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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Cromer Pier manager Ian Hall is moving on after seven years running the landmark and its Pavilion Theatre.
Mr Hall is heading off to join a project management company dealing with visitor attractions in the UK and abroad.
Pier managers Openwide Coastal said his time in charge of the pier has seen the venue change from a summer season visit without even a cup of tea available for up to five months of the winter, to becoming an all-year-round attraction with a diary of shows and a level of support and customer loyalty that is the envy of many other theatres.
Mr Hall, who will help find his successor, said: “I am sorry to be leaving Cromer. The pier is an incredible place to work each day. The location is fabulous and it has been an honour to be involved with the continuing success of the famous end-of-the-pier show Seaside Special.”
He felt the future of the pier, currently undergoing refurbishment works, was “a very bright one.”
John Lee, cabinet member for tourism, leisure and cultural services for North Norfolk District Council which owns the pier, praised Mr Hall’s work in making the venue a success and said his successor will have a hard act to follow.�
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a garden pond today.
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