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From the Editor

A Mark Danson-Hatcher

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s this issue goes to print the first part of Cromer Carnival, including Carnival Day, has been a wonderful success - even the weather almost behaved itself. It was such a pity that two very heavy showers put in an appearance just as the Grand Parade was forming on the Carnival Field. However this didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of participants or spectators and a record entry of floats provided a superb evening of entertainment. I am sure the remainder of the week will be just as successful, enjoyable and fun for all who take part. However there are still plenty of attractions to look forward to beyond the Carnival. Aylsham Show is perhaps the last big summer show in the Crabline Area on Bank Holiday Monday but there are still many other events at the villages to enjoy - most are advertised elsewhere in this issue. Whilst mingling with the crowds on Carnival Day I took the opportunity to conduct a survey of opinion about protected status for Cromer Crab. The survey wasn’t scientific but 100 visitors (people who live outside the NNDC area) and 100 residents of all ages were asked if they thought it a good idea that Cromer Crab should have a similar status to stilton or champagne. Over 75% of residents and 68% of visitors thought it a good idea BUT both groups recognised the problems of definition and ‘policing’ such classification. Both groups also acknowledged the likely burden of red tape. It will be interesting to learn of the result of the formal consultation however the ‘man on the Sanders omnibus’ appears to support protected status.

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Dear Editor your letters and emails The Crabline Merchants’ Place 16 Church Street Cromer Norfolk NR27 9ES

Yours sincerely George Gallagher Ex Royal Engineers

Dear Editor, The 70th anniversary of the Normandy D.Day landings is rapidly approaching and the local Norwich/Norfolk Branch of the Normandy Veterans Association is hoping to raise £20,000 by various fund-raising events to enable them to subsidise any veteran who wishes to attend the celebrations. Your readers will appreciate that as all the survivors of this momentous event are now in their late 80's or 90's the cost of travel, accommodation and travel insurance is prohibitively high. Also, it is likely, that due to age and infirmity, that this will be the last chance that the veterans will have of visiting the scene of this turning point in WW. 2 and to pay their respects to their fallen comrades. With this in mind it has


been decided to ask members of the Association to organise an event in their area. Here in Cromer there is to be a Quiz at the Cottage public house on 20th September at 2-30 pm. There will be prizes for the winning team and a grand raffle. Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection. The Quiz Master is Johnny ( Grumpy ) Groom. We are of course hoping that the event will be well supported by local people. One further point. I know and am in touch with three other local, surviving, Normandy veterans but would like to hear from any others in the Cromer locality. Please call me on 01263 515675.


Dear Editor We would like to say a big thank you to all the local people, shopkeepers and businesses who donated prizes for the Cromer Carnival Bingo Raffle. We sold over 7000 tickets and still had people wanting to buy more! The total raised for the Carnival Funds was a record £653.20. So thanks also to the people who continue to come along and support us each year. Trevor and Valerie Pells And Jim and Janice Woolston Cromer

Dear Editor I would like to thank all who took part in the Great Big British MacMillan Portrait Marathon over the 11th and 12th of August. We photographed 267 people and raised £512.78. Amy Long Amy Elizabeth Photography Cromer West Street Cromer Dear Editor My name is Elva Gledhill, I am the Befriending Manager for Age UK North Norfolk Befriending Service. I am currently recruiting one to one volunteers to befriend the lonely and isolated in our community. We need volunteers in all areas especially North Walsham, Holt, Sheringham, Fakenham and Cromer. Our volunteers visit older people in their own home on a regular basis and form an ongoing relationship. In return you will become part of a well Established Befriending Service that offers support and training to all its Volunteers. For more information please phone 01263 823126 or email Kind regards Elva Gledhill Age UK North Norfolk

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Dear Editor, I regularly travel from Mundesley to North Walsham on the number 5 bus. We have to go through Trunch, a lovely little village which has always been a very important part of my life. Somebody has erected two bus shelters - one on either side of the North Walsham road. The shelters look as if they've come from the dump - they are past cleaning up and they certainly spoil the look of that part of the village. I've listened to comments on the bus, from holiday makers, who are under the impression that vandalism is rife in Trunch simply because of the state of the shelters. Who on earth approved these monstrosities, they should be made to remove them - I can't imagine the village people had much of a say. Maybe we're supposed to think, rather like the story of the Emperor's New Clothes, that these so called shelters are pleasing to the eye. Janet Munro 13 Marina Road Mundesley Dear Mr H. Mouse I read the report of your Mundesley visit with interest and chose to pick sign #4. My cousin Mr. B. Mouse who lives in the Paston Bat Box opposite me says that his friend, Mr. S. Mouse at Stow Windmill told him that your sign #4 is actually in the parish of Paston. He is trying to get as many friends together as possible in the hope that they can gnaw through its post and remove it. He also says that the Mundesley tribe are trying to take possession of Stow Mill and the Holiday Centre, both of which are in the parish of Paston. He sees no ‘magic’ in Mundesley, it just does not know where it begins and ends. Yours, Mr. D. Mouse



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Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall Presents

Something Happened giving a performance of their musical sketches entitled

9th September 2012 from 1.00pm


he Ingworth Trosh (Troshing is a Norfolk word for threshing) has an exciting new addition this year. The Norwich and Norfolk Medieval Association will be presenting a re-enactment of medieval times and demonstrating

Long Bow Archery. There will also be an opportunity for anyone to have a go with smaller less powerful bows. Archery has special significance as Sir Thomas Erpingham, famous son of nearby Erpingham, directed the archers under John of Gaunt at the Battle of Agincourt. However the group will also demonstrate daily life in the 14th century and will be making bread using grain from the threshing; firstly grinding the flour with a quern stone, making the dough then baking it in a medieval bread oven. They will have their own encampment where various crafts from the period will be demonstrated and there is the opportunity to take part in a number of activities including ‘Knight School’ (with Sir Thomas Erpingham!) especially for children. Alongside this, an old Ransome threshing machine will be working hard during the afternoon threshing, bagging and baling wheat. Many other vintage tractors and machines will be on display and watch ploughing demonstr ations with some of the old tractors. Also see some enormous


modern machinery to compare. Another feature of this year’s Trosh is a Land Rover Line Up. Rusty dented or new, any age or model from 1948 -2012 bring your pride and joy (as well as your wife/husband/family) along to celebrate the legend. Sheep shearing, alpacas, pony rides and the ever popular owls and reptiles from the rescue centre will be there as well as a Farmers Market with local producers. Many stalls and plenty of refreshments, plus a bouncy castle for the children, should provide an action packed afternoon. The Trosh is held on 9th September and starts at 1.00 pm. Admission £4 per person (children under 16 FREE). Follow the signs from the A140 Cromer to Aylsham Road.

