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By Donna-louise bishop, Reporter
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A seaside tourist attraction is set to appear on a BBC antiques programme tomorrow.
Sheringham’s Fishermen’s Heritage Centre, which houses the historic Henry Ramey Upcher lifeboat, was visited by a team of producers from BBC two’s Antiques Road Trip.
The team decided to include a short piece about the famous lifeboat for the programme, which will air at 5.15pm tomorrow.
Paula Chapman, secretary of Sheringham and District Society, which oversees the Westcliff-based museum, said the BBC team spent most of the morning looking around the centre and getting ideas for the programme.
They then suggested coming back on May 18 to film and spent from around 9am to 3pm at the centre.
Mrs Chapman said: “The day went really quickly with the TV crew taking many retakes as the RAF had chosen that morning to practise manoeuvres over Sheringham, causing numerous interruptions.”
Built in 1894, the lifeboat which is over 34ft in length and made from larch planking with an oak stern, saved 202 lives in very difficult circumstances.
More than 10,700 people visited the centre between Easter and the end of September this year – 1,200 more than in 2011.