excuse to create a special gin for my hometown, but also to say thank you to the team for the thousands of memories they have created for visitors and locals alike. With its bright orange berries adorning the Cromer cliff tops,

for considering us on this special occasion. The gin contains flavours from plants found along the North Norfolk coastline and in particular Cromer. I am sure the gin contains all those special and exciting ingredients to compliment this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carnival week programme.â&#x20AC;?

Carnival committee member Luke Evans, who runs the carnival bar, said â&#x20AC;&#x153;With this year marking the 50th anniversary of Cromer Carnival I had been trying to think of something extra special to mark the occasion and when we received an email from Laurence

offering his services to distil the Carnival a special gin I knew it was something we had to do. After several conversations, Laurence produced a sample batch which has gone down amazingly well with everybody who has tried it. So much so I have had several pre-orders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cromer Gin was the star of the show at the Carnivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first gin evening. I would like to thank the town and visitors to the carnival for their continued support. Also to all the volunteers and committee members who make the carnival and its associated events possible every year.â&#x20AC;?

Bottles of Cromer Gin are available to purchase from The Rock Shop Bistro in the town. To purchase Cromer Gin online please visit photos: Andreas Yiasimi




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Griddled peaches and Binham Blue

One of the most beautiful features of the Grove is the peach tree by the old red brick wall housing No6 and the downstairs cloakroom. The tree itself is, in a way, a piece of Cromer history; it was given to John and Ann Graveling by Peter and Betty Coman, patrons of the legendary Captain’s Table fish and chip shop (now the Masala Twist) and the Blue Danube, which was behind the church. John and Peter’s parents were dear friends and their sons – and now grandchildren – are also very close, and every year the tree gives out fruit which are just as delicious and sweet as the

afternoon teas on the lawns it looks out over.

Of course the chefs are less interested in the tree’s history and more in the produce, and they have come up with this wonderful recipe to make the most of the peach harvest every year.

Please do come up and visit us for afternoon tea (or alfresco dining of course!) and admire the tree in all its glory.

Ingredients 4 ripe peaches, stoned and quartered 4 tbsp olive oil 100g rocket (out of the garden if possible) 100g Binham Blue cheese, crumbled

85g prosciutto 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method Brush the peach quarters with 2 tbsp of the olive oil and grind over a little black pepper. Heat a griddle pan until really hot, add the peaches, cooking for 2-3 mins on each cut side until caramelised. Set aside. Toss the rocket in 1 tbsp of the olive oil, pile up with the cheese and prosciutto on four plates and top with the peach quarters. Whisk together the remaining oil and the vinegar, spoon over the salad and serve.

Collaboration is the Key Ingredient for the Foodbank

A question we’re often asked is how people access the Foodbank.

We assume that this question comes from a

shared concern about fairness and wanting to be assured that it is our fellow citizens in most need who receive our help.

The answer is collaboration. As with so many areas in our lives, we are stronger when we work together with others and so we too build strong alliances with others to ensure the Foodbank works to help people in crisis.

Our alliances include over 100 agencies across North Norfolk who refer people to us through a voucher system. Our partner agencies include Children’s Services, Children’s Centres, Schools and Housing Trusts, to name just a few.

Probably the place most of us know to go for help is Citizens Advice. This is because they are best placed to help those of us in crisis, always looking for ways to help whilst mindful of doing the right thing for everyone.

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The relationship between the Foodbank and Citizens Advice ensures that people can access help with food and fuel during a temporary crisis. Experience shows that up to three visits to the Foodbank are usually enough help for most people, although understandably there are times when some people need more help. People often ask what defines a crisis and

Citizens Advice is very clear about this. Crisis is usually caused by people not having enough money for food, fuel and a place to live. These are the first priorities. If people are in receipt of enough money to cover these things there is no immediate crisis and it is also important to say that crisis caused by poor budgeting does not give automatic access to the Foodbank. People who do need help with budgeting skills can still be helped by the Citizens Advice who work in partnership with the Social Prescribing Team at NNDC. We are very conscious of the fact that we cannot offer our services without the donations you give and you expect your gifts of food and money to go to our fellow citizens who need them most. Collectively, we are the stewards of your donations. We work together to ensure that we can continue to offer our services for our fellow citizens who may face crisis in the future.

