October 23 2014 Latest news:
Monday, August 4, 2014
A simulated ship fire and a dramatic sea rescue signalled the launch of the annual Cromer Lifeboat Day which drew thousands to the seafront.
Life music, stalls, tombola and stretcher races kept the crowds entertained today while raising money for the RNLI in Cromer.
The event was aimed to support the charity, and this year was said to be bigger and better than previous years, with more attractions and stalls along the promenade.
The fundraising target was £1,000, but Audrey Smith, of the Cromer RNLI, said they were hoping to double their target.
“It is a brilliant day,” she said, “everyone looks happy and it is wonderful to see so many people coming out to support it.”
Visitors had a rare chance to tour the lifeboat station, climbing on board the boat and meeting her crew.
And there was music from The Yow Yows, a falconry and owl display, lifeguard demonstrations and an afternoon performance from the Sheringham Shantymen.
RNLI Cromer chairman Tony Webster said: “So far it has been brilliant. There were very good demonstrations with thousands of people watching from the cliffs. All the stalls are doing very well and it has been a lovely sunny day, what more could you want?”
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