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Every year as Editor of the Crab Tales your local publication, I am asked to the annual Seaside Special Press Launch on the Pier. On Thursday June 6th, armed with my camera, I popped along to the Pier to meet this years cast of jolly souls and watch them run through their routines

with Di Cooke, the Director, Creator and Choreographer, managing the early day performances. Di Cooke, is indeed a master of her skills and has always pulled off a great show for Openwide over the years since 2001 that she has been involved in.

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One of the best thing to do first is to aplogise if one has made a mistake. Not that I make many in any issue we produce, of course. So let me kick off by apologising to one of our newly awarded Junior Attendants, as I spelt her name incorrectly, who is Bethany Cuff, not Luff as I wrote. It has been now, nearly two years ago since I drove my 1970 VW Kubelwagen to Matt Boyers Body Shop for some TLC. A great deal of time & energy has gone into making it now look almost like new and by the time this issue comes out it will be back on the road with me driving along with a smile at least a mile wide. To many, a car is just a piece of metal, with 4 wheels holding it off the road, but a classic motorcar really is something to behold and more importantly to enjoy driving around with so many good people smiling from ear to ear. Matt and his team have done a great deal of enormous amount of work on my VW and I would happily recommend them to anyone who wants their car restored, however old & burnt out it may look before Matt takes over. Now that our wonderful* summer has arrived, we have the Cromer Carnival to look forward to with a great team of Carnival Royal Party members and so many events going on all over the area this summer. There really is no reason why we cannot all start smiling from ear to ear.
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From The Editor

* Be assured we are about to start weeks of lovely weather right through until late September. So yes the weather is going to be great for this years Cromer Carnival, be assured. Cromers Summer End Of The Pier Show looks pretty good this year, but as this was written before the opening night, I have once again asked Cindy Johnson to write a review of the show when she and I attend on Saturday 15th June. Cindys report will appear in our next issue out on July 6th. I draw readers attention to Special Delivery on Page 19. Surely this is the answer, to an ever increasing problem we all suffer from. Likewise in the letter on Page 4, Car Parking Charges really do seem to destroy any hope for Cromer in the long run.

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Dear Philip,
Thank you very much for printing our letter and printing the photos. I am not quite sure what Mr. Paffett means, (letters page 4 Issue 013). I think he does not fully understand the bottle neck at the junction of the B 1436 Felbrigg / A 148 Holt Road. However it is good that he took the trouble to write to you with his suggestion. Your comments are very much appreciated and completely correct. A mini roundabout similar to the Roughton one would fit our junction very adequately. Our problem is the County Council officers who seem to call all the shots and have so much power over elected Councillors, who even override the Dept. for Transport, who pass the buck back on to County Councils, there seems to be no consistency of speed limits and the way NCC select projects to be done is just disgraceful and wrong. Even the Disability Discrimination Act does not seem to apply to this terribly unsafe and dangerous scheme they have just completed on the Bittern Line Railway Bridge. We visited Mr Norman Lamb MP on Friday and he is as frustrated as we are as to the inappropriate action the Council has taken and not taken on this stretch of road. I do hope that the newly elected Councillors can act together as a team to knock some common sense into the NCC officers to do the sensible thing. I know it is not only about money as we see them spending money on unnecessary schemes such as the West Runton bridge which cost nearly 1 Million to reinforce to take 40 ton lorries, which is a joke as

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no lorry of that weight could or would use that bridge and road, as it is far too narrow with nowhere to turn. This was to comply with EU regulations and the DDA). So it is possible with a will to do the appropriate thing with other more worthy projects, after all Station Rd. in West Runton has a 30 MPH speed limit and is NOT a priority strategic main A road like the A148 on Holt Road. We will not give up because the safety of the residents & road users is of such importance. Im sure there will be an accident on the bridge before long as the road width is now under 21 ft. I have spoken to two registered disabled people who both feel very vulnerable and unsafe as they dread what will happen with the dropped kerbs in winter with ice on them. The grates are far to big so a walking stick or a shoe could very easily become stuck in it. When I correspond with the Planning and Transportation Department at County Hall pointing out, using their own surveys and figures their inaccuracies, they just manipulate the truth. It is like talking to a brick wall and is very frustrating. Thank you Philip on behalf of our supporters for your help. If you have any suggestions as to what we can do next we would be delighted to hear your ideas. I enjoy very much reading your magazine. Thanks again for your help, With best wishes Diana Meggy

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Dear Philip,
Please would you be kind enough to advise Our Public that the tabletop/craft sale due to be held in the St. John Hall, Bond Street Cromer on June 28th is cancelled. My wife has been waiting years for an operation and the doctors have decided that the job is to be done on that day. The next sale will be on July 26th and there will also be sales every Friday in August. We look forward to seeing friends, old and new on those dates. Many thanks. Tony Archer.

ex-service personnel and their children. Mundesley branch have raised a grand total of 3346 this year to date, all the money we raise goes to the benevolent work of the Royal British Legion Womens Section. Yours sincerely Liz Winter Mundesley and Dist WRBL

Dear Philip.
I liked your comment re the loss of a Blue Flag for Mundesley. To be eligible water must be clean enough to meet the highest standards of European law and everything from disabled access to the number of bins is checked. Ive always thought it ridiculous that the flag is based on the quality of water of the previous year. The same thing happened in 2002 and when I questioned it was told that the loss of the blue flag was the result of a one-off incident which was no longer a problem Presumably weve had another one-off incident. Regards Janet Munro Mundesley-On-Sea.

Dear Philip,
We did a trip into the GHOST TOWN known as CROMER at 7 o/clock Monday evening. The first thing we saw was a homeless woman living in a BUS SHELTER. We then continued to the CAR PARK which, according to the last CRAB TALES (issue 012), said that Parking after 6pm was FREE. THIS IS NOT SO. Everyone has to pay, including Blue Badge holders. We also found another homeless girl, on the Beach. It was a fine sunny evening, and the town was deserted. IF the council want to encourage tourism, they need to SCRAP THE PARKING CHARGES. Regards Derek (Roughton). From the Local Out of Town resident who wrote to us about the effect parking charges are having on local businesses

Dear Philip,
Mundesley & District Royal British Legion Womens Section have achieved their goal of 85 years with 85 members. The achievement was rewarded at their Annual National Conference with the presentation of the Jellicoe Cup for the branch who had recruited the most new members in the previous year.

