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Who Would You Pick?
Once again, this year on
April 25th , the Judges
of the Cromer Carnival
are presented with a line
of pretty girls, one of
whom will become the
Carnival Queen and
another will be her
Senior Attendant.
This year ten girls put
themselves forward
to face the panel of
Judges in the
Each girl faced, from
( Left -Right Below)
Jonathan Hodgetts,
Louise Hall,
Icarus Hinds,
Belinda Cammell
and Steve Downs.
As always it was
a pleasure to have
a chat with all the
girls who turned
up to take part
in this event, as
all of them were
winners in
my eyes.
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Once again the panel of judges had
to make decisions on who will be
the Carnival Queen and who will
be the Senior Attendant.
Every year I quietly wish them all
well as it is not something you will
make friends by making the wrong
decision as it was again not an easy
task with such a wonderful line up
of lovely local girls.
Again, I thank everyone involved
in this diffcult decision, as the
line up ( if that is the correct
expression to use ) were
a lovely bunch of girls.
How come we have so many lovely
girls to choose from? Is it that all
their parents are beautiful as well?
Maybe they could run a most
beautiful parent award.
Please note the next issue of the
Crab Tales will be announcing
the winning Junior Attendants
and the Prince and Princess
as both of these events take
place after our Copy Date.
In the meantime may I wish both
Hayley Massingham and Erin
Holroyd a wonderful summer
as members of the Carnival
Royal Family doing their bit
for a great Cromer Carnival.
Lis & I had already seen the flm
‘The Boat That Rocked’, but we
both enjoyed seeing it once again
at the Mundesley Village Cinema,
especially with the ever lovely
Sharon Louise singing such a
great selection of 60’s songs
before they showed the flm.
Whatever your opinions are about
the European Union, please do not
forget to get out and cast your vote
on Thursday May 22nd. Polling
stations will be open from
7am - 10pm on the day.
We have listed the candidates along
with their political parties in the
order that they will appear on
the voting list on Page 18.
As there are so many candidates
standing, it was impossible to
give them enough space for
their photos and statements.
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From The Editor
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Dear Editor,
I am pleased to see that the Labour Party’s
petition for later trains to & from Norwich
in the evenings has reignited a debate on
public transport here in North Norfolk.
Over 500 people have now signed the petition
at www.leavelater.info because they recognise
both the benefts to passengers and to the
local night-time economy.
It is good to hear that Greater Anglia are
considering timetable tweaks but we do
not think this goes far enough.
Many who have signed the petition would like
to see trains run until midnight rather than the
present 10.45pm time. We have heard from
passengers who attend shows at Cromer Pier
who also would like to see trains beyond
8pm on a Sunday evening.
Passengers also want to see a better deal for
those travelling to Worstead and Gunton.
Passenger input should be crucial in deciding
future rail contracts, and also when drawing
up bus timetables in and out of the city too.
By making these adjustments we will
encourage more to give up their cars
to use public transport.
Jono Read
Dear Sir,
How many visitors to Cromer this year will
be aware of the illustrious history of its
Pavilion Theatre?
The Pavilion witnessed the last performance
of the great actor-manager Sir Henry Irving.
Having given a spellbound Cromer audience
his ‘To be, or not to be’ soliloquy, Irving
sadly collapsed and died.
It was most unfortunate, as he was actually
playing Widow Twanky at the time.
In the 1930’s, George Formby was a regular
favourite, with his trademark gap teeth and
ukulele, but stunned everyone when, in 1975
he came out of retirement in Kinshasa to
fght Muhammed Ali for the World
Heavyweight title.
The Pavilion also staged some great
modernist productions.
For instance, Samuel Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’
with Sir Ralph Richardson in the leading role
of ‘the Fonz’.
For younger readers who may not know,
‘the Fonz’ was the chap who freed
the Squares.
Yours Sincerely
Philip Graham
NR27 9HS
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Dear Editor,
On June 8th, I will be running my 100th offcial
marathon, a trail marathon of 30 miles, called the
“Poppy line marathon”, normally 26 miles but
this year to celebrate the 30th year of the event,
it will be extended to 30 miles taking in Felbrigg
park, Holt Country park, Sheringham Park and
the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham.
I frst started running in 2001 to lose some weight
and did my frst marathon in 2002 at London,
and like most people said never again.
I have chosen to use this to also raise money for
Nelson’s Journey, which is a registered charity
providing a service for children & young people
aged 0-17 years, living in Norfolk, who have
experienced the death of a signifcant person in
their life such as a parent or sibling.
Based in Norwich, they were founded in 1997,
since which time they have helped hundreds
of children.
Donations can be made at my
Virgin Money giving page at :
Thank you.
Vinnie Purdy
Letters Continued From Page 3
Dear Editor,
Plans are going ahead to start in June, a Table
Tennis Club in Mundesley Coronation Hall
on a Tuesday evening. The club will be run
by 2 qualifed coaches & umpires. Anyone
regardless of playing standard, including
those with disablities will be welcome
and free coaching will be provided.
If anyone has a table tennis table (for loan or
sale) that can help us kick start or if you wish
to join us for some fun please call
Derek Sidaway on: 01263 722 930.
and win a Family Swim voucher from
‘SPLASH’ in Sheringham ( 2 Adults & 2 kids)
If you are under 12, tell us your name,
age and address, also in which advert
the Crab is hidden and the page number.
Please Note : Entries should be written by
the child themselves, at least their name.
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Hand in your Entry, with your name & where you
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The first entry out of the hat wins !
Congratulations to Mrs C.Salisbury, from Littleport,
who found the cod in NGS Gas Services advert on
Page 2 & to Mary Keen, aged 11, from Overstrand,
who spotted the Crab on page 17,
in Mr Silvers advert.
Dear Philip,
The lead-in to the evening movie The Boat
That Rocked at the Coronation Hall by the
vibrant Sharon’s Giggin’s got those feet
tapping & arms waving, albeit that some
of the audience shocked by the scene in
movie when the young man is being
introduced to the fruits of life on
board his uncles ship!
A superb nights entertainment was had by all
many thanks to the Film Committee.
Our journeys home however was a shock, as the
fog that evening was a challenge, far too many
drivers do not understand the importance of
those Fog Lights in such driving conditions.
Best wishes
Robin Simmonds
Dear Mr Keddell,
I have been a resident of Norfolk for 31years and
have lived in Trunch since 2001. I have always
kept up to date with local matters through the
Crab Tales & formerly the Crab Line.
At the beginning of February this year a very
close friend was diagnosed with Parkinsons at
the age of 38. He is a happily married father
of two. I was initially heartbroken for him and
his family but also shocked as I had always
thought of this as an “Older persons illness”.
I started to think about what I could do to offer
support, raise funds for an associated charity
and awareness of the illness and just prior to
hearing the news I had listened to our olympic
triatheletes the Brownlee brothers on Radio 2
discussing their Triathlon series.
The answer was clear, taking into consideration
that I weighed just over 20 stone and I decided
it would be a great idea to enroll in the the full
Sprint triathlon at the Southern leg at Petworth
house on June 15th of this year in aid of the
Cure Parkinsons trust.
For those who don’t know, a sprint triathlon
consists of : 750 metre open water swim.
29.5km cycle & a 5 km run.
I am also a musician and have decided to put this
talent to good use by putting on an evening of
Acoustic music at the Vernon Arms in Southrepps
on Friday the 30th May from 8.30pm onwards.
The evening is entitled “Stripped” for 2 reasons.
All the music will be stripped back versions of
songs old & new, just me and my acoustic guitar.
The 2nd reason is that I will be subjecting myself
to a sponsered upper body waxing and people
will be able to “Sponsor a song”.
To support me, please visit my “Just Giving”
page at: http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/
There are also sponsorship forms & collection
boxes at Trunch Stores and the Vernon Arms.
If anyone would like to know more about the
illness or work that the Cure Parkinsons trust
do, they can visit www.cureparkinsons.org.uk
Thanks very much in advance for any support
you can give in publicising my events.
