Photo gallery: Dramatic sea rescue and live music keeps crowds entertained at Cromer Lifeboat Day

PUBLISHED: 08:48 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 08:48 04 August 2014

Cromer Lifeboat Day. Picture: Dave Hubba Roberts

Cromer Lifeboat Day. Picture: Dave Hubba Roberts


A simulated ship fire and a dramatic sea rescue signalled the launch of the annual Cromer Lifeboat Day which drew thousands to the seafront.

Cromer Lifeboat Day. Picture: Dave Hubba RobertsCromer Lifeboat Day. Picture: Dave Hubba Roberts

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.”

Cromer Lifeboat Day. Picture: Dave Hubba RobertsCromer Lifeboat Day. Picture: Dave Hubba Roberts

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?”

Are you organising a community event? Email


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now


Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Commented

Latest from the EDP

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 6°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the EDP
digital edition