Dear Editor,
We would like to thank everyone who came to or were involved with the E.A.A.A. dinner at Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel on 12th April. We raised 315:00 for the charity & it was a great success. So another dinner has been arranged at Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel for Friday 19th July at 7pm, again in aid East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Full Details on Special Events page.

Dear Editor,
Thank you for forwarding me Dereks e-mail which I could hardly believe as I had seen the information about parking in this leaflet that I picked up locally.

Yours faithfully Val Laker

Dear Philip,
Northrepps Primary school were inspected by OFSTED just before Whitsun. The Governing Body is delighted to announce that OFSTED found us to be a good school ( a firm good according to Michael Miller, our Inspector) with some outstanding teaching and excellent leadership. Thanks for this must go to Mrs. Clifft our head teacher and her team for their dedication and hard work. Also special thanks should go to the pupils and their parents who help to make our school the wonderful, friendly place that it is.

The photo above shows our branch Chairman Mrs Jenny Lambert receiving the award from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. The Conference was attended by members from branches all over Norfolk, and this year Mundesley were the only branch in the county to receive a National Award. The Mundesley & District branch celebrated their 85th Anniversary in May 2012 and their goal to reach 85 members has been achieved & surpassed as they now have 87 members. They hold meetings on the 3rd Weds of each month in the Coronation Hall Mundesley. On August 14th there will be A Celebration of Summer Tea with musical accompaniment. Tickets on the door will be 5, there will also be a raffle and tombola. For further information about the branch meetings please contact the secretary, Mrs Mary Allan on 01263 721 021. The Royal British Legion Womens Section has been providing care and support for the ex-service community for over 85 years by means of our welfare work. We have an extensive welfare programme and give financial help to ex-servicewomen and the wives, widows and widowers of

I have highlighted the section about parking in red but on checking it over several times I have now noticed that it says:
From 1st April 2013 - Both Short Stay and Long Stay Season Tickets will allow free parking from 6pm - 11pm

Pictured above are the Schools Teachers and pupils celebrating after hearing the news.

A Little Girl.......
....had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'

My apologies to your readers and to Derek for mis-informing them and commiserations to all the local businesses who could benefit from some form of free or reduced parking charges. I wonder when the local councils will get the message that our town centres are dying a slow and painful death.

Thanks to Jeremy Westenra for this

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Having had, for a number of years, lodgers from the Seaside Special, staying with us in Cromer, we became very aware of how much work is involved over the summer of the Pier Show. Once again, as always, the Pier Pavilion Theatre was full of young people doing their routines to the media and several friends of the Pier on hand. You can only admire everyone involved with pulling off this summer show that makes Cromer a very special place for visitors to enjoy, year on year. Before enjoying a light lunch the whole cast performed a sample of this years show, which included Dain Cordean, the Illusionist, Jo Little, the Comedienne, Danny Posthill, the Impressionist and the Principle Vocalist David Jon ONeil as well as the Seaside Special dancers. For now until the opening of the second show it is a case of heads down and get it running smoothly. I have to say that I am looking forward to the opening night on June 15th, that I will be attending with Cindy Johnson who will be writing a review of this years End Of The Pier Show. I wish them all the very best. PK

Yesterday....... daughter again asked why I didn't do something useful with my time. Talking about my "doing something useful" seemed her favorite topic of conversation. She was "only thinking of me" and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys. I did and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business. I told her that I had joined a parachute club. She said: "Are you nuts? You 're almost 70 and you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?" I even showed her that I had a membership card. She said to me: "Good grief, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club." "I'm in trouble again, & I don't know what to do... I signed up for five jumps a week." I told her. She fainted. Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier but sometimes it can be fun. Thanks to David Thorne for this

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Not Just A Fishing Tackle Shop...

Located at 32, Cromer Road in West Runton since May 4th, the Angling Centre, run by Dene Conway, is very much open for business to help and aid, for both the experienced angler and those who are seeking advice. It really is a case of supplying you with all you need to catch more than your fair share of fish. Otherwise Dene is there to advise and help you to become a better fisherman with his advice, as well as Sea Angling Tuition and Guided Shore Angling Trips. For someone like me with a seriously limited knowledge of fishing and how to catch one, this must be the first port to call in on, as Dene is a quiet & logical person who, as well as listening, can and does point his customers in the right direction. You name it, Dene has it, and if he does not he will get it in for you. However, I cannot imagine for one moment that he would not have what you are after in stock, as he does seem to have everything ansy fisherman could possibly ever want or need to catch any number of fish. Whether it is something to sit on, a canoe to fish from, or one of the numerous rods or

reels you might need, to bring home more than enough fish for your supper. One important fact to consider is that Dene supplies bait and he stresses the importance of using the right kind of bait for the job in hand. Listening to the comments of numerous customers coming into his full shop, all of them, however experienced they seemed, were keen to pick up the pearls of wisdom being offered them by Dene and all of them left the shop with a broad smile on their face. I left the shop knowing a great deal more about fishing than before I turned up. PK

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16 Members Out Of 26....

.......members that make up the Trunch Art Group have each painted a 9 x16 inch panel to create this delightful image of the Trunch Pub, in the centre of the village. Despite the differing views each of them had of the same setting the overall outcome is indeed well worth the time & energy involved in making this work of art that will end up being

placed permanently in the Village Hall for future generations to enjoy. The Trunch Art Group are a keen band of merry painters, who regularly meet in the hall and while painting away enjoy each others company and advice as well as a cup of tea and of course a slice of cake. PK

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Ever since Marie Cooper set up her business in 21 Mount Street, Cromer over 4 years ago now, life for both her & the team at Hair Couture has been upwards and onwards. After a very successful open evening on May 27th, the business now offers their numerous existing and new clients a great deal more. The Salon continues to offer everything to do with your hair as it has always done. Whether it is a dry cut, wash & cut, shampoo and set, colouring, colour foils through to colour and foils etc etc the team can do it all with a happy smile. Or if it is a tan you are after, they will give you friendly advice for tanning on their sun bed or a spray tan to give you a head start for your holiday appearance. Full waxing with after care lotion to soothe & calm the skin is now available. For both the ladies & men. Likewise Marie and her jolly team of lovely ladies are offering Indian Head Massages as well as facials, ranging from an Express Facial right through to an Anti-Ageing Skin Booster Facial. If it is a Massage that you are after, the team offers a full Swedish Body Massage, a Back Massage or Scalp, Face, Neck and Shoulder massage. Manicures as well as Pedicures are available, as are Lash, Eye Lash extensions & eye treatments. They are all there to make you look & feel a million dollars at least.