A hilarious musical investigation into the way the war of the sexes has changed over the past 100 years. Terence Blacker and Derek Hewitson combine songs from the past with original material of the present to prove that, when love is in the air, hopeless misunderstanding between men and women will never be far away. at The Village Hall 7.30pm on Friday 12th October 2012 Tickets: £8 In advance (£10 on the door) To book in advance, ring: Eleanor: 01263 768073 or Stewart: 01263 768992 Refreshments (including wine & beer) will be available for purchase during the interval

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One-pot roast pork chops with fennel & potatoes Throw your meat and veg into a pan with Italian-style flavourings and simply roast, for a no-fuss dinner

Ingredients 2 potatoes cut into 8 wedges 1 fennel bulb, cut into 8 wedges 1 red pepper, halved,deseeded and cut into 8 wedges 4 thyme sprigs 4 garlic cloves 1tbsp sundried tomato paste 300ml hot chicken stock 4 bone in pork loin chops


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Method 1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the potatoes, fennel, pepper, thyme and garlic in a large roasting tin. Mix together the tomato paste and stock, then pour into the pan. Tightly cover with foil and cook for 30 mins. Take out of the oven and increase the temperature to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. 2. Remove the foil and place the pork in the roasting tin, nestling in between the veg. Season well and return to the oven for 15-20 mins more or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with the pan juices drizzled over. SS

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Mission Team in Place for 2012


he Sheringham Beach Life team has now been formed, the first training day held and details of the programme finalised, all is set for the free Beach Life activity week at Sheringham 28 -31 August. The event, which is sponsored and supported by Scripture Union, is open to all, from toddlers up to age 17 and promises a fun-packed four days. Each day will begin with an all-age “Beach Special” at 11am in the Beach Life marquee on “The Leas” on Sheringham seafront; the session includes drama, songs, games and introduces the theme for the day. The children and young people will then split into age groups for their

“Going Deeper” activities. The theme this year will be the “I AM” statements of Jesus, focusing on a different statement each day. There will be fun ways to explore the claims Jesus made, and how these claims affect the lives of the youngsters. Venues include St Peter’s Church Hall, the Salvation Army Hall, as well as the marquee. Afternoon activities include a boating challenge at the boating lake, mini-Olympics at the High School, the legendary Tide Fight, and a Beach Party and Barbecue on

the last day. Over-11’s can enjoy a “Quiz and Chips” night, treasure hunt and “Splash Party” in the evenings. The team of around thirty people, mainly from Sheringham churches, have attended a team-building and training day in Sheringham, where ideas for the programme were gathered, discussed and finalised. “Beach Life is building on the heritage of 100 years of Scripture Union Beach Mission in Sheringham”, said co-ordinator, Rev Pete Skivington, “But this is a

brand new outreach, with the core team comprising folk from the town’s churches, and will be an integral part of what the churches in Sheringham are doing throughout the rest of the year” Visit: for details of how to register as a participant. For more information please contact Peter Skivington: youth@sheringhambaptistchurch. or phone 07919415554.

The Sheringham Beach Life 2012 Mission Team

Gentle Giants at Sandy Gulls The East Anglian Working Newfoundland Club have become a firm favourite at the Cromer Carnival and other summer events along the coast as well as inland. Although these large strong dogs are quite capable of pulling a substantial load on land they are renowned for their ability to swim and have an instinct for water rescue. The breed takes its name from the Dominion of Newfoundland now in Canada and were originally bred as working dogs by fishermen. Although very powerful they have a very gentle, calm nature and are immensely loyal. Their thick double coat, webbed feet and innate swimming ability has enabled them to save many human lives. The EA Working Newfoundland Club have regularly provided sea rescue demonstrations as part of the carnival programme. During carnival week the Newfies and their owners are based at Sandy Gulls Caravan Park on the outskirts of Mundesley. I went along to meet them. Sandy Gulls is a dog friendly site and has become the Newfoundlands regular carnival week home. The cliff top location provides an ideal base away from the hustle and bustle of Cromer at the height of the carnival. Sam with l-r Bromwyn, Caira and Harper

Greg, Julie and Paul with l-r Harper, Ciara, Bromwyn and Juno



Sam, owner of Sandy Gulls, took me to meet Greg and Julie Roffe and their dogs Harper, Bromwyn and Caira. Later we were joined by Paul Challis and his dog Juno. It was a warm day and the dogs were lying quietly in the shade. Although photographs give some idea of these dogs its only when you get close to them that you appreciate their bulk and their character. Unprotesting they were fitted with their harnesses for a group photograph and although not obvious at first their bright intelligent eyes didn’t miss a thing going on in the area. Working Newfoundlands begin training from about 12 weeks old; training can continue until the age of 3. However, as Greg and Julie pointed out, swimming and the desire to rescue is instinctive to these dogs “All we are doing is channelling their instinct”. In a rescue situation the dogs will naturally take hold of the casualty but working dogs on duty wear a special harness with handles, which makes it easier for someone able to float or swim, to hold onto whilst being towed to safety. The Newfoundlands are impressive dogs in more ways than one. Find out more from the East Anglian Working Newfoundland Club:

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In the main Sun not rain for Photo Andreas Yiasimi

Photo Andreas Yiasimi Photo Andreas Yiasimi

Photos Andreas Yiasimi

Photos Andreas Yiasimi

Photo Andreas Yiasimi

Photo Andreas Yiasimi


he week-long Cromer Carnival provided kicked off its week-long celebrations with a weekend of fun for all the family after two fantastic Children’s Weeks. Bumper crowds packed onto the Carnival field to take part in over 30 events on the opening weekend alone. On the opening day over 100 carbooters set up on the Carnival Field alongside the Motorbike Extravaganza, Craft Fair, Antiques Valuation and the start of the Mini Beer Festival which saw 19 ales and ciders on tap including a special Carnival Ale by Elgoods. The Crowning of Miss Cromer, Elsie Yiasimi by Jimmy Cricket took place on Sunday in front of a crowded Pier Forecourt. The Carnival Royal Family arrived in three vintage cars and, for the first time, revealed their wonderful, Jubileethemed outfits. The ‘Royal Party’ were then entertained, along with the crowds, by the Bagshot Concert Band and a variety show of comedy, song and dance by Jimmy Cricket. Up at the arena, thousands of people enjoyed a day of sunshine and numerous events including