Kind Regards
Adrian Cockburn.
Letter Continued on Page 8
Dear Mr Keddell,
Re: Adam Masters letter in the Crab Tales
Issue 031- 28th Feb - 13th March.
My son Tom went to Tanzania four years ago
on a similar fund raising expedition only his
group was to climb Kilimanjaro.
Tom could not climb the mountain due to his
epilepsy, so remained the whole time with the
people of Moshi. He fell in love with these
simple,loving folk, especially one young
lady and they in turn fell in love with him.
Sadly Tom’s journey took him home to heaven
six weeks after his return from Tanzania.
He was much mourned by the local people there
and a plaque was erected on the wall of the
school and a tree planted in his memory.
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Hayley Massingham
Donna Cook
Christina Reid Lucy Copeman
Erin Holdroyd
Karen Walter
Alice Tiffany
Jessica Rice Steph Barker
Hannah Lucas
After about a couple of hours the Judges made
their decision, opting for Hayley Massingham
as this year’s Carnival Queen & Erin Holroyd
as this year’s Senior Attendant.
Pictured on Right.
Erin comes with some experience as this lovely
girl was, in 2011, one of the Senior Attendants.
I enjoyed the evening at the Cliftonville, as it
seems did everyone else.
Whatever your views are on whether or not there
should be a Carnival Queen Competition, I am
in no doubt that all the former Carnival Queens
and their Senior Attendants have enjoyed their
year as Cromer Royalty.
I would like to thank everyone, as did
Tony Shipp MBE (VEO Chairman)
for taking part.
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Little Larry......
.....attended a horse auction with his father.
He watched as his father moved from horse to
horse, running his hands up & down the horse's
legs and rump, and chest.
After a few minutes, Larry asked: 'Dad, why
are you doing that?'
His father replied: 'Because when I'm buying
horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy
and in good shape before I buy.
Larry, looking worried, said: 'Dad, I think the
UPS guy wants to buy Mom ....'
Thanks to Ingrid Campbell for this.
Trimingham Dog Show
Saturday April 19th was the day ear-marked for
the Trimingham Dog Show, held on the same
feld that in the not to distant future will be
the location of the new Trimingham Parish
Hall, all going well in the very near future.
Liz King, (Pictured on Left) was organising
everything which in turn produced a healthy
turn out of both people and dogs to make a
very successful event out of the day.
You name it the dogs in favour sizes and
shapes turned out to pit their charm, their
abilty, and their looks against all of the
other hounds to walk/ trot off with
their well deserved prizes.
Liz told me after the Show:
Over 70 dogs entered for the show and we raised
over £250 for the Hall fund, not so much proft
as usual but we had capital expenditure of a
barbeque & extra gas appliances to provide
lots of lovely cups of tea/coffee at just 50p
for this event and the rest of the events on
the feld throughout 2014
Pictured (On Right) was Natalie McAll from
the Miramar Veterinary Practice who judged
the entrants to decide which dogs trotted off
with a rosette, or not, as the case may be
From what I could see, every dog, and their
owners had a great day of fun and all of them
seemed to be enjoying the day very much.

Tom was a writer, studying language and linguis-
tics at York University and wrote a few beautiful
notes about his time in Tanzania.
He called it ‘Climbing Mountains’ acknowled-
ging the fact that the people there, in their
poverty had far steeper mountains to climb
than Kilimanjaro.
Adam might fnd the notes interesting and there
are also some photos. Two of my daughters and
my grandson went to Tanzania for the tree
planting etc and Adam might like to speak
to them about the country and the people.
I write and have printed poetry books, children’s
stories and small booklets on various subjects.
Adam would be welcome to as many as he wants
to sell to help him with his fund raising efforts.
I would be grateful if you could either forward
this to Adam or give him my contact details.
Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Yours sincerely
Jenny Whybrow
Letter Continued From Page 4
Dear Philip,
About with Friends (AWF) has received £5,000
towards the new Community Café in Cromer,
from the Santander Foundation which offers
grants to UK charities for projects that help
disadvantaged people in local communities.
AWF supports people with learning disabilities,
helping them to make friends, enjoy a social life,
learn skills for work and independence, and be
part of the community.
The Café, run by AWF members, serves home
cooked breakfasts, lunches & cakes as well as
offering a befriending service to elderly residents.
The donation will go towards the Café’s set up
costs including catering equipment, fooring,
wi-f, and a stock of games and activities.
Helen Dalton Hare, CEO at About with Friends
said: “The Community Café has allowed us
Note from Editor:
Thank you for sending us this Jenny.
As I do not have Adam Masters telephone
number or postal address I would ask him
to phone us on 01263 726 831 so that we
can give him your telephone number.
to greatly increase the support on offer to the
general public, as well as our members, and
this donation from the Santander Foundation
allows us to extend this help even further.”
Judy Thompson, Branch Manager at Santander’s
Cromer branch said: “The Santander Foundation
makes hundreds of donations every year to good
causes and we are delighted to be supporting
About with Friends and hope the donation
makes a real difference to local people.”
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Our aim is to serve good quality home cooked
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ABBA Doing Their Routine On The Pier
Having run a competition in issue 029 of the
Crab Tales for the promoters of Thank You
For The Music, Lis and I were also given a
couple of free tickets to the show.
So on Sunday April 20th, we joined many other
ABBA fans at the Pier Pavilion in Cromer.
As a long standing fan of the original Swedish
Group, I really enjoyed this tribute, look alike
group, doing their routine
on the Pier, as did it seems
everyone else who joined
in the fun with a great
deal of enthusiasm.
The Pavilion Theatre was
packed with a turn out
totalling around 90%
of the seats taken.
It was a most enjoyable
show, with everyone
waving their arms or
singing and dancing
along to the songs.
In our next issue The Crab Tales will be running
another competition for a pair of tickets to see
Viva la Drag ! with special guest Sam Buttery
of BBC1’s The Voice on Sunday 6th July,
at the Cromer Pier Pavilion.
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It may not have been St George’s Day, but
Sunday 27th, was near enough to stage a
very successful car rally for the North
Norfolk Classic Car Rally.
Along with at least 250 cars I drove myself to
Sheringham Station car park in my 1960 VW
Kubelwagen and had a most enjoyable day on
the road to Old Buckenham Airfeld and back
via Norwich. A total, if I had not got lost of
some 45.8 miles there and back.
I am in no doubt that I clocked up around
110 miles in total, despite following one
particular car most of the way.
It was a brilliantly organised day with all the
cars being fagged off by the Town Crier and
Mayor Of Sheringham. (Below)
Thanks to Matt Boyers, who runs Boyers, my
car was ft for purpose and did not break down
thank goodness. (Below & Above on Right)
From old Rolls, Minis, MGs - you name it they
were all there, along with their proud Owners
They purchased a lovely picture of the Cromer
Pier with a bright sunset.
There were some good paintings on sale with
of course a few pretty dreadful pictures.
Otherwise, as far as I could see, in the half hour
that I was there, there was some keen interest
being shown in the show.
Their next exhibition will be in Garden Street,
in Cromer in September this year.
The exhibition was of work done by several of
their members and while I was there I met a
couple from Mundesley, who had seen about
the exhibition in the Crab Tales.
Life On The Open Road
and drivers all having a great
day indeed as they set out.
This is the frst time I have ever been involved in such
a car rally, which I enjoyed a great deal.
Most of the drivers of soft top cars put their roofs
down, but I did not as I felt far from warm.
The whole event was to raise money for the East
Anglian Air Ambulance, which at £5 to enter a car
must have raised a fair few pounds.
For further information visit the Nth Norfolk Classic
Vehicle Club Website: www.nncvc.org.uk
Thank You organisers, for a great day out.
All On Sale In
East Runton
As advertised in the Crab Tales, so I decided it
was time to pay a visit to an exhibition of work
by the Cromer and District Art Group in East
Runton Village Hall, where this group of 28
artists usually meet every week, except
during May to September.