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By all accounts these Pamper Parties are always fun. As Marie explained to me, she welcomes all her Clients new and existing to pop in and chat to her about what they are after first. There is a minimum number of 8 required to hold these parties. All in all I have to admire Marie and her lovely team in this successful and very popular local business.

As well as all this, they provide Bridal Packages that can include everything for the bride, her mum and the bridesmaids. The team at Hair Couture are also offering Pamper Parties for you and your friends that includes an endless list of beauty treatments. Pamper parties are great for your childrens birthday parties or a hen night for example.

I would advice any and every lady to go into Hair Couture to have a chat with Marie and her team. PK

After Having....

the smartest guy in the world, but I don't see how putting a firework in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me.'

........their 11th child, a Liverpool couple decided that was enough. The husband went to his doctor and told him that he and his wife didn't want to have any more children. The doctor told him there was a procedure called a vasectomy that would fix the problem but it was expensive. A less costly alternative was to go home, get a firework, light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10. The Scouser said to the doctor, 'I may not be

'Trust me, it will do the job', said the doctor. So the man went home, lit a banger and put it in a beer can. He held the can up to his ear and began to count: '1, 2, 3, 4, 5,' at which point he paused, then placed the beer can between his legs so he could continue counting on his other hand. This procedure also works in Middlesbrough, Bolton, parts of Stoke on Trent and anywhere in Wales. Thanks to Russell Sparkes for this.

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Like Many Good Souls...

...Lis and I did a brief tour of some of the local Open Studios in early June. Because we only had very little time to spare, we only managed to see a couple of studios that day, the first, which Lis had visited earlier that week, was at Barrington Farm, just outside Walcott. RoaR (formerly known as St. Brannocks Gallery) was set up in Mundesley, in 1996, as a non-profit making organisation to promote artwork made by people with learning disabilities. In February 2004 the organisation was renamed and became a registered charity. I have to say the art work on display around this place was really delightful. From there we drove over to the exhibition at the Sugar & Spice Cafe in Bacton and enjoyed an array of work, particularly that of Lucy Care. (Paintings below)

and win a Family Swim voucher from SPLASH in Sheringham ( 2 Adults & 2 kids)


The rest of the work on this page was all on show at the Barrington Farm Studios and created by a number of their students. I hope that many others enjoyed their visits to the Open Studios as much as we did. PK

A Yorkshireman's Wife Dies........

.... and the widower decides that her headstone should have the words: "She were thine" engraved on it. He calls the stone mason, who assures him that the headstone will be ready a few days after the funeral. True to his word the stone mason calls the widower to say that the headstone is ready and would he like to come and have a look. When the widower gets there he takes one look at the stone to see that it has been engraved "She were thin".

He explodes: "'ells bells man, you've left the bloody "e" out, you've left the bloody "e" out!" The stone mason apologises profusely and assures the poor widower that it will be rectified the following morning. Next day comes and the widower returns to the stone mason: "There you go sir, I've put the "e" on the stone for you". The widower looks at the stone and then reads out aloud: "E, she were thin". Thanks to Ingrid Campbell for this.

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I Know This Young Lady

I must say that when I first received a press release a couple of weeks ago, that Rebecca Wass was the new manager of the Cromer Pier Show, I looked at the photograph of Rebecca and thought: I know this young lady It was not until I attended the press launch of this years Seaside Special (See Front Page) on June 6th, that I realised that YES, I did know this lovely young lady, from having played the role of one of the Wise Man in the Mundesley Christmas Eve Pageant over 18 months ago, while Rebecca was playing the role of the Virgin Mary. To say that her performance, compared with mine in the Pageant, was a great deal better, is hardly a compliment to anyone. So while chatting to this lovely new face in Cromer, I took the opportunity to ask her several questions about her new role with the Cromer Pier this summer. Rebecca I have to kick off by asking you How did you end up here on the end of Cromers famous Pier managing this important asset? Ive always loved the Norfolk coastline and enjoy visiting Cromers Historic Pier as well as spending time in Mundesley and Overstrand so when I saw the advert for General Manager I knew I had to apply. I have recently been working as Creative Arts Tutor for Broadland Council Training Services where I also taught Business Admin and Customer Service. I have also worked in and around Norfolk & Suffolk, doing a number of different roles including working for the Youth Offending Service, teaching Drama to adults with visual impairments and working for the Museum Service. Prior to this I trained as a Theatre Manager with Clearchannel Entertainment LTD and worked at The Grand Opera House in York, Sunderland Empire and The Beck Theatre in London.

Ambulance Concerns

N. Norfolk Labour Partys Act on Ambulances campaigners have welcomed Anthony Marshs report into the East of England Ambulance Service, confirming their concerns. The report confirms campaigners were right to start the petition (now 11,000 signatures) against cuts to Double Staffed Ambulances (DSA); particularly as the report points out the push towards Rapid Response Vehicles has left too many vehicles serving patients without being able to take them to hospital. It says the Trust is providing insufficient DSAs and that more are required. Cromer Pier seemed the perfect opportunity to link both my love of theatre, the seaside, community work and leisure together. Besides running the Pier Show what is this famous seaside Pier offering the many visitors this summer? As part of the Summer SeaSide Special we are offering a Family Fun Saturday Matinee for all the families to enjoy, this will be a chance for children to meet Claude the Crab, the Theatres mascot and hopefully meet the cast of the show along with competitions and fun activities for all the family. Alongside our SeaSide Special we will also have a variety of Concerts from Rock N Roll Paradise to The Magic of the Bee Gees and Jackson Live in Concert. Thank you Rebecca can you now tell me what you do besides working on the Pier in Cromer as life is more than just working all the time. I enjoy acting and directing and I have worked with The Great Hall Theatre Company, Crude Apache and The Maddermarket Players in Norwich. I also do a variety of charity work and enjoy spending Christmas in Mundesley helping with the Free Lunch on Christmas Day and the Christmas Pageant. I will end by thanking you very much and wishing you many great summers on the Cromer Pier. Philip Keddell

