Call for volunteers to help restore the Marrams shelter in Cromer with BBC Countryfile

The Marrams shelter, Runton Road, Cromer; Photo credit: Donna-Louise Bishop.

The Marrams shelter, Runton Road, Cromer; Photo credit: Donna-Louise Bishop.


Volunteers are being urged to come forward to help with the restoration of a pre second world war landmark in Cromer, which will be aired on BBC Countryfile.

It comes after a long-standing concern about the state of three shelters in the town, one at the Marrams on west cliff, and two at North Lodge Park.

Presenters Matt Baker, Julia Bradbury, Ellie Harrison, Adam Henson and John Craven will be pitching in this week to help restore the old Marrams shelter, off Runton Road.

Cromer Town Council clerk Julie Chance said repairs had already started on the two shelters in North Lodge Park.

She said: “Tony Turner at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) said they wouldn’t forget the Marrams shelter. Then Countryfile contacted us and NNDC to say they wanted to do a project on the coast. NNDC put forward the Marrams shelter and a shelter in Sheringham.

“Countryfile chose the Marrams. They are going to do part of the shelter for the filming on Thursday and Friday, then they will complete it. The repairs and painting will be under the control of NNDC.”

The team are still looking for volunteers, or groups of volunteers, to help with sanding and painting. Initial work on the shelter has already started this week and will continue today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).

Researchers from the programme are also keen to hear people’s stories about the shelter from years gone by.

● Anyone interested in taking part or sharing any memories is asked to ring Countryfile researcher Susie Rack on 0121 567 6621 or email

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