Run over the long weekend of Easter, members
took it in turns to be in the Village Hall during
the opening days that ran from Good Friday
until Easter Sunday.
Sue Axton & Ann Dean, the ladies pictured
on the Far Right were on duty that day
from noon until 2 pm.
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before this now
well known flm
‘The Boat That
Rocked.’ was
shown to all
of the jolly
flm goers.
This was indeed
a great flm that
depicted the era
of the time
A flm I would
very happily
to our readers
to take out from their local library.
I was pleased to see, before the credits at the end
of the flm that there are now, 50 years on, a
much larger number of radio stations that
continue to play pop music.
It was a great evening enjoyed by all,so I would
like to thank Micky & Sharon very much.

With a good crowd of those who remembered
listening to the radio stations of the time,
Sharon sang a number of great songs like:
Be My Baby Now. Build Me Up Buttercup.
Your’e Just Too Good To Be True. Downtown.
Do You Love Me. Dream A Little Dream.
and many more.
With many of the audience joining in on
the songs, it was a great evening, even
Readers of the Crab Tales were reminded of
this wonderful radio station, back in the 60’s,
by an article in Issue 033, by Micky Peters,
comemorating the launch of Radio Caroline
Fifty years ago.
Following up the article, Micky decided, along
with The Mundesley Film Committee to show
the flm at the Coronation Hall on Thursday
April 24th, along with Sharon Louise singing
many of the hits that were broadcast on the
Pirate Radio Stations at the time.
Sharon is pictured below, before the evening
kicked off with her performance.
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Do You Remember Radio Caroline?
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selling the tickets
Thanks very much to Robin Simmonds
for the photos of Sharon Louise.
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Tourist Info Centre
BACTON Bacton Fish & Chip Shop.
BANNINGHAM The Crown Pub / Post Office
BEESTON REGIS Metal Mend, Mini Market
BODHAM Post Office
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 Fish’n Chips, Morrisons, N & P, Spar shop,
Cliff Rd, White Horse + 1,000 delivered in Town Centre.
EAST RUNTON East Runton Cafe, East Runton Stores.
GRESHAM @ John Stibbons, Langdale
ITTERINGHAM Village Shop/ Withers Gallery
KNAPTON Elephant Playbarn, Church Porch & MADRA
MUNDESLEY Crayford & Abbs, Country Pickings, Mace,
Manor House, Rushes Newsagents,Tourist Info Centre
The Spar Shop & The Library.
NORTH WALSHAM Sainsbury’s, Waitrose
OVERSTRAND Post Office,Central Stores,
Overstrand Garden Centre
ROUGHTON Jet / Post Office & Groveland
SHERINGHAM Budgens, CAS Travel, Crown Inn, Library,
Whistlestops, Poppy Line Railway Station, Tyneside Club.
SIDESTRAND Mrs Taylor, Rocket Cottage
SOUTHREPPS Mace Shop, Vernon Arms
SUSTEAD from Mrs Jubb, Pear Tree Cottage
TRIMINGHAM Woodlands Park & Church Porch
TRUNCH Corner Shop
WEST BECKHAM Wheatsheaf Public House
on May 23rd
To Celebrate.....
....Their 50th Anniversary (1964-2014)
The Sheringham Players go “On The Razzle”
to celebrate their Golden Anniversary – by
staging Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece.
Director June Cooper – together with Julian High
will direct this fabulously funny and clever play.
In 1964, June Cooper joined other enthusiastic
actors to form The Sheringham Players, the
picture above is taken from a production of
Blithe Spirit. Since then the group has
grown and strengthened.
Their constant aim has always been to entertain
local audiences - without whose loyal support
The Sheringham Players would not have
survived .….. so a big THANK YOU !
“On The Razzle”
Tom Stoppard’s farce consists of 2 hours of
slapstick, shenanigans, mistaken identities,
misdirected orders, malapropisms, double
entendres and romantic complications.
Set in Vienna in the 1880’s – packed full of
laughter, this is an unmissable production.
The Sheringham Players warmly invites
you to celebrate their 50 years of theatre.
WED. 11th JUNE to SAT. 14th JUNE
7.30pm at Sheringham Little Theatre.
Tickets £10 (Including Souvenir Programme)
Available @ The Box Offce
Sheringham Little Theatre.
Tel 01263 822 347
Or See Their Website For More Details
The Black Widows
I had never met the local author Jane Finch,
from Bacton, before she gave me her second
book for me to read and put a review into
the Crab Tales.
It is not something I consider doing very often
as I am afraid of what I will be able to write if
I really do not enjoy reading the book.
However I have to say that despite it’s odd start
I found myself really getting into the book and
found that I had read it within less than a day.
Not bad considering it has 180 pages.
The story is about three ladies from different
backgrounds, brought together by their
determination to make a fortune from
their unsuspecting husbands.
Carefully selected, the me are lured into
the widow’s trap, completely beguiled,
until their ultimate disposal.
The women meet regularly to discuss
their progress and compare notes on
new methods of termination. It seems they are
invincible. A journey back in time gives the
reader an insight into the women’s past and
the reasons for their determination to seek
revenge on the men they marry.
About the author :
Jane worked for thirty years in English Law,
who after taking early retirement is now a
Snowbird, living in Spain in the winter and
Norfolk in the summers.
Jane has written a number of children’s books
this is her second adult novel.
Beware the apple crumble!
Jane Finch refects on the amusing results for
her research on The Black Widows.
“You know when you search for something on
Google and then mysterious adverts appear
on those very products?
Imagine if you have been searching for poisons,
effects of various lethal substances on the body,
and famous women murderers. My husband
was seriously worried!”
The Black Widows is published as an ebook
and in paperback and is available from Amazon
The ISBN number is 9781497300293.
It is, in simple terms, a good read and if asked
to score it out of ten I would give it an eight.

From Pete’s Pen
Crab Tales: e-mail - philip.keddell@sky.com - telephone: 01263 726 831
Now A Hotel
Over the last few months The Ship Inn has become
once again a hotel with George spending a great
deal of money to turn this long established
Public House back into a proper hotel.
They now have letting rooms once again, as they
used to have back in the early 1990’s.
The popular Mundesley Ship
Inn now caters for everyone
with their clean and simple,
tastefully furnished rooms
as it was in 1900 when it
was known as The Old
Ship Hotel (see Left).
Rooms for a weekend break
cost around £65 per room.
I wish George and his team at
The Ship, all the very best.

Beautiful Seaview Restaurant
Locally sourced meat & fsh wonderfully
prepared by our Head Chef Aiden & his team
Live Band - ‘Wake The Neighbours’ - Sunday 25th May
4 piece band. Come & see a live band performance
Live Band - ‘Almost Angels’ - Sunday 24th August
Having performed last year with great success, we are
pleased to announce that they are returning to perform
Rooms Ready for Booking!
We are proud to announce that we are now
taking bookings for our B&B rooms
Sunday Roast lunch 12 - 4pm
Now Open Sunday Evenings 5.30 - 8.30pm
Thursday Evenings 'Curry & A Pint' £8.95
Quiz Night 1st Wednesday of each month.
Call & Collect YOUR take away meals from our
Menu with a 20% discount being offered.
Seaview Function Room available for ALL occasions.
To book or for further information phone us on:
01263 722 671
or e-mail us at : themundesleyship@gmail.com
The Ship Inn
21 Beach Road, Mundesley
Crab Tales: 30 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9DS
Care UK are holding IMMEDIATE LOCAL
INTERVIEWS for Community Care Workers.
We are eager to speak to people who can work
in Cromer and all surrounding areas.
We require daytime, evening and weekend care
workers that can drive and have their own vehicle.
We have Full and Part-time vacancies available
for those WITH or WITHOUT previous care
There are many benefts of working for one of the
largest care providers in the UK – including:
• Up to 28 days paid holiday (inc. bank holidays)
• Weekly pay and paid mileage
• Childcare vouchers
• Full, free ongoing training
• Free uniform
• Excellent career development opportunities
To apply:
Call the recruitment team on: 0333 321 8854 or
you can meet Jo Kendrick at “The Fishing Boat”
every Monday between 11am and 12pm.