The local Labour Party believes this report is another indication of the growing A&E crisis across England and Anthony Marsh attributes some handover problems experienced in the East of England to problems across the country. Denise Burke, chair of Nth Norfolk Labour Party said: We set up the Act on Ambulances campaign 12 months ago with real concerns about the proposals to cut our ambulance services budget, and with the aim to halt the move to reduce the number of ambulances on the street. This report confirms that a reliance on Rapid Response Vehicles and private ambulance overtime has taken the Trust in the wrong direction, and agrees we need more ambulances in our region to address response times. The report also confirms our fears about those at the top of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, who we presented our petition to last year. They did not listen then, and I believe the directors should be reconsidering their position.


ALBY Service Station, Alby Horse Shoes Inn ALDBOROUGH Spar Shop AYLMERTON Service Station AYLSHAM Aylsham Garden Centre, Budgens, Somerfield, Tourist Info Centre BACTON Bacton Fish & Chip Shop, Summer season only BANNINGHAM The Crown Pub / Post Office BEESTON REGIS Metal Mend, Mini Market BODHAM Post Office COLBY, SUFFIELD & TUTTINGTON Churches CROMER Budgens, Council Offices, Country Club, Library, Rainbow, Crossways,Tourist Info Centre, Food Fare, Icarus Hines, K Hardware, Mill Rd Post Office, Morrisons, Mary Janes Fishn Chips, Morrisons, N & P, Spar shop, Cliff Rd, White Horse + 1,000 delivered in Town Centre. EAST RUNTON East Runton Cafe, East Runton Stores. INGWORTH Church GIMINGHAM Heather Lee GRESHAM @ John Stibbons, Langdale ITTERINGHAM Village Shop/ Withers Gallery KNAPTON Elephant Playbarn, Church Porch & MADRA LITTLE BARNINGHAM Village Hall MUNDESLEY Crayford & Abbs, Country Pickings, Mace, Manor House, Rushes Newsagents,Tourist Info Centre The Spar Shop & The Library. NORTH WALSHAM @ Sainsburys, Waitrose NORTHREPPS Foundry Arms OVERSTRAND Post Office,Central Stores, Overstrand Garden Centre ROUGHTON Jet / Post Office & Groveland SHERINGHAM CAS Travel, Crown Inn, Library, Whistlestop Newsagents, Poppy Line Railway Station, Tyneside Club. SIDESTRAND Mrs Taylor, Rocket Cottage SOUTHREPPS Mace Shop, Vernon Arms SUSTEAD from Mrs Jubb, Pear Tree Cottage THORPE MARKET Church TRIMINGHAM Woodlands Park & Church Porch TRUNCH Corner Shop WEST BECKHAM Wheatsheaf Public House WEST RUNTON Spar P.O shop





Behind every group of successful men, there is a group of successful women and it is certainly the case with the Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band. Whilst the men outnumber the ladies by about 6 to 1, the contribution made by the fairer sex in this ensemble certainly equals that of their male colleagues. Jenny Thomas plays tenor horn. Julie Snaith plays the cornet and in charge of the Band, Jane Bussey, Director of Music, keeps the musicians under control with her baton. Heather Shepherd occupies the percussion so needs to know how to play a variety of drums and cymbals, as well as instruments like the xylophone. Why not come along to see and hear them in action, when as part of the Patronal weekend of St Peter's Church, Sheringham, the Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band will be presenting a concert, featuring the Church Choir on Saturday 29th June. It starts at 7.30 pm. Although admission is free, a voluntary donation at the end of the evening would be gratefully appreciated. We look forward to seeing you.


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The Elmham Festival

Bank Holiday Weekend

The Elmham Festival Annual Grand Concert.

The full Orchestra and Chorus of the Wensum Camerata will bring the 2013 performance into life within the magical setting of the Flower Festival at the magnificent St Marys Parish Church. They will be playing the Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F by J S Bach; Song for Athene by Taverner; Exsultate Jubilate K165 and the Great Mass in C Minor K427 by Mozart. Visit wensum-camerata for full details. Tickets at 10 via our online box office at:

Cromer Pier
Cromer Pier and the Pavilion Theatre has announced the introduction of their brand new website providing you with all you need to know about their great shows and fantastic live entertainment. Informative, easy to navigate and extremely user friendly in every sense. Two years ago Cromer moved more into the electronic age by introducing the chance to book show tickets via the internet, which was well received and with many people asking us to offer more via the electronic route. This year therefore we introduced a monthly e-newsletter called Spotlight on Cromer Pier where registered customers can keep up to date with whats going on at the pier and the theatre throughout the year. By visiting this website you can interact with us further by signing-up to our Customer Loyalty Card to earn points towards some fantastic rewards every time they make a purchase in Coffee Reef, the Pavilion Bar, Footprints Gift Shop or when they book a ticket at the Box Office. The site enables you to share things with friends on Facebook and to tweet about Cromer Pier via the Twitter Link. At Cromer Piers YouTube Channel you can view backstage interviews with visiting acts and cast members of SeaSide Special. One of our recent videos even made it onto a recent episode of Have I got News for You. The pier is open to the public all year around and this includes many of its facilities.

24th - 26th August

A thoroughly traditional village occasion through and through.

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Our impressive heritage parish church will be packed full of glorious flower arrangements on the theme for 2013 of Wit and Wisdom. Witty readings and music recitals will add to the magical atmosphere and a specially commissioned Memorabilia Exhibition is full of facts and pictures about local life. The villagers and their friends run stalls of all kinds with refreshing refreshments served all day every day outside. Organs play on Saturday & Sunday. Free vintage bus rides on Sunday & Monday. Free entry with lots of free parking in the village centre on the B1110 at NR20 5JU. Visit for futher details or phone 01362 668 435.