the Companion Dog Show and the Carnival Gymkhana. Over 250 cars, vans and lorries turned out for the Cromer Custom & American Car Show. Later on Sunday competitors gathered in their hundreds to take part in the Bonny Baby Competition, Knobbly Knees Contest, Glamorous Grandmother Competition and Children’s Fancy Dress Parade. After rounds of judging over 75 entrants the winners of the Bonny Baby Contest were announced as Harry Johns from London and Tilly Coston from Norwich in the 0-6 month category, Travis Truman from Beeston Regis and Maisie Cox from Cromer in the 6-12 month category and Charlie Ritchie from Spaldwick and Jasmine Gambrill-Cook from North Walsham in the 12-18 months category. The overall winner of the Tom Bolton Memorial Plate was Jasmine Gambrill-Cook. Later that afternoon Liam Green from Cromer beat 10 other contestants to win the Knobbly Knees Contest with Tony West from Cromer coming runner-up. Sandi Carpenter from Overstrand is the 2012 Carnival Glamorous

Grandmother with Jane Arnold-High from Upper Sheringham runner up. In yet another packed competition 59 entrants took part in the Children’s Fancy Dress Parade across five age categories. Winners were Sebastien Annison aged 2 from Northrepps dressed as a Soldier, Charlie Reeder aged 6 from Long Stratton dressed as a Cromer Crab, Patrick Mortimer-Smith aged 10 from Leicester dressed as HMS Jubilympics, Grace Faircloth Bussey and Bethany Pyecroft both aged 5 from Cromer dressed as Olympic Rowers and the Groups category was won by Russell, Ivy and Hazel Broughton-Begley from Cromer dressed as characters from Red Riding Hood. The Overall Winner of the Robin Seeley Memorial cup were the Olympic Rowers. Later that day crowds of people flocked onto Cromer Beach to watch the ever popular East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs who put on a display of sea rescue techniques. On Monday there was fierce competition in the Best Dressed Waiters and Waitresses Competition and Race in front of hundreds of people who lined the promenade and pier forecourt. With a record number of entrants

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from pubs, cafes and restaurants across Cromer, first up was the Best Dressed Competition. This was won by Roisin MacGregor from Virginia Court and Dean Smith from Bella Vista/The Red Lion. Next up was the Waiters and Waitresses Race; competitors had open and pour four drinks place them on a tray then race along the prom from The Pier to the old Bath House and back. With a time limit of 3 minutes competitors had to be quick and complete the course with as little spillage as possible. This ever-popular event generated roars of support and laughter from the crowds and competitors alike. After many ‘rounds’ and the finals the champion waitress was Grace Price-Jones from The Cliftonville and the champion waiter Max Haddie also from The Cliftonville. Tuesday saw the Carnival Family Fun Day at the Carnival Field with hundreds of visitors enjoying displays in the arena including Cascade Kite Display, The Imps Motorcycle Display and Woodforde’s Horse and Dray as well as numerous events in the marquee and around the arena.



Across the week every evening provided a host of events including Family Night, Wine Tasting Evening, Carnival Quiz Evening, Race Night and Carnival Bingo all attracting hundreds of people. So far the weather had been kind and everyone had enjoyed some glorious summer weather. Carnival Day proved one of the most popular yet with crowds flocking onto the carnival field to take part in the festivities and watch some of the stunt-defying acts in the arena including the Bolddog Lings FMX Team and Gerald Naprous Wild West Display. The rain held off for most of the day until the arrival of the Red Arrows at 3pm when heavy cloud and showers cut short the display by the world famous Red Arrows but one which didn’t disappoint the crowds who had lined the cliff tops and promenade. From 5pm the entrants for the Carnival Parade began gathering on the Carnival Field and managed to withstand two heavy rain showers before the skies cleared for the Parade. With over 100 entrants the 2012 Grand Parade was one of the biggest in recent years. The Overall winner was ‘Polar Express’ an entry by the Mindham and Marsh families who are neighbours on Roughton Road in Cromer.

Their float, inspired by the animated film, was the steam locomotive which hauled the Polar Express complete with moving wheels. Smoke and steam and a snow-blowing machine. Organisers praised the high standard of entries across the classes which helped make the parade one of the best, attracted massive crowds and helped create a real party atmosphere throughout the town. With just a few days left organisers hoped the sun would continue to shine on the remaining events. Chairman Tony Shipp said “it has been a fabulous week so far, the sun has shone on the carnival and people have turned out in their hundreds to enjoy the carnival and take part in all the events planned by the Carnival team. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the rest of the programme”. As this Issue of Crabline went to print there was still The Party on the Lawns, Illuminated Parade, Grand Carnival Firework Display, Children’s Talent Competition and the Carnival Fancy Dress Dance, as well as many other events to come. It’s been a fantastic Carnival so far and there is still much more to come!

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with PC Lorna Law


i Everyone, Wasn’t it a lovely week for Cromer Carnival? I was on duty in the Carnival field and met lots of wonderful children and their parents; many of them visited the Police display. Did you come and visit us? The Police Box created a great deal of interest. We were asked many times if it was the Tardis from Dr Who. You may not have been able to time travel in our Police box, but you could have lots of fun answering questions on the outside of the Police box and then you received a super 999 badge. 999 is the number you contact in an emergency. When you want to contact your local police officers for something less urgent the number to phone is 101. You can use this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Today Police Officers carry a radio and can immediately contact headquarters. But it was not always so easy. Before the invention of Police mobile radios a Police Officer only had a whistle to blow if he needed assistance.. It was also realised that much of the

Police Officer’s time was wasted travelling to and from his Police Station. So In the 1920’s Police boxes were introduced in Britain.

The telephone and first aid kit could be used by the Police and

Inside a Police Box

A Police Officer on duty using the Police Box external telephone.

Each Police box was 4 feet square contained a small desk, a stool, electric lighting and a heater. On the outside of the box, in a small compartment you would find a telephone and first aid kit.