Fully qualified, registered Advanced Bowen Therapist
Providing a gentle, effective hands-on therapy, ideal for :
Back Pain | Sciatica | Hamstrings | Sport injuries
Knees | Pelvis | Hip restrictions | Neck | Shoulders
Tennis elbow | Migraines Headaches | Sleep disorders
M.E. | TMJ Jaw pain | Stress &Anxiety
Respiratory, Stroke & Parkinson’s care.
Cornelis van der Does BTAA BA(UK)
Advanced Practitioner | Member NHS Register of CAM
01263 825 438 or 01263 711 712
Aldborough Doctor’s Surgery | Aylsham - Randell’s Footcare
21 Mount St, Cromer | Consulting Rooms, Holt | Beauty Box, Sheringham
Home visits by arrangement
STRESS, TENSION & PAIN are a common
experience of modern life.
may be able to help
Call Patricia Goodwin, qualifed therapist
for more details
on 01263 513 847
or 07503 156 204
Affordable prices.
Intestacy Rules
Written by Adele Moore – Trainee Solicitor
with Hayes + Storr
Why should I make a Will, I do not have
anything to leave?
This is a question most people will ask at some
point in their lifetime. Often people are worth
more dead than alive, in terms of life policies
and pension funds falling in.
If you die without a Will the intestacy rules
take effect.These are rules which are set
down by law detailing who is to beneft
from your estate.
If somebody dies intestate whilst married with
children, they may think their entire estate will
pass to their surviving spouse.
However, only the frst £250,000 passes to your
spouse absolutely. The remainder of the estate
will be divided into two parts.
The frst part will be a life interest for your
surviving spouse and the other half will be
split equally between your children when
they attain the age of eighteen.
Generally, a married couple with children will
wish on the frst death for their entire estate to
pass to their spouse and only on the second
death is it to pass to the children.
If you die intestate with children and are not
married or in a civil partnership, the entire
estate will pass to the children in equal shares.
This will include estranged children.
Therefore, even if you have a child who
you do not see, they will still be entitled
to an equal share in your estate.
The intestacy rules do not favour cohabiting
couples. If you are not married or in a civil
partnership and die intestate your partner
will not be entitled to any of your estate.
If you have children, again your children will
beneft and you may hope they would provide
for your partner but this is not always the case.
If you want your partner to beneft you have to
make a Will. If you do not have children your
estate will pass to other family members.*
If you have made a Will you get to choose who
will be responsible for the administration of the
estate, your Executors.
If you die intestate, your estate’s administrators
are selected from the benefciaries, who might
not be individuals who would get on or are
competent to do the job.
If any child is under eighteen or the surviving
spouse is entitled to a life interest in part of the
estate, then there have to be two administrators.
Sometimes circumstances are such that
two, eligible potential administrators
are not available.
Below is an example of a simple intestate estate.
Mr & Mrs X have assets worth £1,000,000,
£500,000 in Mr X’s name and £500,000
in Mrs X’s and no Will.
Mr X has two children from a previous marriage
who he no longer sees. There are three children
of the current marriage. Mr X dies.
Mrs X would inherit £250,000 plus a life interest
in £125,000. The remaining £125,000 would be
split between the fve children, each receiving
£25,000. Mr X had not had contact with his
two children for 20 years and therefore the
estate had to bear the cost of locating them.
This would reduce the shares the children
receive and the life interest.
One of the major issues when someone dies
intestate is the cost of locating benefciaries.
In the above examples, it may be easy to locate
all the children. But in situations where someone
dies intestate with no children and their spouse
has predeceased them, the cost of tracking
benefciaries can take up a large proportion
of the estate.
*Please see our next article in issue 038:
‘Intestacy rules – no immediate family’.
“This article aims to supply general information, but
it is not intended to constitute advice. Every effort is
made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at
the date of publication and to avoid any statement
which may mislead. However no duty of care is
assumed to any person and no liability is
accepted for any omission or inaccuracy.
Always seek our specifc advice.”
If you require advice on this matter please
contact our Private Client Team here at
Hayes + Storr on 01263 825 959.
If you require advice on any other legal
matter please telephone our offce or
email : law@hayes-storr.com.
Crab Tales: e-mail - philip.keddell@sky.com - telephone: 01263 726 831
17 - 19 West Street, Cromer.
With our additional provisions for the Community,
we are able to take on more new clients.
This includes new NHS customers of any age.
We welcome all enquiries
Contact the Reception on
01263 515 229
23 Church Street, Cromer
01603 736 238
• Back & sciatic pain
• Neck & shoulder pain
• Trapped nerves
• Sports injuries
• Babies to adults treated
• Migraines
• Arm, leg & hand pain
• Hip, knee & foot pain
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GOC Registered
Fully Insured
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
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Registered with the Health Professions Council CH25616
Call 07500 467 308
If you are reading this, so too
are your future clients.
To advertise in the Crab Tales
phone Philip
on: 01263 726 831
TIDES For Cromer 9th - 22nd May
For Mundesley Add 15 minutes
Visit www.crab-tales.co.uk for current
Weather & Tides
N. Norfolk Community
...offer a range of community transport services
across much of north Norfolk, for people who
don’t have their own transport or access to
regular bus services.
Our buses are fully accessible to help the less
mobile and families with young children.
(Monday - Friday)
Children under 4 travel free.
Children 4 - 16 half fare.
Inter-Village £1 single
Within North Walsham: £1 single, £1.80 return
Please pay the fare to the driver.
The Flexibus is a fexibly routed “Ring & Ride”
service. All journeys must be pre booked by
3pm on the day before you wish to travel.
The service is available to everyone & bus passes
are accepted. There is no membership fee.
The bus has a ramp for buggies & wheelchairs.
We will pick you up at a mutually convenient
location close to your home.
In North Walsham, the bus can drop you off at
Sainsburys, Lidls, Market Place and Park Lane
(for the surgeries) and at Waitrose on Mondays.
It is also ideal for catching connecting buses
to other destinations. All the times shown are
approximate as this is a fexibly routed service
and will only call at the places where there
are people booked to travel.
Call us on 01692 500 840 to book your place
or visit: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Travel_and_
Dial a Medi-Ride
...for appointments at Norwich, Yarmouth and
cottage hospitals, surgeries, medical centres,
dental practices, opticians, therapists...
If you live in and around Cromer, Horstead,
Mundesley, North Walsham, Sheringham
and Stalham and do not have your own
transport or fnd it diffcult to use
conventional bus services...
This is the service for you!
To book:
Users of this service must frst register with
NNCT by phoning: 01692 500 840
OR 01263 839 009
JUST tell us the date, time and location of the
appointment as far in advance as possible,
allowing us at least 48 hours notice.
We will allocate you a driver and an estimate of
the cost of the journey calculated at 43p per mile
for your round trip, including the driver’s miles
from his or her home.
NNCT Dial a Bus
Dial a Bus...
is a fexible and easy to use bus service for
local people who do not have their own
transport or cannot use public transport.
Ideal for shopping, or personal business trips,
it collects passengers from their homes and
returns after around two hours in a nearby
town, providing a trolley to door service
for your shopping.
The service is available to people of all ages
who are unable to use ordinary bus services
either because of health or mobility problems
or because there isn’t a bus service
for them to use.
How To Book:
Call 01692 500 840 or 01263 839 009
or email nnct@btconnect.com
no later than 12.00 noon on the day
before your journey
Group Transport
If you are planning an outing for a local school
or a community group, please give us call on
01692 500 840 or 01263 839 009
Our buses are available for hire for any group
wanting either a regular trip i.e. weekly club
or meeting, or for any outing arranged by a
group of members. Don’t forget they
are wheelchair and buggy friendly!