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Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Then Norfolk Knitters is for you. We currently have 1170 knitters and 33 knitting groups across the county making a whole range of things including jumpers, hats, scarves premature baby clothes and squares for blankets. Every day more knitters join us. Our members knit as much or as little as they like but everything they knit goes to help someone, somewhere. We send at least 50 sacks of knitting every month to the International Aid Trust as well as distributing items to a whole range of local charities which include the premature baby unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, the Hedgehog Rescue Appeal, the Dogs Trust at Snetterton and the Haven Refuge for Women and Children escaping Domestic Violence. The grant also helps towards the cost of a fourmonthly newsletter which goes out to all our members and enables members of our action group to travel round the county helping to set up new groups of knitters, visit existing groups, pick up knitting and drop off wool. Our growing number of Knit and Natter groups provide a chance for people to get together, see what other people are knitting, share patterns and enjoy each others company. There are also many members who knit in their own homes and we frequently have new projects to interest members some of us are currently knitting flowers for a project supporting John Grooms Court home for disabled young adults in Norwich! For everyone there is a real sense of purpose in doing something they enjoy which also really useful. Our website: provides information about projects and has patterns that can be downloaded as well as a list of all our groups and a diary showing which groups are meeting each day. If you dont have access to the internet contact our secretary Jennifer on 01603 568 744 who will send you the latest newsletter and information sheet. Thanks to Linda Brown Organiser, Norfolk Knitters, for this.

We also knit craft items for sale in aid of other charities including Norfolk Hospice, Big C, Age Concern and Arthritis UK. We are part of Community Service Volunteers and currently have a grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation which enables us to rent a room to store our wool and knitting where members can come once a month and find wool, patterns, needles and learn about the latest projects.

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Once Upon A Time

Freedom to spend enabled James (Diamond Jim) Brady to consume, at one sitting, a 12-course dinner (with several helpings of several courses), beginning with six dozen oysters and ending with five pounds of soft-centred chocolates: not competitively, but regularly; a feat which, were he alive today, would have made him eligible for the Guinness Book of Records. Freedom to spend enabled the sixth Duke of Devonshire to demolish the village of Edensor in Derbyshire simply because it spoilt one of the vistas from Chatsworth House; the same freedom enabled him to compensate the tenants with a brand-new model village. Freedom to spend enabled James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of two New York newspapers, to buy a Monte Carlo restaurant on the spot out of rage because he had not been given his usual table; and then, having finished his meal, to give the whole place to one of the waiters. Freedom to spend, or rather a temporary unconsciousness of being rich-rich, enabled Cole Porter to do the gentlemanly thing in the Ritz Bar, Paris, when Moss Hart brought him a gift of some gold sock-suspenders. Cole immediately put them on, and gave his old ones to the bartender: there was just time for Hart to notice that they too were of gold.

Freedom to spend, to chuck away, to relax with that absence of anxiety which only the rich-rich know, dictated the reaction of Lucy Houston one day on the good ship Liberty, when, emptying garbage through a porthole, she realized that a piece of soiled cotton wool contained 1200 worth of pearls. In a rare moment of self-criti cism, she giggled: 'Oh, how stupid of me!' In our study of the rich-rich, we are bound, if we are honest, to come to the conclusion that our interest in them is based on a bitter-sweet concoction of curiosity and envy. The Have-Nots envy the Haves, and the Haves envy the Have-Mores. Nothing will ever change this. It is possible to be both virtuous and have cakes and ale; only let us not be puritanical about money. And so let us end with a quotation from the late Toots Shor, the New York restaurateur, which has passed into folklore: 'I don't want to be a millionaire- I just want to live like one.' This is taken from the last page of a fascinating book, published in 1977 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, that I found in a Charity Shop. It is probably long out of print but may be possible to find somewhere: THE RICH RICH, The Story of the big Spenders, by Alan Jenkins.

A Plethora Of Doctors?

Has anyone asked why we need more doctors? Between 1960 & 2011 the population rose from approximately 52.4 million to 62.6 million: an increase of approximately 20%. Over the same period, medical school intake rose by more than 70%. Between 1999 & 2010 the number of consultants alone increased from 21,410 to 35,781, an increase of some 65%, and between 1999 and 2009 the number of NHS managers increased by 82%. There have been many reports of increased waiting times and imminent failures of A&E departments, but in view of the actual figures none of the explanations makes much sense. The increase in doctors, consultants & managers far outpaces the increase in the population. Technological advances have made outpatient investigation easier and much faster. If these statistics were transferred to any other organisation the obvious conclusion would be an increase in inefficiency. Would this degree of incompetence be tolerated in any structure other than the NHS? L.S. Illis, emeritus consultant neurologist, Lymington, Hants. From The Daily Telegraph

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Bridge Club 7pm Fri 7.15pm t: 761 308 Country Market each Friday 8.50-noon Cricket Club indoor Sun 3-5pm all ages & standards t: 510 102 Evening WI 7.30pm 1st Thurs Town Hall. Extend Over 60s Exercise Fridays Jubilee Family Centre t: 01692 407 851 Farmers Market 9am-1pm 1st & 3rd Sat Market Place F.I.T. group 2nd & 4th Weds t: 731 177 Flower Club 2nd Wed 7.30pm Town Hall Fitness Yoga/Pilates Tues & Thurs Friendship Hall t: 01692 538 569 Gym Club Fri 5pm High School t: 576 609 Lammas KC Lodge ROAB Tues 8.15pm Sutton School Of Dance, Mill Row. Monday Stall Parish Church 8.30-noon RBL (Womens) 1st Mon of month Salvation Army Hall t: 734 091 N.N. Speakers Club 7pm alt. Weds. High School t: Lynne Goddard 01692 402 662. Scalextric Club Presto Park Weds 7.15 - 9.45 pm. t: 01603 754 319 Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Peggs Yard Yoga Tues 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House Peggs Yard. t: 732 426