Adopt a Chicken At The Patch

members of the public. As radios were introduced Police Boxes became less useful and by the 1980s most of them had been removed. One can still be seen at Crich Tramway Village, near Matlock in Derbyshire. I had a great time at the carnival. There was lots of exciting things to see. I even had a go in a fighter cockpit. It was great fun pretending I was the fastest cop on

what it feels like to be a fighter pilot, flying high in the sky.? You can by visiting the Spirit of Coltishall display at the Radar Museum at Neatishead. The Sprit of Colitishall is the preservation of the history and memory of RAF Coltishall. There is lots to see and do at the museum. For more information visit the website: Bye for now, see you next time on Crabbeat.

Lorna Law PC Lorna Law

Library Events


ome along to The Patch at Sheringham High School on Saturday 15th September between 2-4pm and you could adopt an egg laying chicken.There will be lots to do at this free open event including organic gardening advice, environmental art, family activities, refreshments and a plant/produce stall. For more info please visit or phone Sue Penlington on 822363. Hope to see you there!

Saturday 25th - Friday 31st August Games will be available in the library for National Family Week

Saturday 15th September 11.00 – 12.00 Congratulations on completing the Story Lab Reading Challenge 2012! Come and have your medal and certificate presented by County Councillor Hilary Thompson. For more details about any of the activities and to book places please contact Cromer Library on 01263 512850 Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult

WeybouRne fun day Car Boot Sale at Weybourne FunDay (26 August). Pitches available at £5.00, in advance, or £6.00 on the day. No Traders. Please Call Tina on 10263-588379.

Fun Dog Show at Weybourne FunDay (26 August). 10 Fun classes to enter (waggiest tail, fancy dress, etc). All dogs welcome. Call John on 01263-712141 for more details. 12

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Cromer and Sheringham Probus Club The Club provides an enjoyable social meeting point for gentlemen who are partly or fully retired, or soon to be retired. Those newly arrived in the area often find it particularly valuable. We meet for lunch on the first Tuesday of the month at the Links Hotel in West Runton, which is vastly improved under the new ownership, followed by a talk usually related to subjects of local significance. There are occasional other events. Our current members live in various villages as well as the Runtons and the two towns. Many of them have connections with the various organisations in the area which cater for more specific interests. Following our enjoyable meal on 7th August, members listened to a very enthusiastic and authoritative talk on “The Natural History of the Broads” by Simon Partridge, the Director of the How Hill Trust, the Environmental Study Centre for the Broads. Simon could clearly have entertained us for several hours but, in the time allowed, he was able to impart a good deal of knowledge and explode some common misconceptions. The next meeting is on 4th September, when the speaker will be David Paull. His talk is entitled the “The Journalist’s Legal Minefield” which promises to be topical, in view of the Leveson Enquiry. David has plenty of experience in journalism, as a practitioner and as a tutor in both journalism and law. He is also President of the Probus Club of Norwich. The Club has vacancies for new members so, if you feel you may be interested, you are welcome to contact Dave Vickery on 01263 824306 or e-mail for more information. You may come to a few meetings as a visitor to try us out before applying for membership. Whether you are an established resident or a newcomer to the area, you will be made very welcome. The Less You Know, The More You Make "Salary Theorem" states that "Engineers and Scientists can never earn as much as Business Executives and Sales People." This theorem can now be supported by a mathematical equation based on the following: 1. Knowledge is Power. 2. Time is Money.


As every engineer knows: Power = Work / Time If Knowledge = Power and Time = Money It follows that: Knowledge = Work/Money. Solving for Money, we get: Money = Work / Knowledge. Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done. Conclusion: The less you know,the more you make.



We will be holding the Dinner at Constantia Restaurant, East Runton on Friday 12th October 2012 at 7.00pm. Members of local HM Forces have been invited together with prominent supporters of the Royal British Legion in Norfolk. Dress will be semi-formal and medals/miniatures may be worn. Tickets will be £20.00 per person. Do come along and celebrate our 90th Anniversary in a convivial atmosphere. Details and menus may be obtained from Mike White on 07944002580 or John Needham 01263 510146. John Needham Branch Chairman

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The CRABLINE TIDE TABLE is kindly sponsored by

Davies Fish Shop 7 Garden Street, Cromer 01263 512727 supplying fish & crabs for years

25th August to 9th September Times are for Cromer GMT (add 1 hour for British Summer Time)



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Crabline Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES

Thinking of the future?


t some time in the future there may come a time when all of us need someone else to be able to make decisions on our behalf. However we would like to think that our own wishes and expectations could be shown in those decisions whether they are for a short time or for longer. It may be that a simple arrangement is enough, such as arranging for someone else to pay bills through your bank while you are in hospital, or

more complicated, perhaps due to a long term inability to cope through illness. Powers of Attorney are legal documents which give someone else authority to act on your behalf. The attorney is the person, or persons, that you appoint to look after your affairs. There is an Ordinary Power of attorney covering your finances only, and a Lasting Power of Attorney which can cover property and finance. A second type of Lasting Power can

also be written, to cover decisions about healthcare and personal welfare. If you want more information about these matters Age UK can supply it. Please contact us at Age UK North Norfolk on 01263 823126 or ring the National Advice Line 0800 169 65 65. Sally Martin Information and Advice Manager




Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat Annual Boat Day 29th July


undesley’s inshore lifeboat day began with a cliff top service with the volunteer crew standing behind us, and a gentle sea breeze wafting over us. The sea was like a millpond, but as we sang “Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm doth bind the restless wave” images of strong tides & huge waves came to mind, when those brave volunteers go out to rescue someone in trouble at sea. The sky was filled with high cloud Preparations complete at The Green and looked like a Constable painting, with the red brick building housing the raising money for the lifeboat. There were Coastwatch Lookout and Maritime Museum cakes, jams & marmalade, all homemade. The smell of onions & sausages being cooked by Roger & Pauline, made the hunger Master magician Roy Davenport entertains the crowd pangs begin. Mundesley’s Charity Shop had half their stock plus souvenirs to sell and was busy from the start. Everyone there was smiling, armed with bags of plants, prizes and other goodies. Something for all ages and well thought through as there were plenty of children’s games to keep them busy. The Coastguards gave a riotous display of water safety, armed with water guns, two of them dressed as well endowed ladies, trying to control their unruly “sons”. As I wandered off, I could hear the standing proudly; within it the Coastwatch volunteers watching over the coast and sea to laughter, the music and the wonderful sound of people enjoying themselves whilst helping such the distant horizon. A congregation of fifty or more were led in a good cause. worship by Rev. Rod. When the service was My last thought was that we don’t need to concluded we moved to the Fete. So many spend a lot to have a really good time, do we? Jenni Holman people, dogs, children, colour and stalls, all photographs Paul Damen

Golden Oldies (definitely hard boiled) 1. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side. 2. Why did the chicken go up the stairs? She was already across the street. 3. Why did the hen cross the road? To prove she wasn't a chicken!



