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Your Town | Sheringham

Population: 7,143

Nearby Towns: Cromer, Holt, North Walsham

Fishing was at the heart of Sheringham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before the town was transformed into a holiday resort.

A 200 strong fleet dwindled to a handful, but the railways came along and brought in coaches full of holidaymakers to change the town’s fortunes.

The town’s history, and a unique collection of its old lifeboats, are housed in two seafront museums.

The town’s Little Theatre is a busy community-run arts venue, whose summer drama programme is one of the few remaining repertory seasons in the country.

The North Norfolk Railway heritage rail station chuffs with steam trains, and just outside the town is the National Trust’s scenic Sheringham Park, famous for its rhododendrons.

Eight members of a north Norfolk-based amateur radio group have been teaching girl guides how to contact colleagues around the world as part of Thinking on The Air Day.

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Trains between Norwich and Sheringham have been disrupted due to a signalling fault at North Walsham.

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A public consultation for a huge wind farm has been dubbed “cosmetic” by a community group - but the energy firm behind it insists it went beyond what was required.

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Hundreds of hardy souls braved the icy cold waters of the North Sea for the Boxing Day charity dip at Cromer, and a cheque for £4,450 has been presented to the Stroke Association.

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Crime buffs in north Norfolk get the chance to decide the guilt or innocence of a man in a murder mystery brought to life by former detective Gary Powell.

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Sheringham to Norwich train cancelled

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A morning train from Sheringham to Norwich has been cancelled today because of a fault.

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Emergency services in Great Yarmouth have teamed up to provide even quicker response times for ambulance crews.

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When former nurse Penny Bevan Jones founded Sheringham-based health and wellbeing charity Excel 2000 in 1993, she took inspiration from her own experiences of battling physical and mental health problems.

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An intrepid brain injury survivor from north Norfolk has just completed the fourth leg of the Clipper 17/18 Round the World Yacht Race.

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The future of Sheringham Community Centre could be decided by residents, after the town council called a special meeting aimed at addressing a £45,000 a year deficit.

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A play set in north Norfolk that wowed audiences at the Holt Festival has been optioned by the TV production company behind Father Ted and Outnumbered.

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Birdwatchers from across the country have been heading to a north Norfolk seaside resort to see a rare bird normally found during the winter in southern Europe.

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History does not record whose original idea it was - but 25 years ago a group of budding thespians decided there was enough talent in a north Norfolk village to support an annual pantomime.

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Two north Norfolk men with more than 50 years’ experience of rambling between them have been given long service achievement awards.

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A controversial 30-home retirement village under construction in Sheringham is expected to be opened by summer.

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Rail passengers travelling between Norwich and Sheringham have been warned to expect delays.

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A laugh-out-loud coming of age comedy about sexual identity that was a hit at last year’s Holt Festival is being rolled out across the county.

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A new Specsavers store is opening in Sheringham on Friday, January 19.

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About 600 children and staff were evacuated from a north Norfolk school after the fire alarm went off.

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Rail conductor/guards employed by Greater Anglia are to walk out on strike again for three days – but the company insists passengers in Norfolk should not face any disruption.

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A person has died after being hit by a train in Norwich this morning.

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A person has been hit by a train in Norfolk this morning.

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Another North Norfolk district councillor has quit the Conservative group, in the latest in a string of similar resignations.

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Fossil hunters are being urged to leave “well alone” pieces of ordnance that have washed up on north Norfolk beaches.

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Sell-out panto shows at Sheringham have provided a bonus to the coffers of the town’s Little Theatre.

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Video: Storm Eleanor causes disruption across Norfolk

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Storm Eleanor is causing disruption across Norfolk with fallen trees, power cuts and disruption to some rail services.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb will attend a special screening of the feature documentary film Unrest at the Sheringham Little Theatre next week.

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Capital funding for a £13.3m investment in sporting facilities in north Norfolk has been agreed by councillors.