Antingham & Southrepps Playgroup t: 834 148 Badminton Thurs Gresham Village Hall info & booking on : 07917 596 797 Cash Bingo Tues 8pm Aldborough community centre. All welcome Cantamus Choir Rehearse 7.30pm Thurs. Southrepps Church. t: 07785 782 498. Crazee Kidz Club 7pm. 2nd & 4th Fri. term time. Roughton Village Hall 7-16yrs. t:768 138 Cromer & Sheringham Brass Rehearse Overstrand 7.45pm Thurs Upper Sheringham Acorns Parent & Toddler Group Village Hall t:733 638 1.30 -3pm Thurs (term-time ) The Belfry Cromer Air Rifle Club 9am -noon Sun. School. t: 579 275. Near Sheringham. t: 570 223 Gardening Club 2.30pm 1st Tues Extend exercise for over 60s Mon Parish Hall t: 576 437 2.30pm Northrepps Village Hall Carpet Bowls 2.30pm Thurs t:768 159 Parish Hall t: 833 369 Fit Together Health Walks locations Strand Club 2nd Weds 2.30pm across the district. Info 07766 259 999 Methodist Church t: 578 250 Fit Together Tea Dance Tues 2-4pm W.I. 3rd Wed 7.30pm Parish Hall t:834 242 Briston Copeman Centre - 2 Mundesley Information on: 07766 259 999 Bowls Pavilion Bingo: Sun 7.30pm, Greenfingers Gardening Club 7.30pm Whist Drive: Tues, Wed & Fri 1.45pm 1st Thurs Jubilee Hall, Banningham Cromer t: 721 815 t: 761 620 / 768 004 Age Concern Fri 10am The Cottage. Carpet Bowls Mon 1.30pm Coronation Gym Club Thurs 5-8pm Northrepps Aqua Therapy Classes Mon 11-12 Hall t: 722 054 Village Hall t: 576 609 Wed 7-8pm Country Club t: 501 914 Community Choir Tues 7.30pm Horsham St. Faith 4th Sun traditional Air Training Corps. 7pm Mon & Thurs, Methodist Church t: 722 022 Catholic Latin Mass Mission Room, High School t: 515 452 Free Church Sun Services11am, 6.30pm opp. Church t:01603 788 873 Baptist Church Sun10.45am & 6.30pm Library Mon:10-1pm,Tues 2-5.30pm Knapton Ladies Club 3rd Mon 7.30pm 1st & 3rd Sat Coffee morning 10.45am Fri 10-1pm & 2-6.30pm, Sat 10-1pm Village Hall t:720 908. 1st Tues Womens t: 576 524 t: 720 702 Own Methodist Church t: 721 439 Bridge (Duplicate) Mon 7pm t: 822 778 Luncheon Club over 60s & disabled. Mon Mardle & Munch Weds 10am-2pm C.A.B. Appointments: t : 01692 405 847 & Thurs 12-2pm Free Church t :721 984 Lower Southrepps Social Club Chesterfield Hall Cabbell Rd Mon MADRA t: 07734 689 978 t: 834 450 10am Parent & Toddlers Sun 11.45am Methodist Church Sun worship 10.30am MS Group Mon 10 - 2pm Southrepps Family Service & Childrens Club RBL 4th Weds Haig Club. t: 722 238 Village Hall t: 823 392 Christian Fellowship Sun 10.30am RBL Womens section 3rd Weds 1.45pm Nordic Walking Tues & Thurs 11am former Gospel Hall t: 838 180 Coronation Hall t:721 021 t: 07825 773 368 for information Cromer Chamber Orchestra 7pm Mons Scrabble Club Fridays t: 720 659 Norfolk Submariners 1st Wed 12noon ( term time) High school t: 511 600 Village Cinema 7.30pm 2nd Tues Kings Head, Horsham St Faith t: 511 758 The Runtons Cromer Forum 1st Tues 7.30pm Info: Nth Walsham Cage Bird Club 8pm Bingo 7.30pm Sun & Mon Bernies Methodist Church New Hall t: 515138 W.I. 2nd Mon 7pm Church Rooms 3rd Tues Felmingham Village Hall. Social Club E.Runton Diabetes UK 4thThurs 7.30pm Methodist t: 834 368 N.N. Chess Club Fri 7.30pm. W. Runton t: 01692 404 750 Church Hall. t: 01692 405 492 Northrepps Pre-School Mon-Fri Term-time North Walsham Social Club t: 823 814 Elderberries Badminton & Short Mat t:579 396 Bowls 3-5pm Mon & Fri. t: 519 030 Animal Magic Dog Club training & fun Philatelic Society 2nd Mon of month Northrepps R.B.L. 1st Mon. 2nd.Mon. 7.30pm W.Runton Church Hall. Flower Club 7.30pm 3rd Mon Junior with your dog. t: Kathy 720 730 BHs., 7.30.p.m. Northrepps Cottage School. t: 513 408 Bipolar Self Help Group 7pm 3rd Weds Cromer & Sheringham Probus Club 12.30pm 1st Tues, Links Hotel t:824 306 t: 579 633. Folk Dance Club 7.30-9.30pm Tues Saddlers Shop t: 0854 434 9872 Community Hall t: 578 224 Charity Bingo Weds 8pm Community Rotary Club Weds 6pm except any 5th Weds NN Amateur Radio Group Wed & Thur 10-4 Muckleburgh t: 821 936 Dormy House W.Runton, t: 578 194 Garden Society 7.30pm 3rd Thurs Centre. t: 01692 407 214 Nth Norfolk Model Engineering Club Cromer Community Hall t: 511 211 Chess Club 7.30 Mons Orchard Garden Sequence Dancing Mon 7.30-10pm E. Runton Village Hall.t:01692 403 071 1st Fri 7.30pm High Kelling Social Centre Hockey Club Mondays u16s & u13s Pub. All abilities. t: 01692 404 649 Prize Bingo 7.30pm 1st & 3rd Fri 6.30pm Adults 7.15pm Sports Centre Extend Over 60s Exercise Mondays: W. Runton Scouts INFO : t:712 288 Gimingham Village Hall W.I. 2.15pm 2nd Wed W.Runton Korean Martial Arts t: 07765 282 981 Methodist Church Hall t: 01692 407 851 Roughton Under 5s Playgroup Church Hall Lip reading classes Thurs 10 - 12noon Hockey Club Under 11s. Fri 5-6pm t: 07553 456 083 Methodist Church Rooms t: 0344 800 8002. Sports Centre t: 01692 404 624 Seniors Swimming Club Mon & Weds Trimingham N & N Assoc.for Blind 9.30-1pm Tues Lions Club 7.30pm 1st Mon of month. am, Fri pm Greshams Swimming Pool, Coffee Morning 3rd Weds 10.30am Merchants Place. Community Centre. t: 01692 400 702 Holt. t: 711 123 N.N. Mencap Soc. Thurs 1pm Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Meeting Poppyland Club (Ladies) Suffield Park Bowls Club. Whist Drives Merchants Place. t: 578 116 House, Mundesley Rd. near Swafield. 2nd Weds 2.30pm. Pilgrim Shelter Tues 2.15pm. Cash or Prize Bingo Fri Pens People Come write with us Parkinsons Disease Soc. 10.30am 2nd Reading 4 U 3rd Weds 9.45am St. twice monthly 7.30pm. Bar - Raffle. Details: 07799 060 407 Wed of month St John Hall, Bond St. Johns Hall, t: 768 164 Trunch Bumbles Pre-school R.E.M.E. 2pm 1st Weds Halsey House The Wheel of Light 1st Thurs 7.30pm Slimming Club Tues 1.45pm Pilgrim t: 01263 720 931 Shelter. t: 579 797 or 07799 060407 t: 825 101 Orchard Gdns Pub, t: 721 484 Trunch Friends 2nd Tues 2pm Trunch Table Top Sale 1st Sun from 8.30am RBL 7.30pm 1st Wed The Cottage Walsham Writers Group local writers, Village Hall t:721 570 Pilgrim Shelter t: 834 965 Womens Section 2.30pm 1st Thurs info: Weybourne Folk Club 3rd Sun 3-6pm Royal Naval Assoc. 1st Friday 7.45pm Weavers Morris Dancers Wed 7.45pm Whist Drive Thurs 1.45pm Pilgrim Maltings Hotel,Weybourne.t:588 781 (Summer) 12.30pm (Winter)Halsey House. St Nicholas Room t: 01692 404 447 Centre Trimingham t: 834 965

