The launch of the Lifeboat.
Cromer is very much a sea-faring town, and on this exposed piece of the Norfolk coast there is a long distance between harbours. The lifeboat at Cromer is thus of prime importance, and the crew have saved hundreds of lives over the centuries. Even in this modern hi-tech age their skills are invaluable, and they are still staffed by volunteers and entirely supported by charitable contributions to the RNLI. (Royal National Lifeboat institution). As a child, I can remember having dinner in a hotel restaurant with the rest of the family. Suddendly they was a large bang outside. The waiter then excused himself putting the dishes directly on the table and running off. My father then made a decision - we would follow. The signal was to call members of the lifeboat crew, of which our waiter was one. We ran as fast as we could, but aged only 7 or 8, I was not quite fast enough. We got to the pierhead as the boat wasjust hitting the water - impressive all the same.
I hope they still use the same system today, although they probably just send a text message - seems a shame.