4. Why do hens lay eggs? Because if they dropped them they'd break! 5. Which side of a chicken has more feathers? The outside. 6 Why did the cactus cross the road? Because he was stuck to the chicken's back.

Crabline Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES

Sleepers for Sale Tel: 07789 722658 or 01692 538435

What, where and when AYLSHAM Bridge Club 7pm Fri 768742 Country Market each Friday 8.50-noon Cricket Club indoor Sun 3-5pm all ages & standards 510102 Evening WI 7.30pm 1st Thurs Town Hall. Exercise with Sally Free taster session 01603 432487. Extend Over 60’s Exercise Fridays Jubilee Family Centre 01692 407851 Farmers Market 9am-1pm 1st & 3rd Sat Market Place F.I.T. group 2nd & 4th Weds pm of month 731177 Flower Club 2nd Wed of mth 7.30pm . NEW VENUE from Jun ACT Community Centre NR11 6YA 01603 279274 Fitness Yoga/Pilates Tues & Thurs Friendship Hall 01692 538569 Gym Club Fri 5pm High School 576609 Lammas KC Lodge ROAB Tues 8.15pm Sutton School Of Dance, Mill Row. Monday Stall Parish Church 8.30-noon RBL (Womens) 1st Monday of month, ExService club or Salvation Army, Hungate Street, 734091 N.N. Speakers Club 7pm alt. Weds. High School. Lynne Goddard 01692 402662. Scalextric Club Presto Park Weds 7.15 9.45 pm. 01603 754319 Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Pegg’s Yard Yoga Tues 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House Peggs Yard. 732426 CROMER Age Concern Fri 10am The Cottage. Aqua Therapy Classes Mon 11-12 Wed 7-8pm Country Club t: 501914 Air Training Corps. 7pm Mon & Thurs, High School t: 515452 Baptist Church Sun10.45am & 6.30pm Coffee Morning 10451st and 3rd Sat of month 576524 Bingo 7pm Sunday Football club Bridge Club (Duplicate) Mon 7pm t: 822778 C.A.B. Appointments: 01692 405847 CAMEO (Come Along and Meet Each Other) Alzheimers Society. Cromer Methodist Church Hall 4th Tuesday of the month11:00 am to 2:00pm. For people with or caring for someone with dementia. £5 per person includes hot 2 course lunch. Catherine Moorhouse 07540 919487. Chesterfield Hall Cabbell Rd Mon 10am Parent & Toddlers Sun 11.45am Family Service & Children’s Club Christian Fellowship Sun 10.30am Top of Norwich Road t: 838180 Cromer Chamber Orchestra 7pm Mons. (term time) High school t: 511600 Cromer Forum 1st Tues 7.30pm Methodist Church New Hall t: 515138 Cromer Sequence Dance Club every Monday 8:00pm to 10:30pm East Runton Village Hall 01692 403071 Diabetes UK 4th Thurs (except December) 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall Cromer t: 01692 405492 Elderberries Badminton & Short Mat Bowls 3-5pm Mon & Fri. t: 519030 Flower Club 7.30pm 3rd Mon Junior School. t: 513408 Extend exercise for over 60’s Tues 2.30pm , St. Martin’s Church Hall, Mill Rd. t:768159 Folk Dance Club 7.30-9.30pm Tues. Community Hall t: 578224 Garden Society 7.30pm 3rd Thurs Methodist Church Hall t: 511211 Guiding in Cromer. Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies (age 7-11) Guides (age 10+) HQ Overstrand Road. T 01263 514482 Hockey Club Mondays u16s & u13s 6.30pm Adults 7.15pm Sports Centre Korean Martial Arts t: 07765 282981


telephone numbers 01263 unless shown otherwise

Lip reading classes Thurs 10 - 12noon Methodist Church Rooms. t: 0344 8008002. N & N Assoc.for Blind 9.30-1pm Tues Merchants Place. N.N. Mencap Soc. Thurs 1pm Merchants Place. t: 578116 Parkinson’s Disease Soc. 10.30am 2nd Wed of month St John Hall, Bond St. R.E.M.E. 2pm 1st Tues The Cottage, t: 513313 RBL 7.30pm 1st Wed The Cottage Women’s Section 2.30pm 1st Thurs Royal Naval Assoc. 1st Friday 7.45pm (Summer) 12.30pm (Winter) Halsey House. Sea Scouts Overstrand Rd t: 512871 ROAB Wed 8.15pm The Cottage. Singing Group Thurs 10.30am. The Community Centre. t: 570117. Slimming & Support Club Thurs 9.30am St. John’s Hall, t: John Barker 834852 St John Ambulance Adults Tues 7.30pm Cadets Tues 5.45pm St John Hall Bond St Sea Scouts Overstrand Rd info 512871 Taekwondo Sports Centre. t: 711824 W.I. 2nd Thurs 2.30 pm,Garden St. Yoga Friday 0930-1100. WI Hall, Garden St 768649 HOLT CAB YESU Centre 10:.00am to 3.00pm alterrnate Thursdays 713753 MUNDESLEY Bowls Pavilion Bingo: Sun 7.30pm, Whist Drive: Tues, Wed & Fri 1.45pm t: 721815 Carpet Bowls Mon 1.30pm Coronation Hall t: 721416 Community Choir Tues 7.30pm Methodist Church t: 01692 404266 Film Club 2nd Tues of month 7.30pm. Coronation Hall Flower Club 2nd Weds of month 2pm Coronation Hall Free Church Sun Services11am, 6.30pm Library Mon:10-1pm,Tues 2-5.30pm Fri 101pm & 2-6.30pm, Sat 10-1pm t: 720702 Luncheon Club over 60’s & disabled. Mon & Thurs 12-2pm Free Church t :721984 MADRA 07734 689978 Methodist Church Sunday worship 10.30am Pebbles Pre-School & Day Care t: 724600 Quiz Night Tues 8.30pm Conservative Club. All welcome RBL 4th Weds Haig Club. t: 722238 RBL Womens section 3rd Weds 1.45pm Coronation Hall t: 721021 Scrabble Club Fridays t: 720659 Tai Chi Weds 10.30am Church Rooms t: 720551 W.I. 2nd Mon 7pm Church Rooms t: 834368 NORTH WALSHAM Animal Magic Dog Club training & fun with your dog. t: Kathy 720730 Bipolar Self Help Group 7pm 3rd Weds Saddlers Shop t: 0854 4349872 Charity Bingo Weds 8pm Community Centre. t: 01692 407214 Chess Club 7.30 Mondays Orchard Garden Pub. All abilities welcome. t: 01692 404649 Extend Over 60’s Exercise Mondays: Methodist Church Hall t: 01692 407851 Hockey Club Under 11s. Fri 5-6pm Sports Centre t: 01692 404624 Lions Club 7.30pm 1st Mon of month. Community Centre. t: 01692 400702 Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Meeting House, Mundesley Rd. near Swafield. Reading 4 U 3rd Weds 9.45am St. John’s Hall, t: 768164 Speakers Club alt. Weds 7.00-9.15, High School. T: Brian 01328 830402 The Wheel of Light 1st Thurs 7.30pm Orchard Gdns Pub, t: 721484


