When the sea is out at Cromer there is a great area of rockpools that is uncovered.My daddy says that you can catch little crabs here if you are quick when you pull back small rrocks.He claims he caught a hermit crab here once and kept it in his bedroom for months, feeding it on fishfood. Called this first pet of his 'hermit'. Could explain alot...more
There are two buildings in Cromer that are worth seeing from an architectural point of view.The first is the Parish church, which dominates the centre of town and with it's impressive 160 foot tower provides for fine views - open in the summer with all it's 172 steps to the top.The church also was used in olden days by ships out in the North sea...more
The promenade that extends both North and south of the pier has had a good deal of money spent on it in the last few years.Now much smarter in appearance, the paving includes some nice little features such as quotations by famous people about Cromer. I especially like what Oscar Wilde said :"I find Cromer excellent for writing, Golf better...more
It must be sign of old age that I can remember when entry to the Cromer museum cost a mere 5 pence. These days a fully grown-up adult will have to cough up two pound 50p to get in.It seems a pity that they charge at all when the great national museums of the UK are now mostly free.The museum itself is well managed, and looks at various aspects of...more
This was perhaps one of the more unsuccessful advertising slogans in history of the promotion of the town.It is however the case that the most famous product of the town is the 'pie-crust' type of edible crab, which is often referred to as 'Cromer Crab' even if it has never been near Cromer in it's life.Many people enjoy fishing for them with a...more
Blog is a term that we are all familiar with nowadays, but Cromer was the home of the most famous Blogg (2 g's) of all time.He was master of the Cromer lifeboat, and in 50 odd years at sea his crew says hundreds of lives.2006 marks the opening of a 1.8 million museum named after him and dedicated to the work of the RNLI (Royal national Lifeboat...more
In polite Victorian and Edwardian Society the pier in any seaside resort became the place to promenade and socialise. The lower orders arrived with the extension of the railway lines, but entrance to the piers was restricted by cost and a dress code.Cromer's pier was no exception, although relatively late on the scene as it is a 20th century...more
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I must put in a good word for this pub near Holt on the main road to Cromer.
The pub offers real home-made baby food. My father was offered it in the form of chopped, mashed or pureed in veg or non veg. At just over a quid it was certainly better getting it out of one of those damned jars.
The garden also had about 30 pieces of play equipment all lined up for me to play with and a giant wooden fort to explore. What a great place.
Daddy said the adult food was quite good too, although the Landlord's humour left alot to be desired.
e.g. "would you like salt and pepper, i believe they are in season"
The Cromer crab (see must see activities) is one of the finest and most delicate of meats known to man. A well dressed crab is beautiful thing to eat, perhaps enhanced witha slight touch of fresh lemon juice.I ordered a pair of Crabs in the Wellington pub some time ago and had to return them as inedible. When I questioned the waitress, she informed...more
I could not justifiably put the 'Breakers cafe' into the restaurant section, although it is no worse than several other cafes of the same ilk in Cromer.The cafe's counter was festooned by signs of the "You don't have to work here...we train you" variety.I was especially impressed with a yellow ceramic plate on the wall, that had been created for...more
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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).
Fondest memory: 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.