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Cromer Times Issue 572 24th August 2019

Cromer Library News

Cromer and Sheringham Probus Club

On Tuesday 6 August, after a superb lunch, Andy Cooper gave a captivating talk called ‘Drones – The Future or a Menace?’

SPECIAL EVENTS 1-2 computer sessions - we will be offering a variety of computer sessions from September. These will be aimed at beginners. Please contact the library for details and to book a place Stay and Play - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 10am – 12.30pm next date Tuesday 3 September - free session for parents, carers and children to meet chat and play. In association with Get Me Out The Four Walls. No booking required Space Chase Storytime and Craft Event with Bethan on Tuesday 27 August 2pm – 3pm - free event but donations welcome. No need to book. Please note our baby weighing scales will not be available for use between from Thursday 29 August to Thursday 5 September Summer Reading Challenge Medal Ceremony on Friday 6 September 4.30pm – 5.30pm(ish) - drop in event, no booking required. Come along and be presented with your certificate and medal by County Councillor Tim Adams and Cromer Town Mayor Richard Leeds

Although stories in the press tend to be negative, for example the Gatwick incident last December, Andy emphasised the positive uses of drones in areas ranging from emergency services to farming to construction.

Andy demonstrated via a few short videos how easy it is to fly a drone. Once it is in the air, the Drone Code, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, must be followed. This Code instructs the operator to always keep the drone in sight; stay under 400 feet; follow the manufacturer’s instructions; keep at least 50 metres away from people and property; and stay well away from aircraft, airports and airfields. It also states that the operator is responsible for what happens during each flight.

Toy drones can be purchased for as little as £20 but commercial drones can cost up to £5,000. The drone used by most commercial operators is the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, which has sensors to avoid obstacles, GPS navigation and a return to home function. It can also track people and vehicles and has a feature which prevents take-off near airports, prisons, schools and no-fly zones, such as Sandringham.

REGULAR EVENTS Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and Biscuits available for £1. Come in and read the newspaper, we have the EDP, The Times & North Norfolk News Borrow Magazines. We also have a large selection to download Use our free WiFi and public PCs. Get all the latest news and ‘like’ us on facebook: Cromer Library Follow us on Twitter @CromerLibrary 2 for 1 offer on DVDs and music CDs every Monday and Friday. All DVDs cost £2.00 to borrow Just a Cuppa each Friday at 2pm - fancy a chat? Come along to ‘Just a Cuppa’ and see who else is about. Our Friendly volunteer will be delighted to see you. Free refreshments Share Your Skills - a new group that will be meeting on the first Friday of each month 11am to 1pm. Next date Friday 6 September Come along and meet some new people, have a drink and a chat while you try something new or pass on skills you have to other members of the group Bounce and Rhyme Friday 13th September 11.00 – 11.45am - please come along and join Chrystal for songs, rhymes and stories. These sessions are suitable for pre-school children and will be held on the second and fourth Friday of each month Seated Exercise Thursday 10.45 – 11.30am - sessions in conjunction with North Norfolk District Council. Contact 01263 516305, Knit and Natter on Friday 20 September 10.30am – 12noon - do you enjoy knitting? Norfolk Knitters knit for charity. Items are sent to those in need in this country and other countries - all materials are supplied. Cromer Library is a collection point for the Sheringham Community Wool Loft. They are pleased to receive any knitting related items Cromer Carer’s Cafe first Thursday on alternate months 1pm – 3pm do you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, disabled, has a mental health problem or learning difficulty? If the answer is yes, then you are a carer. Relax, meet new people, enjoy activities and guest speakers. Next meeting at the Library Thursday 5 September. No booking required Art and Craft Group Mondays 10.30 -12.30 - come along and meet new people. Spend a relaxing morning being creative Bring along your own project or use the materials provided. No experience necessary. Refreshments available Poetry Group meets last Thursday in the month at 2.30pm - come along and enjoy discussing poetry with other like-minded people Home Delivery Service - if you love reading or listening to books but find it difficult to get to the library, we have volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service who can deliver books to your door once a month. The Home Library Service is for people who are unable to get out of the home whether permanently or temporarily

A study by Price Waterhouse Cooper predicts that by 2030 there could be 76,000 drones operating in the UK’s skies and 628,000 jobs in the drones’ economy. The UK’s GDP could be increased by £42 billion! Drones will be used to deliver packages and takeaway food. Legislation is coming that will make registration compulsory.

On behalf of the 34 members and two guests present, our Chairman, Dave Williams, thanked Andy for his extremely interesting talk.