Weavers Morris Dancers Weds 7:45. St Nicholas Rooms (Behind Church), Beginners welcome t: 512988 Walsham Writers' Group Every second Thurs North Walsham Sports Centre, 7-9pm. Hayley Staniforth-Room, or 07796498441. OVERSTRAND Coffee Morning and Heritage Viewing, Methodist Church Every Thursday 10:00 Gardening Club 2.30pm 1st Tues. Parish Hall t: 576437 Carpet Bowls 2.30pm Thurs. Parish Hall t: 833369 Strand Club 2nd Weds 2.30pm Methodist Church t: 578250 W.I. 3rd Wed 7.30pm Parish Hall t: 834242 SHERINGHAM Alcoholics Anonymous Sun 3pm. St Josephs Church Beetle Drive 3rd Tues 7.30 pm. St. Josephs Church Bridge The Morley Duplicate pairs Thurs 7pm Beginners Fri 2pm t: 822087 CAB. YESU,Thurs 10-2pm t: 01692 402570 Chess Club Chess played at the Morley Club every Friday at 7.30pm. Peter 823814 Country Market 1st & 3rd Thurs. St John Hall Evening W.I. 2nd Mon. St. Josephs Church Hall, t: 823889 for info. Fit Together-Tone Together Weds 910am, with Wyn Nurse Community Centre, t: 07826 869377 Fledgling music group for children 4mths - 4 years. 09.30, 10.30 & 11.30. Baby music 3 yrs up 1.20 pm. FREE taster 07500221121 Flower Club 1st Thurs 7.30pm Woodfields School t: 837397 Gingerbread Fri pm Friends Meeting House t: 0785 9364 702 Harry Upcher Lodge ROAB Mon 8.15pm. Tyneside Club, Station Rd Hearing Aid Clinic 10-12pm 1st Mon. Age Concern, Cremer St. Free advice. Just William’s Dancing for all Wed 811pm Social Club t:720069 mob 07780 83 8733 Ladies Fellowship 7.30pm 2nd Tues Salvation Army. MS meetings 7-9pm 1st & 3rd Weds. Robin Hood Pub, t: 823392 Morris Dancing. Oddfellows Hall. Weds 7.30pm t: 837693 N.N. Green Party 7.30pm 1st Friday Burlington Hotel. All welcome. N.Norfolk Model Group 8pm last Fri. St John’s Hall t: 514059 Old Shannocks 2.15pm last Wed Community Rooms. Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Cremer St. R.AF.A. 4th Tues of month. t: 837229 Saturday Super Sale First Sat 9-11am. Salvation Army Hall, Cremer St. Sheringham Singers ~ Val Crowe Tues 2.30 pm. Friends Meeting Hse, - t: 825149 Sheringham Voyager 2pm 1st & 3rd Thurs. Community Centre. t: 01692 500550 THE RUNTONS Book Sale West Runton Church Hall Saturdays 10.00am to 12.00noon 7 Jul then fortnightly. Free tea and coffee Bingo 7.30pm Sun & Mon Bernie’s Social Club E.Runton t: 834965 Philatelic Society 2nd Mon of month 7.30pm W.Runton Church Hall. Gerry 579529 Probus Club 12.30pm 1st Tues. Links Hotel t: 833366 Rotary Club Weds 6pm except any 5th Weds Dormy House W.Runton, t: 578194

Sequence Dancing Mon 8 - 10.30pm East Runton Village Hall. t: 01692 403071 W. Runton Scouts INFO : t:712288 W.I. 2.15pm 2nd Wed W.Runton Church Hall TRIMINGHAM Coffee morning 3rd Weds 10.30am Crib Session. Pilgrim Shelter Wed 1.45. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Not 2nd Wed. “Pen’s People” Writers Weds 12-2pm t: John Barker on 834852 Poppyland Club (Ladies) 2nd Weds 2.30pm Whist Drive Thurs 1.45pm. Pilgrim Shelter. £1.50 per person including refreshments and raffle. Slimming Club : Tues 1:30pm at the Pilgrim Shelter. t: 01263 579797 ALSO: Aldeborough Fledgling music group for children 4mths to 4years. Thurs 09:30. Free taster call Lorna 07500221121 Antingham & Southrepps Playgroup t: 834148 Banningham Greenfingers Gardening Club 7.30pm 1st Thurs Jubilee Hall, Banningham. t: 761620 / 768004 Felbrigg Bingo 7.30pm 4th Fri Village Hall Gimingham Prize Bingo 7.30pm 1st & 3rd Fri Gimingham Village Hall High Kelling Nth Norfolk Model Engineering Club 1st Fri 7.30pm High Kelling Social Centre Knapton Ladies Club 3rd Mon 7.30pm. Village Hall t:720908. 1st Tues Women’s Own Methodist Church t: 721439 Muckleborough North Norfolk Amateur Radio Group Wed & Thur 10.00am to 4.00pm t: 821936 Norfolk Submariners 1st Wed 12noon Kings Head, Horsham St Faith t: 511758 Northrepps Extend exercise for over 60’s Mon 2.30pm Northrepps Village Hall. t:768159 Gym Club Thurs 5-8pm Northrepps Village Hall t: 576609 Pre-School. Mon-Fri 8.30 – 3.30pm Hot lunches. t: 579396 R.B.L.1st Mon 7.30pm Northrepps Cottage t: 579633 Roughton Bingo 7.30pm 2nd Fri excl. Aug. St Mary’s School Roughton t: 512996. Bingo 3rd Friday 7.30pm Roughton Village Hall Crazee Kidz Club 7pm. 2nd & 4th Fri. term time. Roughton Village Hall 7-16yrs. t:768138 Under 5’s Playgroup. t: 07553 456083 Seniors Swimming Club Mon & Weds am, Fri pm Greshams Swimming Pool, Holt. t: 711123 Souhrepps MS Group Mon 10 - 2pm Southrepps Village Hall t: 823392 Suffield Park Bowls Club. Whist Drives Tues 2.15pm. Cash or Prize Bingo Fri twice monthly 7.30pm. Bar Raffle. Trunch Bumbles Pre-school t:01263 720931 Upper Sheringham Cromer & Sheringham Brass Rehearse 8pm Thurs Upper Sheringham Village Hall t: 588654 Cromer Air Rifle Club 9am -noon Sun. Near Sheringham. t: 570223 Weybourne Folk Club, The Ship, 3.00 to 6.00pm 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome Worstead Fledgling music group for children 4mths to 4years. Thurs 11:30. Free taster call Lorna 07500221121