Sea Scouts Overstrand Rd t: 512 871 ROAB Wed 8.15pm The Cottage. Singing Group Thurs 10.30am. The Community Centre. t: 570 117. St John Ambulance Adults Tues 7.30pm Cadets Tues 5.45pm St John Hall Bond St Sea Scouts Overstrand Rd info t:512 871 Taekwondo Sports Centre. t: 711 824 Tennis Club Sun, Weds & Fri 10.30am -12.30pm. info t:513 741 The One Oclock Club for over 60s. 1-2pm Thurs. Barkers Herne. W.I. 2nd Thurs 2.30 pm,Garden St.

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: 822 087 CAB. YESU,Thurs 10-2pm t: 01692 402 570 Chess All ages & abilities t: 01692 404 649 Country Market 1st & 3rd Thurs St John Hall Evening W.I. 2nd Mon. St. Josephs Church Hall, t: 823 889 for info. Flower Club 1st Thurs 7pm St. Andrews Curch t: 825 059 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. Ladies Fellowship 7.30pm 2nd Tues Salvation Army. Lip reading classes Thurs 1.30 - 3.30pm Health Centre t: 0344 800 8002 MS meetings 7-9pm 1st & 3rd Weds. Robin Hood Pub, t: 823 392 Morris Dancing. Oddfellows Hall. Weds 7.30pm t: 837 693 N.Norfolk Model Group 8pm last Fri St Johns Hall t: 514 059 Old Shannocks 2.15pm last Wed Community Rooms. Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Cremer St. R.A.F.A. 4th Tues of month. t: 837 229 Saturday Super Sale First Sat 9-11am. Salvation Army Hall, Cremer St. Sheringham Singers - Ladies Choir Tue 2-4pm Friends Meeting House, Cremer St. t: 768 126 Sheringham Voyager 2pm 1st & 3rd Thurs. Community Centre t: 01692 500 550 Sheringham Youth Choir 11-18yrs. Weds 7pm (term time) Baptist Church



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Thursday 11th July 7.30pm : Constantia Restaurant, East Runton Summer Evening Dinner ~ Traditional Greek cuisine with the Constantia Brothers. Price: 25 pp. Booking essential on: 512 560 Great Raffle prizes. In aid of the Cromer Bells project. More Events on Page 18

Saturday 6th July 12-4 pm : Bacton Primary School, Walcott Rd. School Fete ~ Licenced Bar, BBQ, Mega Slide, Bouncy Castle, Stalls, Tombola, Raffle, Games. Display arena with Police Dogs & more. Come and support a small local community school and have family fun day out. 2pm - 4.30pm : Halsey House, Cromer NR27 0BE Strawberry Tea & Band Concert ~ Taverham Brass Band. Raffle. Admission 5, 2.50 children includes Strawberries, Cream & Shortbread, Tea / Coffee. present your ticket at the Pimms tent for a glass of Pimms. In aid of Residents Amenities Fund. Sunday 7th July 1.30pm : Oakhurst, Top Common, East Runton Garden Fete ~ Barbecue, Rfreshments, Tombolas, Games, Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, Toys. In aid of Seizure Alert Dogs. Info: 512 640 Tuesday 9th July 10am - 12noon : Merchants Place, Cromer. The Keeping Abreast Group ~ Coffee & Chat Drop in Session. Find out about Breast Reconstruction following Breast Cancer. Volunteers who have had breast reconstruction offer support & information in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.


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Saturday 29th June 10am - 4.30pm : Cromer Community Hall Armed Forces Day ~ Representatives from many ex-service organisations. Displays of Uniforms & large parade of pre 1914 British uniforms. Military vehicles & relics from the Great War. Refreshments. Free Admission. All Welcome. 2 4 pm : Erpingham Rectory, School Road Garden Fete & Fun Dog Show ~ ,prettiest, ugliest, cutest dogs etc.- All on leads please. Meringues sculptures competition. Teas, games, bouncy castle, stalls, tombola & raffle. Info: 768 073 or 768 209. In aid of Erpingham & Calthorpe Churches.
9am - 3pm St. John Hall, Bond St. Cromer Last Friday of the month.Tables 6 each Set up from 8am. Refreshments available. Free admission - donations. Info : 513115 or 07905 941 451

Stylish En-Suite rooms available. Free Wifi. Lovely home-cooked meals available All Week.