We shall next meet at the Links Hotel in West Runton on Tuesday 3 September when Gill Blanchard will give a talk entitled ‘Who do you think you are?’. If you are a retired or nearly retired professional or businessman and would like to join us at one of our monthly meetings, you will be warmly welcomed. Please contact our lunch secretary Dave Vickery on 01263 824306 or visit our website for more information.

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Cromer Times Issue 572 24th August 2019

Glorious glass comes to Groveland International Nijmegen Four

Day Marches

If you venture down to Groveland at Roughton, you will now discover a dazzling array of beautiful fused glass work by Susan Purser Hope.

In mid-July three Cromer Air Cadets travelled to Nijmegen in Holland to take part in the well- known Nijmegen series of four day road marches.

Susan, who is Chair of the Contemporary Glass Society, has chosen to move her studio into a new unit in the main hall at Groveland.

Flight Sergeant Toby Mournian, and Corporals Jack Thorndyke and Harry Yarbo had qualified for the event earlier this year and were part of the Norfolk and Suffolk Wing team which included three members of staff and five more cadets from the Wing.

As she explains “I have been searching for a suitable location where I could create my work and also be able to meet people and introduce them to the delights of making and working with glass. My new studio will enable me to run a range of workshops including a new one in my repertoire – the chance for dog lovers to capture their pet in glass!”

This event was first held in 1909 when a total of 306 mainly military personnel participated. It has run annually ever since with the exception of the World War 2 years and 2006 when the event was abandoned due to extreme heat which caused several people to withdraw and two more tragically died.

6 August was the opening day of Purser Hope Glass Studio and Workshops. In addition, at Groveland’s Tasting Day on Saturday 17 August, Susan provided an opportunity for anyone to have a glass “taster” by making a fused glass fridge magnet.

This year the event attracted 44,702 people both military and civilian from 70 different countries including Australia and the USA.

Daily start times on route tend to be very early in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day but even so, temperatures this year climbed to 29 degrees celsius making the event no easy task when covering 25 miles a day in boots and uniform and carrying a heavy pack! However with a very strong squad from Norfolk and Suffolk this year and being driven on by the many thousands of spectators who line the route the team were delighted to be the first cadet team to cross the finish line, once again underlining the high standard set by the Air Cadet Organisation.

Susan recently exhibited her new collection of work – ‘What Lies Beneath’ - at the Anteros Gallery in Norwich with fellow artist, Rainie Kaye. The exhibition was inspired by the beauty of the Norfolk coastal reef and Susan’s work illustrates the fragile beauty of this ocean environment and the extraordinary creatures that live within it. These beautiful pieces can now be seen her new studio and gallery at Grovelands, Thorpe Market Road, Roughton NR11 8TB. Do come along!

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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

Moby, the lovely grey tabby boy featured last time, has now left us for a new home. We have had several cats and kittens leave recently, which include the kittens that joined us in very poor health, having been discovered living in a wood pile in someone’s garden. Seeing these lovely kittens before they left for their new homes, with bright eyes, shiny coats and looking so fit and well, makes me realise why we became volunteers to help needy cats in our area. We are also delighted that two of our long-term residents have been reserved and will be leaving us shortly. There are still lots of lovely cats and older kittens just waiting for someone to offer them a new home.

Giving a cat a home is a big commitment and should not be taken lightly. We should always take into consideration how long the cat is likely to live (could be over 20 years) and whether you have the resources to ensure it has food, shelter and when necessary, veterinary care throughout its life. Pet Insurance and special arrangements with your vets for covering the cost of routine treatments are worth considering when deciding to give a home to a pet. However, when taking out Pet Insurance please be aware that treatments for existing conditions will not be covered (or may be charged for at a higher rate).

When I gave a home to my own cat two years ago, I was aware that, because she had already had several teeth removed due to gingivitis, this condition would not be covered, so decided against insuring her. Unfortunately for Mylee, this did not solve her problem and she had another dental to remove the rest of her teeth soon after joining us. Although this seemed to help, it did not provide a complete cure, but for the next 18 months we were able to manage the situation with regular visits to the vets for steroid and antibiotic injections. Then, suddenly, we found this treatment was not working and alternative solutions needed to be found. Jo, her lovely vet consulted veterinary dental specialists to see what else could be done as she now had a very sore mouth and we

needed to do something quickly. New treatments were then discussed and we decided to go ahead with these to give her a good quality of life. More about this next time.