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The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has become quite a cult figure among the young and Granny Corbyn - in the shape of a north Norfolk schoolgirl - came to the rescue in Aldborough Primary School’s Christmas show.

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Toys and presents collected by the Aylsham and Sheringham branches of Hays Travel for their fifth annual Santa’s Sleigh Appeal have been handed over to the regional children’s charity Break.

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A slimmer lost 7st after being shamed into action following a frightening wake-up call on a Welsh mountain.

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Sheringham students once again travelled across Europe to take part in Robotex, the continent’s biggest robotics festival.

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A new book from Cromer-based Poppyland Publishing digs deeper into the 19th century phenomenon that was Poppyland.

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North Norfolk is set to get a new £10m leisure centre with a swimming pool and a £2.6m indoor tennis centre with a gym.

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A person has died at the scene of a train crash at Roughton Road train station.

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Rail services are being disrupted after a person was hit by a train between Cromer and Gunton this morning.

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A £12.6m investment in state-of-the-art sporting facilities in North Norfolk will go before Cabinet councillors for approval on Monday, December 4.

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A man jumped out from behind a bus stop and attacked a woman who fell to the ground and injured her face.

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A fly-tipper has been fined £600 and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs after illegally dumping waste in North Norfolk.

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The number of people seeking help at the Cromer and district foodbank rose by 15pc this year.

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Fraudsters are using the Postcode Lottery to scam victims into thinking they have won six-figure payouts.

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The owner of jewellery stolen during a burglary in Sheringham is desperate to get some of the items back, because of their significant sentimental value.

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A West Runton student has been named as a finalist in the Association of Colleges’ national Student of the Year awards.

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North Norfolk really is the best place to swim with all six Blue Flag award-winning beaches judged to have excellent bathing water by the government.

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A car ended up on its side after a road crash in Holt Road, Upper Sheringham.

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British Lions, England and Leicester Tigers brothers Tom and Ben Youngs have become the first honorary members of RNLI Sheringham’s lifeboat crew.

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A charity fundraising team is inviting families to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost to cancer, at a Christmas lights service at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham.

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Take a trip down memory lane with our wonderful photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at the seaside town of Sheringham, situated in North Norfolk.

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Noisy motorbikes and vehicles is the hot topic in Sheringham.

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A multi-million pound sporting facility in Sheringham could partly be paid for by a new hotel.

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Fishing has always been one of the mainstays of the north Norfolk economy, and these archive photographs show how much it has featured in the region’s daily life.

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The date for the Christmas lights switch-on in Sheringham has been announced.

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We take a look at the finalists in the Skills of Tomorrow category of the EDP Business Awards 2017.

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Rail passengers are set to experience widespread disruption as work on a major modernisation plan gets under way.

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A north Norfolk church is taking a phone company to court after it failed to abide by Ombudsman rules stating it had acted incorrectly.

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A new housing development in Sheringham called Beaumaris Court has been named after an historic hotel.

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More signalling experience days will be held by North Norfolk Railway (NNR) next year.

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A decision on whether to knock down the old Shannocks hotel in Sheringham has been deferred.

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Despite the open rivalry between the seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer, the business community of both joined together (however briefly) to discuss the economic challenges which both their tourist-driven economies face.

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Tributes have been paid to David Shepherd, the former owner of North Norfolk Railway’s (NNR) popular Black Prince locomotive, who has died.

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They are just a few miles apart and rivalry between Sheringham and Cromer in north Norfolk has always been intense.

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Four friends took part in a great adventure when they cycled from one animal sanctuary to another wearing animal-themed fancy dress to raise money.

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Firefighters from Norfolk stations will no longer respond to medical emergencies, raising fears lives could be put at risk.

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History fans turned out in force at Sheringham and Holt this morning, as the North Norfolk Railway’s annual 1940s weekend got underway with songs, stories and spam sandwiches.

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It was a case of love at first sight when Norwich railway worker Tom Harbord met fellow vintage fan Sarah Evans at a dance held as part of the North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend three years ago.