20 High Street
Norfolk NR27 9HG
Crab Tales: 30 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9DS
Bridge Club 7pm Fri 7.15pm t: 761 308
Broadland Junior Chess 8.30am term-time
Sat. t: 735 740 https://sites.google.com/site/
Country Market each Friday 8.50-noon
Cricket Club indoor Sun 3-5pm t: 510 102
Evening WI 7.30pm 1st Thurs Town Hall.
Extend Over 60’s 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
Inspired Gardeners group. 2nd Thurs 10.30
- noon. Methodist Church Hall. t:733 535.
Lammas KC Lodge ROAB Tues 8.15pm
Sutton School Of Dance, Mill Row.
Monday Stall Parish Church 8.30-noon
N. N. Mental Health Users & Carers Forum
2nd Weds Jubilee Centre 1- 3.30pm.
RBL (Womens) 1st Mon Salvation Army Hall
t: 734 091
N.N. Speakers Club 7pm alt.Wed High School
t: 01692 402 662
Scalextric Club Presto Park Weds 7.15pm.
t: 01603 754 319
Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Peggs Yard
Yoga Tues 7.30pm Peggs Yard. t: 732 426
Age Concern Fri 10am The Cottage.
Aqua Therapy Classes Mon 11-12am Wed
7-8pm Country Club t: 501 914
Air Training Corps. 7pm Mon & Thurs,
High School t: 515 452
Baptist Church 1st & 3rd Sat Coffee
morning t: 576 524
Bridge (Duplicate) Mon 7pm t: 822 778
C.A.B. Appointments: t : 01692 405 847
Chesterfield Hall Mon 10am Parent &
Toddlers. Sun 11.45am Family Service
& Children’s Club
Christian Fellowship Sun 10.30am former
Gospel Hall t: 838 180
Cromer Orchestra meets 7-9pm The Belfry
Arts Centre. Overstrand. t: 511 600
Cromer Forum 1st Tues 7.30pm Methodist
Church New Hall t: 515138
Diabetes UK 4thThurs 7.30pm Methodist
Church Hall. t: 01692 405 492
Elderberries Badminton 3-5pm Mon & Fri
Cromer sports hall. t: 761 142
Elderberries Short Mat Bowls 3-5pm Mon
& Fri Cromer sports hall. t: 511 246
Flower Club 7.30pm 3rd Mon Junior School.
t: 513 408
Folk Dance Club 7.30pm Tues Community
Hall t: 578 224
Garden Society 7.30pm 2nd Weds
Community Hall t: 514 399
Hockey Club Mon under16s & under13s
6.30pm Adults 7.15pm Sports Centre
Korean Martial Arts t: 07765 282 981
Lip reading classes Thurs 10 - 12noon
Methodist Church Rooms t: 0344 800 8002.
NHS Retirement Fellowship 3rd Weds
2.30-4pm Cromer Hospital. t: 510 002
N & N Assoc.for Blind 9.30-1pm Tues
Merchants Place.
N.N. Mencap Society Thurs 1pm Merchants
Place. t: 578 116
Parkinson’s Disease Society 10.30am 2nd
Wed of month St. John Hall, Bond St.
R.E.M.E. 2pm. 1st Wed Halsey Hse t: 512 450
RBL 2pm 1st Wed. The Cottage t:510 146
RBL Women’s Section 2.30pm 1st Thurs
Royal Naval Assoc. t:720 107 or email:
kebb39@yahoo.co.uk for info
ROAB Wed 8.15pm The Cottage.
Sing for Joy Singing Group Thurs 10am.
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: 514 562
Tabletop/Craft Sale 9am-3pm St.John Hall,
Bond St. Last Fri.of month t: 649 441
Taekwondo Sports Centre. t: 711 824
Tennis Club Sun, Weds & Fri t:513 741
The One O’clock Club over 60’s.1-2pm
Thurs. Barker’s Herne.
W.I. 2nd Thurs 2 pm, Garden St.
Acorns Parent & Toddler Group 1.30 -3pm
Thurs (term-time) Belfry School. t: 579 275.
Gardening Club 2.30pm 1st Tues Parish
Hall t: 576 437
Carpet Bowls 2.30pm Thurs. Parish Hall t:
833 369
Railway Quilters & Craft Group 2nd & 4th
Tues.10-12 Parish Hall t: 576 986
Strand Club 2nd Wed of month (except Aug)
2.30pm Methodist Church t: 578 250
W.I. 3rd Wed 7.30pm Parish Hall t: 834 242
Badminton Tues & Fri am: Coronation Hall.
Tel:720 082
Bowls Pavilion Bingo: Sun 7.30pm, Whist
Drive: Tues, Wed & Fri 1.45pm t: 721 815
Bounce & Rhyme for under 5’s & parents/
carers Tues 2.15-3.15pm Library t:720 702
Carpet Bowls Mon 1.30pm Coronation Hall
t: 722 054
Community Choir Tues 7.30pm Methodist
Church t: 722 022
Creative Writing Group 1st Fri 2.15-4.15pm
Mundesley Library t:720 702
Free Church Sunday Services11am, 6.30pm
Knit & Natter Tues 4-5pm Library t:720 702
Library Mon & Sat:10-1pm,Tues 2-5.30pm
Fri 10-1pm & 2-6.30pm. Reading Group:2nd
Mon.am. t: 720 702
Ladies’ Keep Fit (gentle) Thurs. 8- 9 pm.
Church Rooms
Luncheon Club for over 60’s & disabled.
Mon &Thurs
12-2pm Free Church t :721 984
MADRA t: 07734 689 978
Methodist Church Sun worship 10.30am
RBL 4th Weds Haig Club. t: 722 238
RBL Womens 3rd Weds 1.45pm Coronation
Hall t:721 021
Scrabble Club Fridays t: 720 659
Village Cinema 7.30pm Coronation Hall 2nd
Tues Info: www.mundesley.org/film
W.I. 2nd Mon 7pm Church Rooms t: 720 744
North Walsham
AgeUK 4th Thurs 10 - noon Drop in for info &
advice. Library t: 01692 402 482
Animal Magic Dog Club t: Kathy 720 730
Bipolar Self Help Group 3rd Thurs 2pm
Saddlers Shop t: 0854 434 9872
Charity Bingo Weds 8pm Community Centre. t:
01692 407 214
Chess Club 7.30 Mon. Orchard Garden Pub.
All abilities. t: 01692 404 649
Extend Over 60’s Exercise Mon. Methodist
Church Hall t: 01692 407 851
Hockey Club Under 11s. Fri 5-6pm Sports
Centre t: 01692 404 624
Lions Club 7.30pm 1st Mon. Community
Centre. t: 01692 400 702
N.N. Speakers Club 7pm alt. Weds. High
School t: Gillian :01692 650 250
Parkinson Support Group 2nd Tues 10:30am
Sacred Heart Church Hall. t:01692 406 486
Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Meeting
House, Mundesley Rd. near Swafield.
RAFA 7.30pm First Tues. Bluebell Inn
Reading 4 U 3rd Wed 9.45am St.John’s Hall
t: 768 164
Short & Sweet book group 1-2pm Tues
every 3weeks in the Library. All welcome.
Info: t: 01692 402 482
Spiritualist Centre Sun: 6.30-8pm St John’s
Ambulance Hall. All welcome
The Wheel of Light 1st Thurs 7.30pm
Orchard Gardens Pub. t: 721 484
Walsham Writers’ Group : www.
Weavers Morris Dancers Wed 7.45pm
St Nicholas Room t: 01692 404 447
Beetle Drive 3rd Tues.7.30pm St.Josephs Church
Bridge The Morley. Duplicates Thurs 7pm
Beginners Fri 2pm t: 822 087
Bounce & Rhyme under 5’s & parents/carers.
Tues 10.15-10.45am : Library. t: 822 874
CAB. YESU,Thurs 10-2pm t: 01692 402 570
Chess All ages & abilities t: 01692 404 649
English Country Dancing Mons 7.30pm
Methodist Church Hall t: 01692 404 447
Evening W.I. 2nd Mon. St. Josephs Church
Hall t: 823 889
Flower Club 1st Thurs 7pm St.Andrews
Church t: 825 059
Gingerbread Fri pm. Friends Meeting Hse
t: 0785 9364 702
Harry Upcher Lodge ROAB Mon 8.15pm
Tyneside Club.