Crabline Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES

Tuesday 28th Quiz Night (Teams of 4). Trimingham House Caravan Park 7:30 for 8:00pm. £1 per person. Contact Liz 01263 834965


Wednesday 29th

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th Royal Photographic Society East Anglian Members Print Exhibition. Church Rooms Cromer Road, Mundesley Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm. Norfolk Photography Group are pleased to host the exhibition. This the first showing of the 2012 RPS regional exhibition together with a print exhibition from the Monochrome and Nature sections of the Norfolk Photography Group. Over 200 images, wide range of styles, landscape to sport to creative and contemporary. Free Entry, free parking. Refreshments available. Information and Elmham Festival. A thoroughly traditional village occasion. The impressive parish church will be packed full of glorious flower arrangements themed on ‘Think of a Number’; music and readings will add to the magical atmosphere. The Primary School hosts the much sought-after local history Memorabilia Exhibition. Stalls of all kinds with refreshments served all day. Outside organs playing on Saturday and Sunday. Free vintage bus rides on Sunday and Monday. Free entry with lots of free parking. In the centre of the village on the B1110 just 5 minutes north of Dereham. See separate entry for the Classical Music Concert on Saturday evening. For more exciting details visit or call Susanna on 01362 668435.

Saturday 25th Art, crafts and local food & drink producers at Blakeney Village Hall 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free entry. For more details call Karen on 01263 588001 or e-mail

Sunday 26th Funday. East Runton 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. In aid of E & W Runton and local charities. RAZZ the clown , morris dancers, fancy dress and more. Bar/ refresh's. Car boots and stalls. All enquiries email or tel Sadie 01263511697 North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Show and Summer Fair. Beeston Hall School, Beeston Regis, 12:30 pm to 4:00pm. In aid of Help for Heroes and local charities. Weather permitting there will be a large display and parade of classic vehicles. Other attractions include a Dog Agility Show and performances by ‘Trix and Stix’, Craft Fair, stalls and games, barbecue, beer tent and teas. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY. Cars £2, pedestrians free.

Fledgling Music - Summer Extravaganza. Upper Sheringham Village Hall 11:30 am. Fantastic fun interactive music and drama for your ‘Little Flyers’. Children from 4 months to 7 years. Lorna 07500 221121. Lunchtime Concert - Richard Walker (St Chads Shrewsbury) (organ). Holy Trinity Church West Runton 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Free admission. Retiring collection. Bring your lunch and enjoy a tea or coffee with us. Car park at Rectory adjoining. Fledgling Music - Summer Extravaganza. The Pavilion, Stimpsons Piece Reepham 2:00pm. Fantastic fun interactive music and drama for your ‘Little Flyers’. Children from 4 months to 7 years. Lorna 07500 221121. Kids Summer Holiday Disco. East Runton Village Hall 2:00 pm to 6:00pm. D&R Entertainment providing disco and games. Also face painting and ‘tattoos’. Tuck Shop. CRB checked. £2 per child in aid of East Runton Funday. Booking 01263 511697 or 07734467180 Limited places.

Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat Open Day. The Boathouse Mundesley from 10:00am. Have a look round the boat and boathouse, tombola, games and refreshments.



Thursday 6th Whist Drive. Trimingham Pilgrim Shelter from 1:45 pm. £1.50 per person including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Friday 7th North Walsham U3A “Norfolk Wherries past and Present”. Roman Catholic Church Hall, North Walsham NR28 9JX, 2.30pm. Peter Bowers of the Norfolk Wherry Yacht Charter Trust. We welcome visitors and prospective members. Members free visitors £2 Sheringham Savoyards Open Evening. St Joseph’s Church Hall, Cromer Rd Sheringham 7:30 pm. An open evening with the local Gilbert and Sullivan singing group to all who enjoy singing.

Sunday 9th North Norfolk Amateur Radio Group Car Boot Sale Muckleburgh Military Collection. Weybourne 10:00 am to 4:00pm. Pitches available from 7:00 am. Information:

Tuesday 11th

SEPTEMBER Saturday 1st Trunch Flower Festival. St Botolph’s Church 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Flowers in a Country Church. Refreshments. Proceeds to Church Funds. Bacton Village Show. Bacton Village Hall, Coast Road Bacton. Open to public from 2:00 pm. Vegetables and flowers, home produce and crafts on show. Raffle tea & biscuits available. Admission FREE. Come and see what Bacton Village has on offer.

Quiz Night. Trimingham House Caravan Park 7:30 pm for 8:00pm. Teams of 4, £1.00 per person. Contact Liz 01263 834965.

Wednesday 12th Lunchtime Concert - Matthew Bond (Diocesan Organ Scholar) organ). Holy Trinity Church West Runton 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Free admission. Retiring collection. Bring your lunch and enjoy a tea or coffee with us. Car park at Rectory adjoining.

Thursday 13th Sunday 2nd Trimingham Village Yard Sale. From 08:30 am. Map and reasonable refreshments available Pilgrim Shelter. Contact Liz 01263 834965 Trunch Flower Festival. St Botolph’s Church 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Flowers in a Country Church. Refreshments. Proceeds to Church Funds. Songs of Praise. St Botolph’s Church Trunch 4:30 pm.

Whist Drive. Trimingham Pilgrim Shelter from 1:45 pm. £1.50 per person including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965.

Friday 14th Knitting and Craft Circle. Trimingham Pilgrim Shelter from 2:00pm. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Contact Liz 01263 834965.