As well as those cat loving people hoping to be able to offer help volunteering, who have computer skills, we would also welcome hearing from Lena, one of the older kittens those who enjoy using “Word” still in care to deal with correspondence received by the branch. This would include responding to all letters received and, where appropriate, sending receipts for donations. They could manage the correspondence with our branch members and even encourage new people to become members. Once they gained experience in these areas there would be the option of also responding to emails received via our Cats Protection website. There are so many ways to help and we will advise on more of these in the next article.

If you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten, please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher). This number is for vouchers only and will not be able to help with any other enquiries. The number also applies for those wishing to take advantage of our special neutering campaign.

If you are looking for a cat or kitten (or have any other queries) please give Stephanie 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 to find out where any particular cat is being fostered.

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One or two of the earlier hoglets are now big enough to be released. Tom has gone and Henry, Cleo and Bobbie will be next.

Rustle, a hoglet who came in at 140 gms. He also has a case of mites - hogs can be more prone to them if their immune system is low - which cause sore dry hard scabs on the spineless parts of their bodies. After an injection at the vets to deal with the mites themselves, I Pedro have been gently applying baby oil so the scabs have now softened and come away. It will take some time for her body fur to grow back so she looks a little strange at the moment.

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The National Coastwatch Institution (otherwise known as National Coastwatch or abbreviated to NCI), this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a voluntary organisation set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations closed due to Her Majesty’s Coastguard reorganization.

During that year, two fishermen lost their lives off the Cornish coast below a recently closed Coastguard lookout. As a result, in December 1994, local people decided to reopen the lookout and voluntarily continue coastal surveillance. On the 3rd February 1995, NCI Bass Point on the Lizard was officially opened, and NCI was born.

Now one of 54 stations around the coast of England and Wales, NCI Cromer watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast from East Runton Beach to Cromer Pier and 10 nautical miles out to sea carrying out visual surveillance, particularly observing the activities of vulnerable persons and monitoring radio channels, so conducting a listening watch in poor visibility.

Watchkeepers are trained to deal with emergencies, offering a variety of skills and experience and full training by NCI ensures that rigorous standards are met. A close liaison exists between NCI and HMCG and other agencies within the Search and Rescue community.

Thanks to the philanthropy of Sir James Dyson, who has graciously accepted an invitation to become the Station’s Honorary

Patron, together with significant donations from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund and the Victory Housing Trust, the Coastwatch members have been able to fund a new modular building to replace the weather-beaten and unsafe unit which had to be removed from the site in February this year on health and safety grounds. A renewed Planning Decision Notice was kindly issued by the NNDC in July after due process. Fabrication work on the new building has commenced.

Whilst technology and sophisticated satellite search and rescue systems used by HMCG are aids to improved safety at sea, a computer cannot spot a distress flare, an overturned boat, a yachtsman or water sports enthusiast in difficulty, or children or adults in trouble whilst swimming. Other vulnerable activities like diving, kite and wind surfing, canoeing or kayaking are made safer with visual surveillance.

Situated on the cliff top in Beach Road, one mile west of the pier which appears in close-up with their high-power optics, Cromer NCI watchkeepers have reported many such incidents to HMCG or other appropriate agency in the 5 years they have been active. Although NCI is an unpaid, uniformed volunteer organisation, it approaches its business in a

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Digital Assets on Death

When it comes to digital assets, there is a common misconception that this only relates to assets such as Bitcoin or other online currency, however as there is no definitive definition of what is constitutes a 'digital asset', it could include online banking, images or videos stored on smartphone to presentations and designs.

So what happens to these digital assets and online accounts when we die and what is the value of these digital assets? Some will have little or no value, but some items, in particular photos and videos may have huge sentimental value as they will charter large portions of your life and the lives of your friends and family – you would never want to lose those, would you? Case Study: With wedding season upon us, it is standard practice now that the photographer who is hired will take digital photographs, which will be available to the happy couple via a memory stick after a few weeks. It is also not uncommon for a few photographs to be sent to the couple the day after the wedding, which are usually shared on Facebook.