Hearing Aid Clinic 10-12pm 1st Mon.
Age Concern.
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 Wed. Robin
Hood Pub, t: 823 392
Morris Dancing. Oddfellows Hall. Weds
7.30pm t: 837 693
N.Norfolk Model Group 8pm last Fri St
John’s 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.
Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club 2nd &
4th Tues.The Morley Club. t: 821 276
Sheringham Singers Ladies Choir Tues 2-4pm
Friends Meeting Hse, 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
The Runtons
Bingo Sun & Wed 7.30pm Bernie’s Social
Club East Runton
N.N. Chess Club Fri 7.30pm. W. Runton
Social Club t: 823 814
Philatelic Society 2nd Mon 7.30pm
West Runton Church Hall.
Coffee Mornings Thurs 10am.(22nd May
-25th Sept) Methodist Church,East Runton.
Cromer & Sheringham Probus Club
12.30pm 1st Tues, Links Hotel t:824 306
Rotary Club Weds 6pm except 5th Weds
Dormy House W.Runton, t: 578 194
Sequence Dancing Mon 7.30-10pm
E. Runton Village Hall.t:01692 403 071
West Runton Scouts info : 712 288
West Runton Social Club :t: 838 866
W.I. 2.15pm 2nd Wed. W. Runton Church Hall
Pilgrim Shelter - Coffee Morning 3rd Weds
10.30am. Poppyland Club (Ladies) 2nd
Weds 2.30pm. Slimming Club Tues 1.45pm
t: 579 797. Table Top Sale 1st Sun 8.30am
t: 834 965. Whist 1.45pm Mon & Thurs.
All levels welcome.t: Liz 834 965
Antingham & Southrepps Playgroup t: 834 148
Badminton Thurs. Gresham Village Hall
t: 07917 596 797
Beachcombers Dining Club 1st Mon 7pm:
The Feathers Hotel, Holt. t: Hazel 838 566
Cash Bingo Tues 8pm Aldborough
community centre.
Cantamus Choir 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 Band 7.45pm
Thurs Upper Sheringham Village Hall t:733 638
Cromer Air Rifle Club 9am -noon Sundays
Near Sheringham. t: 570 223
Extend exercise for over 60’s Mon 2.30pm
Northrepps Village Hall t:768 159
Farmers Market 1st Sun 9.30am - 12.30pm
Aldborough Community Hall t: 768 766
Fit Together Health Walks t: 07766 259 999
Fit Together Tea Dance Tues 2-4pm Briston
Copeman Centre - £2 Info: 07766 259 999
Greenfingers Gardening Club 7.30pm 1st
Thurs Jubilee Hall, Banningham t: 761 620
Gym Club Thurs 5-8pm Northrepps Village
Hall t: 576 609
Knapton Ladies Club 3rd Mon 7.30pm
Village Hall t:720 908. 1st Tues Women’s
Own Methodist Church t: 721 439
MS Group Mon 10-2pm Southrepps Village
Hall t: 823 392
Nordic Walking Tues & Thurs 11am
t: 07825 773 368
Norfolk Submariners 1st Wed 12noon
Kings Head, Horsham St Faith t: 511 758
N. Walsham Cage Bird Club 8pm 3rd Tues
Felmingham Village Hall. t: 01692 404 750
Northrepps Pre-School Mon-Fri Term-time
t:579 396
Northrepps R.B.L. 1st Mon. 2nd.Mon. BH’s.
7.30pm. Northrepps Cottage t: 579 633.
NN Amateur Radio Group Wed & Thur 10-4
Muckleburgh t: 821 936
Nth Norfolk Model Engineering Club
1st Fri 7.30pm High Kelling Social Centre
Prize Bingo 7.30pm 1st & 3rd Fri
Gimingham Village Hall
Roughton Under 5’s Playgroup t:07553 456 083
Ruby’s Prize Bingo. 1st Sat of month
7.30pm. Lower Southrepps Social Club
Seniors Swimming Mon & Weds am., Fri pm.
Greshams Swimming Pool, Holt. t: 711 123
Suffield Park Bowls Club. Whist Drives
Tues 2.15pm. Fri twice monthly 7.30pm.
Traditional Catholic Latin Mass 4th. Sun
5.30pm Mission Rooms Horsham St. Faiths
(opp. Parish Church) t: 01603 788 873
Trunch Bumbles Pre-school t: 720 931
Trunch Friends 2nd Tues 2pm Trunch
Village Hall t:721 570
Trunch Methodist Church 1st Sat 10am - noon.
Coffee Morning. Stalls Cakes t: 720 145
Weybourne Folk Club 3rd Sun 3-6pm
Maltings Hotel, Weybourne.t:588 781
High Quality Work, Friendly Professional Service
All Aspects of internal & external plastering
& rendering, new builds, renovations
and period restoration work.
Tel: 01263 834 572 Mob: 07867 777 938
Email: wgstevenson@gmail.com
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Sunday 11th May
7 for 7.30pm: Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Quiz ~ Max 4 in team £1 per player. 3 prizes Free
parking & tea/coffee Please BYO drink. glasses
provided. Tel Liz : 834 965
Monday 12th May
1.30-4pm: Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Whist ~ £1.50 all welcome. Tel Liz 834 965
7pm:Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Parish Council AGM ~ all welcome
Tuesday 13th May
1.45-2.45pm :Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Slimming club ~ £2. Details Dot 834 506
Thursday 15th May
1.30-4pm: Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Whist ~ £1.50 all welcome. Tel Liz 834 965
7.30pm. Lighthouse Community Church, Sheringham
‘Weather in the Garden’ Talk by Jim Bacon, the TV
meteorologist, arranged by Sheringham Horticultural
Society. Members Free, £3 for visitors. Collection in
aid of E. Anglian Childrens Hospice. Info: 825 364.
Friday 16th May
10- 12 noon: Sports Pavilion, Overstrand
Coffee Morning ~ For Save the Children. Cakes,
Books,Bric a Brac,Tombola,Raffle. Free Admission
2pm:Pilgrim Shelter,Trimingham
Gardening afternoon ~ ‘Hanging baskets’
£1.50 Tel Liz 834 965
7pm : Baconsthorpe Village Hall
Jumble Sale ~ various stalls, refreshments on sale.
Raffle. Admission is FREE.
Cromer Pavilion Theatre
The Crab & Lobster Festival ~ Opening Concert.
Seaside fun, folk & comedy hosted by Olly Day.
Sheringham Shantymen, La Grosse Erreur &
entertainment by Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer.
Special Events
Friday 9th May
2-4pm: Pilgrim Centre Trimingham
Craft Afternoon ~ all welcome come with your craft
or just come & chat craft ideas. Cost £1.50 Further
details June: 833 382
Saturday 10th May
9am - Midday: Nth Walsham community centre
Table Top Sale ~ Book Tables £5 on: 01692 402 116.
Organised by the North Walsham Players.
2 - 4pm: Erpingham Village Hall
Table Top Sale ~ On behalf of Thwaite Church.
Tombola & refreshments. To book a table at £5
ring Daphne Nichols on 761 704
7 for 7.30pm : Cromer Parish Hall
Quiz Night ~ Max 6 per team. £2 pp. or £7pp. to
include Fish & Chips. Book on 07775 830 907.
Raising funds for Cromer Skate Park.
Details www.cromerskatepark.co.uk.
7.30: Antingham Village Hall
Quiz Night ~ £3 pp. on door includes refreshments.
A raffle will also be held.
7.30pm for 8pm : Northrepps Village Hall
Decoy Road band ~ 50’s, 60’s & country music.
Buffet & raffle, all proceeds to Northrepps School.
Advance tickets from Northrepps School £5.
or £7 on the door.
9pm: Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham
Live To Love Another Day ~ Featuring Velvet Will
Reynolds performing his latest CD single on sale
in aid of E.Anglian Air Ambulance. Also Cliff As If,
Claire Reynolds & Dance Attitude. Free Admission.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th May
10am - 4pm: Suffield Park Bowls Club, Cromer.