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Five friends wearing animal-themed fancy dress are cycling 30 miles from one animal sanctuary to another to raise money.

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Calls have been made for a Norfolk councillor to be reprimanded and removed from a position of leadership at a parish council, after she was found to have breached the code of conduct.

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Every possible vantage point was taken by people desperate to see steam locomotive 90775 haul a special train from the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) at Sheringham, after its revamp.

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A field in north Norfolk may not be the first place you would think to look for bejewelled relics, but one Norfolk resident was just that lucky.

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A multi-million pound project which could prevent homes in north Norfolk from sinking into the sea has been launched after a development agreement was signed.

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It’s normally its sister railway bridge less than a mile away in Cromer Road that is notorious for being clipped by tall vehicles - but this time it happened at the Norwich Road bridge in North Walsham.

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A former famous Norfolk regiment and a very different kind of war hero are to be honoured in a ceremony at Sheringham.

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North Norfolk District Council has been urged to check the potential health impact on residents, and push for the least physically demanding option, should the Hornsea Project Three development be built 120km off the coast.

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The region’s biggest green lifestyle event, organised by North Norfolk District Council, is back.

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Passenger numbers were “good” at North Norfolk Railway’s autumn steam gala, despite one of the guest locomotives not being present.

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Pensioners could benefit after planners agreed that more than 130 new retirement homes will be built in north Norfolk.

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North Norfolk is set to be transported back in time for a celebration of the style, culture and character of the wartime era.

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A selfless street sweeper has been hailed a hero after he dived into the sea to save two girls from drowning during his rounds in a North Norfolk seaside resort.

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Do you remember when Diana came to Sheringham?

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It is still one of the busiest train lines in Norfolk, bringing tourists to the coast.

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A north Norfolk railway station will be festooned in bunting when volunteers hold their annual tea party to raise funds for the gardens.

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August Bank Holiday is fast approaching and along with it comes the much anticipated three-day spectacle, north Norfolk’s friendliest festival, Trunchonbury.

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A north Norfolk community amateur sports club can offer youngsters more training courses and expand, thanks to a grant from Sheringham Shoal Community Fund.

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Students are celebrating at Sheringham High School after it recorded a 70pc pass rate at A*-C grades in its A-Level results.

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A fundraiser known as the Three Peaks (Norfolk) challenge held at the end of the Sheringham Carnival raised more than £2,000 for charities and good causes.

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One of Britain’s most elusive butterflies has been spotted for a third time in north Norfolk.

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One of Britain’s most elusive butterflies has twice been spotted at the National Trust’s Sheringham Park in north Norfolk.

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A turf-cutting ceremony for a new £588,000 community hub was attended by the oldest man in a north Norfolk village.

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The Rotary Club of North Norfolk held a charity golf day at the Royal Cromer Golf Club in aid of the Admiral Nurses Project.

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A truly North Norfolk ale is on the way after the Sheringham Horticultural Society and the Norfolk Brewhouse teamed up to plant a hop garden.

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An award-winning documentary about sixth-formers at a Norfolk special needs school gives a unique insight into their lives.

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A pub that appeared to have the sword of Damocles hanging over it has risen like a phoenix from the ashes, and a new tearoom and deli are now being opened there.

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More than 400 patients have been helped by a lifesaving partnership between firefighters and ambulance staff in Norfolk.

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Hundreds of people lined the streets in Sheringham to show their appreciation of the RNLI, as it celebrated 150 years in the town.

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More than 12,000 pints were pulled at North Norfolk Railways’ 16th annual beer festival.

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It’s just an overgrown, semi-derelict field now, but soon it will house the hub of a north Norfolk village.

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Forty-eight hours non-stop playing pool sounds like a tough challenge.

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North Norfolk Railways’ 16th annual beer festival is well under way with over 120 real ales, 40 ciders and a selection of fruit beers, lagers and soft drinks to choose from.

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A campaign to shame dog owners into cleaning up after their pets in north Norfolk continues to pay off after a second culprit was fined for failing to pick up at a local beauty spot.

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