So what would happen if the photographer was to pass away? The photographs are the property of the photographer and if they were to die, it could mean that their executors are unable to access them if they have not been given, or do not know the password to the computer, or email account. If the photographer had been hired for many weddings and the pictures could not be accessed, this could cause a loss to the estate,

not to mention the happy couple may not be as happy with having no photographic memories of their special day. What about the happy couple? A lot of us often agree to the T&Cs without reading them. When it comes to social media accounts it is usually the case that the data on our account is not owned by us, and rather is licenced.

With the case of the happy couple who have shared their wedding pictures online, this means that if they were to pass away, their executors may not have the right to gain access to their social media accounts after they have died - so they have no way to access and store the pictures. Pictures you post to social media sites are more likely than not to then be the property of the site, rather than you. It is important to back up these pictures to a disc or print out hard copies if they are of sentimental value. This way others have easy access to the pictures on your death.

Some social media sites, like Facebook, have activated a 'Facebook Legacy' button so that the account holder can 'will' their account to another person, such as their executor. This is an alternative to sharing your account login details with your executor whilst you are alive, especially when we are continually told not to share passwords.

It should be noted that each social media site has their own process for notifying that someone has passed away, therefore the executor should check the privacy statement/T&Cs of the site. How do you share your passwords whilst protecting your passwords? If you have made a Will through a solicitors firm, they usually offer to store the document in a strong room. In with your Will you can include a document

which provides the account login details and passwords for all of your digital assets, such as online bank accounts, Paypal, Netflix and emails. Considering your digital assets when making a Will Given that we are living in the digital age and the phenomenon of digital assets is likely to continue, it is good practice when making a Will to have a think about your assets and if any of these are digital assets. As mentioned above, an inventory should be left with your Will which sets out all of the accounts you have, along with the account login details.

We recommend that you review your Will every 5 years, or when you have a life changing event, such as marriage or children. This includes reviewing any document which is held with your Will or incorporated into it, such as a list of your digital assets. Remember to always read the T&Cs when creating or updating your online account! Establishing if you own the digital content or if it is licenced can be the difference between it being able to pass in accordance with your Will or not. A helpful way to remember is that digital records, such as social media accounts, do not pass with your Will or Intestacy, whereas digital property rights and interests, sometimes referred to as intellectual property, do pass. It is extremely important that you receive legal advice when making a Will, particularly when it comes to digital assets as this is a fairly new area when it comes to the law of Wills and Succession. At Clapham & Collinge we have a dedicated team of experts who are able to provide you with all of the necessary information, support and legal advice when making a Will.

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Norfolk Nurses to take on coastal trek to help air ambulance save lives next month There’s less than one month to go until the East Anglian Air Ambulance’s flagship Trek 24 event.

On Sunday 8 September hundreds of hardy walkers will take on either a 24 mile or 24 kilometre coastal walk along the North Norfolk Coast in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), with both routes finishing at Holkham Hall. The ‘Four for 24’ group is made up of four Norfolk nurses who have all had experience working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital - Natasha Pickett, Clare Johnson, Louise Langham-Hill and Bev Macfarlane. This team know first-hand how important the air ambulance is in getting seriously ill or injured patients to them as quickly as possible and are taking on the 24 kilometre walking challenge to support the charity’s mission to expand their service to fly 24 hours a day.

Bev MacFarlane, ex ED nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and current nurse at Cromer Hospital, said “Supporting EAAA is very close to our hearts. All of us are ED nurses or ex-ED nurses so we have seen first-hand the benefit EAAA gives to patients who have suffered a life-threatening incident or medical emergency. Personally, my husband was knocked off his bicycle in an accident and taken to Addenbrooke’s by EAAA, so I am proud to take part in Trek 24 and do my part to raise funds for this vital charity”. Trek 24 is a brand new fundraising event which has been created as part of the charity’s fundraising drive for EAAA’s Mission 24/7 – to fly their Anglia One helicopter from Norwich 24 hours a day. So far over 200 people are signed up to take part, and tickets for the event can still be purchased until 31 August. Currently the helicopter flies from Norwich between 7am and 7pm. The charity’s expert doctors and paramedics already work 24/7, with the night shift provided via rapid response vehicle. By flying 24/7, the charity estimate they will be able to attend up to 600 more missions a year then they currently do, flying all over East Anglia, not just in Norfolk. To do this, EAAA need to raise an additional £1 million a year – on top of the £12 million they already need to keep their helicopters flying and saving lives – and aim to be operational 24/7 by helicopter in 2020 - becoming the first air ambulance charity in the East of England to do so.