Bowls Club Open Days ~ Bowls supplied, just wear
flat shoes.Club has good facilities & runs many other
events out of season. Light refreshments available.
Senior Citizen Services
For All The Odd Jobs You Hate
Painting & Decorating
Grass Cutting & Gardening
Fencing & Shed Repairs
All Odd Jobs Large & Small
Fast & Friendly Service
01263 515 250 07836 227 490
Painting & Decorating / Tiling / Woodwork / Assembling Flat Packs
Odd Jobs etc / Putting Up Shelves / Curtain Poles & Pictures
Small Electrical / Changing Light Switches, Sockets & Fittings
Clearing & Repairing Gutters / Small Plumbing Work
Fencing & Gatework & Lots More.
Call Brian Anytime : 01263 512 644
Mob 07789 634 817
Brians Handyman Services
Silver Surfers Computer Services
No problem!
Reliable, friendly, efficient service in the
comfort of your own home.
Andrew Benn 01263 761 133
Troubleshooting Lost Data Recovery
Upgrades Free Advice Tuition
A J B Builders
All types of Building work undertaken.
Plastering, Roofng, Brickwork, Installations,
Damp Proofng & Timber Protection work.
35 years experience.
Phone: 01263 649 347 or 07887 671 141
Call Mike at Clean Tech
01328 779 134
The Best Pub in Town
Stylish En-Suite rooms available.
Free Wifi.
Lovely home-cooked meals
available Tues - Sun
Saturday 10th May : 9pm
Folk on the Pier - The Bounty Hounds
Sunday 11th & 25th May : 8pm
Grumpy’s World Famous FREE Quiz
Saturday 24th May : 9pm
Drop the Clutch
Saturday 31st May : 9pm
Pat Nearney & Danny Platton
Sunday Lunches ~ 12noon - 4pm
Voted one of the Best Lunches
in Cromer . Booking advisable
Lunchtime Specials
Tuesdays - Fridays ~ 12 - 2.30pm
BT Sport Now Available
24 West Street
01263 512 275
Tuesday 13th May
All plumbing work, bathroom and kitchen installations undertaken,
tap repairs, blocked drains, blocked toilets, overfowing cisterns,
overfows, burst pipes, showers, immersion heaters, radiators,
wall and foor tiling, guttering, new installations. Free quotations.
Car Boot Sales
From 8am - Wednesdays Until Sept 3rd
Gold Park, Mundesley
Pitches : £6. tel: 722 103 Please NO food stalls.
9am - noon Saturdays ( 24th May - 6th Sept )
Bodham Playing Field
Set up 7 30am. tel: 588 228 to book pitch at £5.
Sorry no dogs.
1st Sunday of Month - from 10am Until Sept 7th
Gresham Village Park
Set up from 8.30am Pitches £5. Beverages on sale.
Info from Hayley on: 07765 633 549
Charity Garage Sale
Saturdays 9am-3pm (weather permitting)
Canaan Christian Centre
21 Holt Rd, Sheringham. Supporting women’s
refuge rebuilding project in Hungary.Tel: 478 372
Coronation Hall, Mundesley
26 Cromer Road
Contact: Graham Parker on 07796 461 586
Events Continued on Page 18
Crab Tales: 30 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9DS
Thursday 22nd May
Your European Parliament
Election Candidates
UK Independence Now
Paul Kevin Wiffen - Essex.
Karl Berresford Davies - London.
Raymond Charles Mitchell Spalding - Lincolshire.
Edmond Max Rosenthal - Surrey.
Rupert Smith - London.
Dennis James Wiffen - Bedfordshire
Betty Patricia Wiffen - Essex.
British National Party
Richard Andrew Perry - Essex.
Christopher Eric Livingstone - Essex.
Mark James Burmby - Essex.
Paul Stephen Hooks - Essex.
Stephen Leonard Smith - Canvey Island.
Philip David Howell - Essex.
Michael Edward Braun - Hornchurch.
Christian Peoples Alliance
Carl Shaun Clark - Norfolk.
Mark Anthony Clamp - Norfolk.
Chris Olley - Norfolk.
Stephen John Todd - Essex.
Jane Elizabeth Clamp - Thetford.
Kirsty Evans - Thetford.
Kevin John Austin - Norfolk.
Conservative Party
Vicky Ford - Cambridge.
Geoffrey Charles Van Orden - Suffolk.
David Campbell Bannerman - London.
John Christopher Flack - Essex.
Tom Hunt - Cambridgeshire.
Margaret Rowena Simons - Luton.
Jonathan Mark Thomas Collett - Warks.
English Democrats
Robin Tilbrook - Essex.
Charles Vickers - Hertfordshire.
Stephen Goldspink - Peterborough.
Maria Situmbeko - Peterborough.
Bridget Cowan - Herts.
Don Whitbread - Herts.
Jeremy Moss - Essex.
Green Party
Rupert Read - Norwich.
Mark Ereira - Suffolk.
Jill Mills - St Albans.
Ash Haynes - Norwich.
Marc Scheimann - Luton.
Robert Lindsay - Ipswich.
Fiona Jane Radic - Peterborough.
Labour Party
Richard Stuart Howitt - Cambridgeshire.
Alex Mayer Elba - Cambridgeshire.
Sandy Martin - Suffolk.
Bhavna Joshi - Hertfordshire.
Paul Anthony Bishop - Essex.
Jane Patricia Basham - Suffolk.
Chris Ostrowski - Hertfordshire
Liberal Democrats
Andrew Nicholas Duff - Cambridge.
Josephine Mary Hayes - Essex.
Belinda Brooks-Gordon - Cambridgeshire.
Stephen John Robinson - Chelmsford.
Michael Andrew Green - Hertfordshire.
Linda Jack - Luton.
Hugh Martin James Annand - Brussels. Belgium
Brian Denny - Essex.
Eleanor Mary Donne - Basildon.
Stephen William Glennon - Herts.
David John Goode - Cambridge.
Leonardo Impett - Cambridge.
Teresa Mary MacKay - Suffolk.
Emily Thompson-Golding - Essex.
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Patrick James O’Flynn - London.
Stuart Agnew - Norfolk.
Tim Mark Aker - Essex.
Michael Heaver - Cambridge.
Mick McGough - Essex.
Andy Monk - Huntingdon.
Mark James Hughes - Hertfordshire.
The ballot paper lists the political parties and
independent candidates as above. Under each
party name is a list of candidates who wish to
represent that party.
Put an X next to the party or independent
candidate that you wish to vote for.
If you make a mistake you can ask the polling
staff to give you another ballot paper.
Special Events
Saturday 17th May
10-noon :Stepping Stones Pre-School, Aldborough
Open Day ~ Look around our Pre-School while the
children enjoy fun activities. Further info: 768 766
or visit www.steppingstonesaldborough.co.uk
Evington Lawns, Cromer
The Crab & Lobster Festival ~ Seafood, cookery
demos, street entertainment, seafaring crafts, music,
comedy, film, food & craft stalls, seafood competitions
& seafood Paella night in the Festival marquee with
live music & bar. Cromer Museum: Fishermen’s
step dancing performances’. RNLI Henry Blogg
Museum: Make your own Crab Puppets.
Info: www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk
1 - 4pm: Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Book Sale ~ All books just 20p each (hardbacks pa-
perbacks, educational files) plus homemade cakes
50p a slice & tea/coffee 50p a cup. Tel Liz 834 965
Saturday 17th & Monday 19th May
Sat 11 - 4pm & Mon 10 - 2pm Cromer Parish Hall.
Great Book Sale ~ 10,000 books donated by Cromer
couple retiring from on-line book selling business.
Home-made cakes and drinks. In aid of the Cromer
Bells restoration project.
Sunday 18th May
Sheringham: Seaward end of town
The Crab & Lobster Festival ~ Seafood, cookery
demos, street entertainment, seafaring crafts, music,
comedy, film, food & craft stalls, seafood competitions
visit: www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk for details.