Tabletop / Craft Sale

8pm: Grumpys World Famous Quiz Night Sunday Lunches ~12noon - 4pm
Voted one of the Best Lunches in Cromer Booking advisable

Sunday 30th June & Sunday 21st July

Now offering Lunchtime Specials

(Tuesdays - Fridays) 12 - 2.30pm

Crab Tales: e-mail - - telephone: 01263 519 628


Special Events Shakespeare.....

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Saturday 13th July 7pm : East Runton Village Hall Runton Parish History Society ~ An illustrated talk by local historian Brian Hedge on The History of the Norfolk Broads. Admission is 3.00 including tea, coffee & biscuits Friday 19th July 7pm: Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel Charity Dinner ~ in aid East Anglian Air Ambulance. Music by the Castaways & a raffle. 22:50 pp. for a three course meal & entertainment. Book on : 514 509 before 12th July.

....Comes To Mundesley

Tea, coffee, Bacon rolls & soft drinks available. No dogs except for assistance dogs.
in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance 11am-2pm : The Constantia Cottage Restaurant Wednesday 26th June, 24th July, 28th August & 25th September. Bric-a-brac, cakes, books, plants, E.A.A.A. Stall. Lunches will also be served from 12pm.

Weds from 8am : Gold Park, Mundesley to 4th Sept. No Food stalls. Info : 722 103 Sats 9am - noon : Bodham Playing Field Set up from 7.30am Pitch 5. Info : 588 228.
Coffee Mornings

Car Boot Sales

The Norfolk Jazz Quartet

During the last week in July, The Mundesley Players will stage Shakespeare's most wellknown romantic comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Coronation Hall. A cast of twenty, aged from 13 to 60 plus, are busy rehearsing and working on the text. This is real community theatre, since half the cast are school pupils and the rest are adults. The "Dream" intertwines the misadventures of two young couples who escape from Athens to the nearby woods and the rehearsals of a group of local craftsmen or "mechanicals", whose play of Pyramus and Thisbe will be performed at the wedding celebration of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Shakespeare enjoyed the concept of a "play within a play" and this is the best-loved example. Linking all the human to-ing & fro-ing are the interventions of Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his rascally aide, Puck, whose efforts add comic confusion. Bottom, the Weaver, gains an ass's head and the temporary affections of Titania, Queen of the Fairies. Several familiar faces will be seen together with some exciting new young talent. A small group of unaccompanied singers will provide musical atmosphere. Directed by David Ross, the play will take place on: July 25th, 26th & 27th at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available from 6th July. For further details visit: also: Mundelsey Players Facebook page and also on twitter @players_p On the evening of Friday 28th June, the Norfolk Jazz Quartet will be playing at the Manor Hotel in Mundesley. The Quartet is part of the Norfolk Jazz network organised by Vic. Brown, who also promotes the Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band and the Norfolk Dixieland Street Band. Vic. will be known to many local people from his days with the Just Jazz Good Time Jazz Band which had strong links with Mundesley. The Quartet plays melodic jazz standards and music from the Great American Song Book, which is becoming very popular. The event will be an informal evening in the conservatory at the Manor Hotel, music will start at 7.30pm. and admission will be free. You can just drop in for a drink or have a meal. To Book a table please phone: 01263 720 309.

Sunday 21st July Noon - 4pm : Bodham Bodham Big Weekend ~ Funday & Craft Stalls. Rock Bodham, with nine bands, takes over until 11pm. Tables cost 5 per pitch & set up from 9am. Call 588 122 to book or email: Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts 12.30 -1.30pm : Holy Trinity Church, W. Runton Admission free, retiring collection. Bring lunch, free tea & coffee. Car Park at Rectory adjoining. July 3rd ~ Jim Laird (St. Josephs, Sheringham) Organ July 10th ~ Richard Walker (Shrewsbury, St. Chads) Organ July 17th ~ John Farmer (Gt. Yarmouth) Piano & Organ July 24th ~ Jonathan Hill (Stoke Minster) Organ July 31st ~ David Ballard (North Walsham) Organ

The Line Up ~ above L-R: Vic Brown (drums) Tim Densham (clarinet / saxophones) Liz Underdown (bass) Pete Gregory (guitar).


Crab Tales: 30 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9DS

OPEN Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday : 10am - 4pm

tel: 01263 579 485

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A small town in Spain has devised a novel, and highly effective, way of keeping its streets free from dog mess - scooping up the offending deposits and sending them back to the dog owners in an official box marked "Lost Property". For one week the town council of Brunete sent out a crack squad of 20 undercover volunteers to spot people failing to scoop up after their pets; they approached each owner and struck up a casual conversation to find out the name of the dog. "With the name of the dog and the breed it was possible to identify the owner from the pet database held in the town hall," explained a spokesman. The volunteers then packaged up the poo in a box branded with the town hall insignia and posted it to the owners. In all, 147 of these deliveries were made during the course of the experiment in February; since then the town has seen a 70% drop in dog mess. From The Week.

Mon 5th - Sat 10th August The Mundesley Festival


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Info on 01263 721 189

7.30pm : The Haig Club Mundesley
The auctioneer, Pat Nearney, our local comedian should make it an entertaining evening. All proceeds will go to the R.B.L. Poppy Appeal. If you can donate some gardening, dog sitting or walking, new or good condition 2nd hand items, a meal voucher, a weekend break or wine/spirits please call Derek Sidaway on: 722 930

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Crab Tales: e-mail - - telephone: 01263 519 628


Saturday 29th June : Evonne Rivers ~ 9pm - late Saturday 6th July : Julie Bunn ~ 9pm - late Friday 26th July : SEMIBREVE ~ 8pm - late Saturday 27th July : Nigel King Band ~ 9pm - late Sunday 28th July : Crazy Corin ~ 4pm - 6pm Sunday 28th July : Cabaret Evening/SEMIBREVE ~ 7.30pm Tuesday 30th July : Bingo & Disco ~ 7pm - 10pm Wednesday 31st July : Crazy Corin ~ 4pm - 6pm


Crab Tales: 30 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9DS

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