Leanne Kershaw, EAAA Events Fundraiser, said “It’s vitally important to have a night-time helicopter service in the area, especially in rural Norfolk where it can take so long to get around by car. We’ve designed this event to support our mission 24/7 and have been really impressed with the number of people who have already signed up to take part and will be supporting us next month. Seeing teams like these lovely ladies entering is really special and we can’t wait to see a sea of blue EAAA supporters taking over the North Norfolk coastline next month. We hope that passers-by on the day will help to cheer these amazing walkers on!” For more information, go to


L to R Louise Langham–Hill, Natasha Pickett, Clare Johnson and Bev Macfarlane who make up ‘Four for 24’ and visited the East Anglian Air Ambulance in preparation for their 24 kilometre walk. Photo: EAAA

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Founded in 2014, North Norfolk Hockey Club plays a major role in the Norfolk community by bringing people of all ages together through sport. The club has members ranging in age from 4 years of age into their 70’s and there is a refreshing 50/50 split by gender. The club has recently invested considerably in training its members to become England Hockey accredited coaches and on Sunday 7 July an incredible 17% of the club’s adult membership qualified as coaches, a national record.

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A spokesperson for the NNHC Junior section said “Being a small club we are able to gain really first-hand feedback from parents. This investment in developing our coaches was inspired by them and we realise their aim is for us to provide professional, high quality coaching that supports all players to be as good as they can be. We might very well be the smallest club in Norfolk but I think we are the one

“As the club has grown over recent years we have begun to participate in Juniors tournaments hosted by other Norfolk clubs. Stepping up to competitive matches was a real challenge for the players but we now punch much above our weight and have experienced considerable success but still kept it fun. Attendance levels at training on a Tuesday night are about 90% whatever the weather.”

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The North Norfolk Model Engineering Club has been active since 1992. We are a broad range of model engineers who build all sorts of models and currently have a miniature railway at Holt station for steam and battery operated locomotives.

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Andrew Munden, General Manager of the North Norfolk Railway said that “We will be very sorry to see the North Norfolk Model Engineering Club leave the station site after all these years, but the long awaited development of the Holt site will soon be underway and this will occupy the site currently used by the miniature railway, that provides rides to our visitors during the summer months.

The North Norfolk Railway hopes the club will be able to secure new premises that will enable them to remain in the local area to the benefit of all visitors and the town.”

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NORTH LODGE, OVERSTRAND ROAD, CROMER, NR27 0AH Telephone 01263 512254 or use QR code opposite Twitter @north_lodge Facebook @CromerTown Council

Contacts: Julie Chance PSLCC, Town Clerk Janet Warner PSLCC, Deputy Clerk The Clerk and Deputy Clerk are often in meetings so it is recommended that you telephone or email to make an appointment before visiting the offices.

TOWN COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS The full schedule of meeting dates for 2019 can be found on the Town Council website and noticeboards. A leaflet containing the schedule of meetings is available from the Town Council Office. Members of the public are welcome at all meetings, which are held at North Lodge unless stated otherwise. Agendas and minutes of meetings are available from the Town Council website.

CEREMONIES AT NORTH LODGE We are currently receiving lots of booking for ceremonies for 2019 & 2020. Ceremonies can be held in our newly decorated chamber or in the clifftop garden. Further information can be found on the Town Council website and our facebook page @WeddingsinCromer. We can also host Renewal of Vows and Naming Ceremonies.

CROMER CEMETERY Regular inspections are on-going and any unauthorised items will be removed and securely stored to await collection. The next inspection will take place in September. Please be reminded that breakable items and those which emit light, sound or movement are not permitted in the cemetery. Full rules and regulations are displayed on the Town Council website and are available on request from the Town Council Office. If anyone has any questions please contact the Deputy Town Clerk.

CROMER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS Application forms for the Christmas Tree & Nativity Festival and also for the Christmas Market are available from the Town Clerk. For more information please email or telephone 01263 512254.

CROMER POORLANDS TRUST Cromer Poor Lands Trust has set up a scheme to assist Cromer residents who are in need, hardship or distress, to purchase a new electrical item, school uniform, a bicycle, tank of heating oil etc. The West Norwich Credit Union will offer the applicant a low-cost loan of up to £500 to cover the purchase price with a repayment term to suit the applicant. If the application is approved, once half the loan has been paid off, Cromer Poor Lands Trust will step in and pay the remaining balance. For more information please Contact Cromer Poor Lands Trust CIO via the Town Clerk.