11am -4pm: West Runton Bowls Club
Open Day ~ Come and try the Game at no cost.
Reasonable priced Refreshments served all day.
All Ages Welcome. Dress Casual but smooth
flat soled shoes must be worn.
2.30-4.30pm: St. Mary Barningham Winter Church,
Matlaske. NR11 7HY.
Fundraising Concert ~ ‘Vocality’. Vocal ensemble
of 12 singers : Palestrina, Billy Joel, Mendelssohn
& Madness.Refreshments & cakes. Raffle. Parking
Proceeds to the Friends of Aldborough Surgery.
Monday 19th May
1.30-4pm: Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Whist ~ £1.50 all welcome. Tel Liz 834 965
7.30-8.30pm: Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Yoga ~ £5 Details Linda: 834 349
Tuesday 20th May
1.45-2.45pm :Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Slimming club ~ £2. Details Dot 834 506
Wednesday 21st May
10.30-noon:Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Coffee morning ~ in aid of Christian Aid. Bring &
Buy, 20p books, homemade scones & much more
Tel Margaret: 833 324
Friday 23rd May
2-4pm: Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham
Craft Afternoon ~ All welcome. Tel: 833 382
Saturday 24th May
from 8am: New hall field,
next to Woodlands Trimingham
CARBOOT Sale ~ tel Liz: 834 965
Saturday 24th - Monday 26th May
10am - 5pm: St Andrew’s Church Felmingham
Art Exhibition ~ (Sun 10am - 4.30 pm) All paintings
for sale. Refreshments. Also a tombola. All money
raised for The King’s Beck Benefice.
Saturday 24th - Sunday 26th May
11am - 5pm : St.Michael & All Angels, Sidestrand
Exhibition ~ Village archives & memorabilia ~
Sat 12-2pm : Norfolk Jazz playing. Sun & Mon: lace
making demonstration. Cream teas, sandwiches &
soft drinks. Parking available. Donations for
Sidestrand Church & Archive Group
Friday 30th May
From 12pm: Church Rooms, Mundesley
Soup & Pudding Lunch ~ Light Music & Raffle.
£4.00.All proceeds to All Saints’ Church Funds.
North Walsham
Sports Centre
Fun & games for 5-12 yr olds this half-term.
Tuesday 27th May
9.30 -10.30am ~ 5-12yrs. £2.50
10.45-11.45am ~ 5-12yrs. £2.50
12 -1pm ~ 5-12yrs. £2.50
Wednesday 28th May
Activity Day
10am-3pm~ 7-12yrs. £9.50
Thursday 29th May
World Cup Football ~ 9.30-11.30am. 7-12yrs. £3
Cricket ~ 11.45am-1.15pm. 7-12yrs. £2.50
Holiday Skate ~ 2-4pm. All ages. £2.50
Friday 30th May
Pirates ~ 9.30-11am. 7-12yrs. £2.50
Capture the Flag ~ 11.15am-12.45pm. 7-12yrs. £2.50
Dodgeball ~ 1- 2.30pm. 7-12pm. £2.50
Everyone planning to take part in the fun & games is
urged to book early as places always fill up quickly.
The closing date for receipt of bookings is
Friday 23rd May and there’s a 10% discount
for bookings received before 14th May.
Full info & booking forms can be downloaded & need
to be received, with payment, by Friday 23rd May.
visit: www.northnorfolk.org/sports
by Mundesley & District RBL Women’s
Section: Quality Jumble & Bric-a-brac.
We will collect, please contact
Jenny on 01692 400 877.
The Friends of Roughton School are
looking for Craft stalls for their Fete
on Saturday 5th July.
If you are interested in hiring a table
(only £5) please contact Jenny Disbrey
on: 01263 768 413 or: 07798 766 779
Alex Salmond...
...was visiting a Scottish primary school and the
class was discussing words and their meanings.
The teacher asked Mr. Salmond if he would like
to lead the discussion on the word ‘Tragedy’.
So the illustrious SNP leader asked the class
for an example of a ‘Tragedy’.
A little boy stood up and offered: “If ma best
freen, wha’ lives on a ferm, is playin’ in the
feld and a tractor rins ower him and kills
him, that wid be a tragedy.”
“Incorrect”, said Alex, in his best trying-not-
to-sound-too- patronising-Scottish-accent,
“That would be an accident.”
A little girl then raised her hand: “If a school
bus kerryin’ ffty children drove ow’r a cliff,
killing a’body inside, that wid be a tragedy”
‘I’m afraid not’, explained Alex, “that’s what
we would refer to as a great loss’’.
The room went silent. No other children
volunteered. Alex searched the room.
“Isn’t there someone here who can give
me an example of a tragedy?”
Finally, at the back of the room, a wee lad
raised his hand and, in a quiet voice, said:
“If a plane kerryin’ you and your deputy ‘ wiz
struck by a ‘freendly fre’ missile & blawn tae
smithereens, that wid be a tragedy.”
“Fantastic!” exclaimed Alex, “and can you
tell me why that would be a tragedy?”
“Weel, says the lad, “it has tae be a tragedy,
because it certainly widnae be a great loss,
& it probably widnae be an accident either!”
Thanks to Russell Sparkes for this.
Crab Tales: e-mail - philip.keddell@sky.com - telephone: 01263 726 831
Bold colours &
dynamic lines
capturing the
beauty and
simplicity of
North Norfolk
Woodland House, Nut Lane, Northrepps
Tel: 01263 579 498
Nick White
A mixed exhibition of
photography of jazz
and other musicians
and recent collage
& photo-based work
reflecting personal
The Old Vicarage, Church Road, Bacton
Tel: 01692 651 712
24th May - 8th June
Norfolk & Norwich Open
Studios gives visitors the
opportunity to see new
art, meet artists, and buy
original artworks directly
from their creators.
Studios are FREE to visit.
The artworks featured
here are just a very small
selection of Artists taking
part in our area.
For full details see the
Open Studios brochure,
which is available
in many venues across Norfolk, or download
a version from: nnopenstudios.org.uk
Each artist is listed alphabetically within a
geographical district of the county.
Mary Richardson
Figurative animal
Cold cast bronze,
iron and aluminium.
Paintings in oil and
The Cottage, Hennesseys Loke, Edingthorpe Green
Tel: 01692 402 738
June Crawshaw
Watercolour - Oil -
Acrylics - Mixed Media.
General subjects.
free style.
21 Beckmeadow Way
Tel 01263 720 656
Dennis Hales
Turned local woods. Use
of water dyes, pigments,
gilded wall pieces. Fruit
displays, table centres,
Windermere, St. Johns Rd.
Stalham.Tel:01692 581 095
Andrew King ROI
East Anglian landscapes,
oil & watercolour, painted
freely, often on location.
Also France & Italy.
Pond Cottage,
Long Lane, Colby
Tel: 01263 761 737
Alwyn Crawshaw
Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil
most subjects including
Norfolk landscapes -
representational style.
21 Beckmeadow Way.
Tel: 01263 720 656
Barrington Farm
Over 40 artists with
learning difficulties.
Drawing, painting,
printmaking, textiles &
sculpture, this is one
studio not to miss.
Walcott. NR12 0PF. Tel: 01692 650 707
Jo Arnold
Handbuilt ceramics
sculptural and functional
exploring clothing,
human forms, politics,
Sugar & Spice Cafe
Coast Road
Tel: 01692 652 205
Sheila Robinson
Celebrating the beauty
& diversity of nature
with landscapes &
animals in acrylic on
canvas, drawings,
prints and sculptures.
10 Chapel Road
Tel: 01263 834 462
Crab Tales: 30 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9DS
9am - 5pm
10am - 4pm
3 x 75
Bedding Plants & Hanging Baskets Now in Stock
Morning Coffees & Scones ~ 11.30am
Daily Specials Board
Sunday Roast ~ £7.95
3m Gazebo : £79.99 2.5m Gazebo : £59.99