Saturday 15th Tuesday 4th Cromer Forum. Cromer Methodist Church Lower Hall 7:30 pm. Speaker Graham Fearn ‘Living on an Island’. Everyone warmly welcome.

Wednesday 5th Monday 27th

collection. Bring your lunch and enjoy a tea or coffee with us. Car park at Rectory adjoining. “A day in the life of a Pier Manager”. An illustrated talk by Ian Hall. Cromer Community Hall Garden Street 7:30 pm. Cromer Preservation Society. Members £2 Public £3.

Crib Session. Trimingham Pilgrim Shelter from 1:45 pm. £1.50 per person including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965 Lunchtime Concert - Bryan Ellum (Swaffham Parish Church) (organ). Holy Trinity Church West Runton 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Free admission. Retiring

Art Exhibition. Trimingham Church 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Tea and coffee, and afternoon tea from 4:00 pm, available in Pilgrim Shelter. All for Church

PLEASE NOTE We cannot accept event details or corrections by telephone. Post concise copy to The Crabline, Merchants' Place or email to : by noon

Wednesday 29 Aug

Please include a contact ‘phone number for your event.

Crabline Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES


Farmer’s Markets

and win a

Family Swim Voucher

from SPLASH at Sheringham ( 2 Adults & 2 children). Plus a Crab Net from Fancy This Fancy That. If you are under 12, tell us where the Crab is hidden, including the page number, your name, age and address.

DON’T FORGET! Entries for Catch the Crab, written by children themselves (at least their name) will always be drawn before the rest. or If you are a pensioner,

Fulmodeston Market: Southrepps Farmer’s Market 2nd Sunday in every month 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Southrepps Village Hall, Crown Loke (off High Street).

SPOT THE COD and win

morning coffee and cake for two Aristocrat Restaurant, Bond Street,


the Cromer. All entries on postcards please, to: The Crabline, Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES before the next issue comes out. The first entry out of the hat wins !

North Norfolk Food & Drink Festival Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September 2012 at The Courtyard, Holkham Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily. Creake Abbey Farmer’s Market 1st Saturday of Month (except Jan) 9:30 am to 1:00 pm 40+ stalls.

ISSUE 250 WINNERS Catch the Crab: Jasmine Powley (6) Spot the Cod: Mrs Pickles, Holt Road, Cromer The Crabline would like to thank SPLASH, The Aristocrat Restaurant and Fancy This Fancy That for their sponsorship.

Weybourne, Meet the Producers Market The Maltings Coast Rd 10am to 4pm 2nd Sunday of month.

HANDY NUMBERS Benefits Agency....................01603 248 248 C.A.B.......................................08444 111444 (Holt).......................................01263 713 849 (Nth Walsham).....................01692 402 570 Coast Guard..........................01493 851 338 Council (County).................0344 800 8020 (District)...............01263 513 811 Aylsham High School...........01263 733 270 Cromer High School...........01263 511 433 Sheringham High School..........01263 822 363 Cromer Sports Centre.......01263 515 669 Doctors: Aldborough............................01263 768 602 Aylsham..................................01263 733 331 Cromer...................................01263 513 148 Mundesley..............................01263 724 500 Sheringham.............................01263 822 066 N.H.S DIRECT......................08 45 46 47 Hospital (Cromer)...............01263 513 571 Job Centre (Cromer)..........01263 543 400 Libraries: Aylsham..................................01263 732 320 Cromer...................................01263 512 850 Mundesley..............................01263 720 702 Sheringham.............................01263 822 874 Opticians................................0781 043 7051 R.S.P.C.A................................0870 555 5999 Tourist Info............................0871 200 3071 Mundesley Visitor Centre.........01263 721 070 Travel Enquiries....................0870 608 2608 National Express..................0870 580 8080 Rail Enquiries.........................0845 748 4950 Veterinary Surgeon..............01263 822 293 Victim Support......................01493 330 600 POLICE........non urgent....................101 Cromer Police Station Mon -Wed 0900am - 5.00pm

If you know of similar markets tell Crabline

The Crabline Wordsearch September Guided Walks Sunday 2 September, 2 – 4pm Lost Hotels of Cromer Discover the sites of Cromer’s lost hotels and hear about their fascinating history with Del Styan. Cost: £4.00, Museums Pass £3.00. Advance booking essential, call 01263 513543. Saturday 15 September, 2 – 4pm Weasenham Barrows The remote heathland of Weasenham Lyngs was once the site of one of East Anglia’s biggest barrow cemeteries. Meet outside Weasenham VC Primary School, School Lane, Weasenham All Saints (grid reference TF 853 214). Cost: £4.00, Museums Pass £3.00. Advance booking essential, call 01263 513543. Events for Adults Friday 21 September, 10am – 3pm Hands-on Fossils: A Beginner’s Guide to Fossils Find out how to collect, curate and identify fossils using the museum’s collections. Discover how they came to be preserved and what they can tell us about our geological past. Cost: £15.00, Museums pass £14.00. Advance booking essential, call 01263 513543. Tuesday 11 September, 10.30 – 12noon Mardle at the Museum Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and have a mardle about Cromer past and present. Bring along your photos and memorabilia for us to record and help to identify faces and events from our community archive. Admission Free.



Crabline Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES

Found on the cifftops of Mundesley this quiet family run park in the same ownership for 30 years

offers a warm welcome to all visitors

Melbourne House Country Estate, hidden away on the outskirts of North Walsham, offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living. You can relax outside on a sunny day in our beautiful gardens or, if a little chilly, retreat indoors to our splendid Georgian tea room for tea and freshly baked cakes, or a lunchtime special, and on Sundays for our old fashioned Sunday Roast. The estate is also a venue for weddings (we are licensed for the ceremony), conferences, training rooms, wakes, also private parties (birthdays, anniversaries, work celebrations etc). From the Old Barn to The Aviary or the Courtyard Hall we have the ideal location for all your requirements.

Sandy Gulls provides a 35 pitch ADULTS ONLY touring park. All Telephone: 01692 500 917 Bacton Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR 28 0RA



pitches have uninterrupted sea views, electric/TV hook ups and free access to an excellent shower and toilet block. CARAVANS FOR SALE With your own static holiday home the tranquillity of Sandy Gulls is available to you and your family whenever you want throughout the season. Contact Samantha for further information

Crabline Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES

The Crabline Issue 252  

The Crabline Issue 252

The Crabline Issue 252  

The Crabline Issue 252