Information on any meetings or matters arising can be obtained from the Town Clerk on 01263 512254.

THIS WEEK! LIFE LIGHT - the new name for Beach Mission! Sunday 25th to Friday 30th August

Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club Lions’ ‘Message in a Bottle’ could save your life

Beach Mission is back with a new name but the same great fun for all!

What is ‘Message in a Bottle’ you may ask? Well the Lions’ ‘Message in a Bottle’ is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common place where they can easily be found in an emergency.

Holiday-club style activities and Bible teaching for 3-10s and 11-17s will take place each morning between 10am & 12.15pm and will include games, activities and a time to explore what it means to be a Christian.

How does it work? The information is kept in a small plastic bottle. The bottle is kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will expect to find it in the event of being called to your home.

Each afternoon, between 2.30pm & 4.00pm, there will be activities for all-ages on the beach or in the local parks

They will know you have a bottle by 2 green cross labels. One is fixed on the inside of the front door or main entrance to your home and the other to the door of the fridge. It’s as simple as that!

During these times you will find a warm welcome, a place to relax chat or pray, at Cornerstone Coffee Shop in the Parish Church Evening activities include a Family Ceilidh as well as special events for youth, families and adults.

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Cromer Marrams Bowls Club News from the Club House ...

Cromer ‘Crabs’ are CHAMPIONS!

In the Norfolk Federation League Area B they gained a very good victory at league leaders Sheringham Morley to put themselves in a position to win the league with just the one game to play. Winning on 2 rinks gave a 52-48 shot score for a 7-2 points victory. Best rink was Chrissie L, David G and Neil P, 20-13. With 6 teams still in with the chance of winning the league the final game at home to leaders New Road Black (North Walsham) went well for Cromer with a 7-2, 61 shots to 39, victory. Top rink was Chrissie L, David G and Neil P (35-5). Other results went our way to win the league by 1 point. Many congratulations to captain Roger G and the team.

In the EBA league the men completed their season with a very narrow defeat at home to Suffield Park. Despite winning on 2 rinks the 60-61 shot score line meant a 2-3 points loss. Top rink was Keith P, Andrew H, James P and Roger O, 26-16. Unfortunately, the men were again the wooden spoon team in League North 1. Captain Neil P has been very pleased with the spirit shown by all the men in difficult circumstances, playing to enjoy rather than win!

In the NANSA league we were well beaten at Erpingham 8-0, 60 shots to 43, but are still in with a good chance of winning the league with 2 games to play.

Aldiss Park BC visited for a very friendly and sociable afternoon of bowls. Cromer won on 4 rinks to 1 by 81-69 shots. Best rink was Russell W, Jean N and Bob A, 17-10.

Another lovely afternoon, despite the strong wind, was had with the regular visit of Sproughton BC from Ipswich. Cromer came up against a strong team and lost on 5 of the 6 rinks, 101-134. Only rink winners were Brenda S, David M, Kath C and Tony G, 24-12. The next day we went to Weybourne BC for our usual friendly fixture and were victorious on 3 rinks, 65-49. Best rink was Roger O, Jean N and Neil C, 21-13.

The ladies entertained R G Carter Ladies for their final friendly/buffet and won on 2 rinks to 1, 50-44. Best rink was Anne M, Brenda S and Jackie P, 24-10.

Home matches at Cromer Marrams green on the Runton Road in the next few weeks are: • West Runton BC (friendly) Sunday 25 August 2pm, • Peter Bird Memorial (club singles KO) Wednesday 28 August 10am, • Swanton Abbott BC (friendly) Friday 30 August 2pm, • Peter Bird Memorial Finals Sunday 1 September 1pm, • Holt BC (friendly) Tuesday 3 September 2pm, • Coventry & District Assoc. BC (friendly) Wednesday 4 September 1.30pm • Club Finals Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6/7/8 September.

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Why not come along to spectate, take in the sea air and use our facilities? Members are very welcome. Come along to try us out before deciding, whether a veteran or new bowler. £3.50 for a 2-hour roll-up with equipment provided if required. Social members are also very welcome to enjoy our clubhouse facilities (open all year) for an annual fee of £15.

Details of fixtures, results, history, honours, and club news/photos can be accessed at or from Edna 01263 511155.

13th NORFOLK FAMILY WALK FOR BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH This popular walk, which is in aid of brain tumour research and support, will take place at Holkham Hall on Sunday 6 October from 10am to 4pm.

There is a choice of distances – one, three, six or 10 miles – to suit all ages and abilities. All are through the beautiful parkland, beside the lake and through the woods where deer can be seen grazing – the ten mile walk goes through Wells-next-the-Sea. There are no hills to climb on any of the walks and dogs on leads are welcome. There is a registration fee of £5 (children free)

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Cromer Fit Together Walks

If you are new to Fit Together, please arrive 20 mins early. For more information contact Eileen Harriott on 07851 774396.

Tuesday 3 September – 10:30am West Runton to Roman Camp Grade 3 - Approx 3 miles. A walk with moderate to steep gradients on concrete, grass

and woodland paths. Meet at The Village Inn PH CP, West Runton NR27 9QT.

Wednesday 4 September – 10:30am Felbrigg Main Hall – Grade 1 – any distance to 1 mile. A flat walk with great views of the historic hall. For all abilities and people living with dementia and their carers Meet at Felbrigg Hall main CP, NR11 8PR. Parking charges apply for non-NT members. Please book for this walk by 3pm on Tuesday 3 September

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Monday 9 September – 10:30am Northrepps Cottage Walk Grade 3 – Approx 3 miles. A walk with gradients, through woods and along grass tracks and minor roads. Meet at Northrepps Cottage Country Hotel, Nut Lane, Northrepps. NR27 0JN.

Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme are available at Cromer Tourist Information Centre

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Closing date September 30th 2019 ... Email your answer to:, or write to "September Lunch" c/o Links Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH.

The first correct answer drawn at random by the Links will win lunch for two at any of the three Mackenzie Hotels. Rules - Free to enter. One entry only per household, entrants must be over 18. The winner will be published in the next available Cromer Times after the draw. No cash alternative. Mackenzie’s decision is final.


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Cromer £600 pcm An extremely well presented & modern maisonette located in the heart of Cromer Town Centre & only a short walk away form the Sea Front. Comprising Lounge/Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom & Separate WC. EPC C79.

Bacton £525 pcm A well presented one bedroom ground floor flat situated within a quiet location of the coastal village of Bacton. Comprising Lounge, Kitchen, Double Bedroom, Bathroom, Outhouses, Gardens & Off Road Parking. EPC D67.

Trimingham £375 pcm A well present ground floor studio flat situated in the village of Trimingham. Comprising Lounge/Bedroom/Kitchen & Shower Room, communal gardens, off road parking, double glazed windows & electric air source heating. EPC D58.

Sheringham £750 pcm A well presented end terrace house situated in a popular area of Sheringham. Comprising Lounge/Diner, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Enclosed Rear Garden & Off Road Parking. Unfurnished & Available September 2019. EPC E46.




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Cromer £210,000 This beautifully presented and spacious 3 bed mid-terrace has been renovated to a high standard & is located just a few minutes from local schools, shops & doctors surgery. With no upward chain, you could move straight in! EPC E51.

Sheringham £359,863 This delightful spacious 2 bed detached bungalow is located in a very popular residential area just a short distance from the town centre. The property is in excellent condition & is sold with no upward chain. EPC TBC.

Cromer £175,000 A lovely spacious 2nd floor 2 bed apartment with sea views! Just two minutes walk to North Lodge Park, the cliff tops, the beach & the town centre. Ideal as a main or second home with no upward chain! EPC C69.

Cromer £295,000 A well presented & spacious 5 bedroom semi detached house offering flexible living accommodation over three floors. Tucked away in a cul-de-sac the property is conveniently located for schools, local amenities & lovely walks. EPC D58.




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A quintessential country cottage!! If you want to get away from it all, this beautiful, period 3 bed cottage ticks all the boxes. Brimming with character, it sits in a quiet lane just a few miles from Cromer. Blending the old with the new, this will make a lovely home. Call Henleys for details. EPC E45.


Roughton £465,000 This stunning barn conversion has wonderful open plan living areas, a big kitchen/breakfast room & 3 double bedrooms, all en-suite. Only once inside you appreciate all it has to offer. Early viewing is essential. No chain. EPC TBC.


Cromer £245,000 A deceptively spacious 2 bed bungalow just a short distance from the town & the sea front. The property is beautifully presented & has lots of character & lovely gardens. No upward chain. EPC TBC.


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