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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.

Norwich City and Ipswich Town fans at Carrow Road in 2015. Picture  Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
16/05/2015

Greater Anglia is running extra train services on Sunday for football supporters travelling to Norwich for the Championship local derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town.

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Sir William Cubitt , Lady Cubitt and Hugh Harkett with the loco team, platform staff and guards: Pictures: Leigh Caudwell

Train crews and station staff at North Norfolk Railway were praised during a visit by the High Sheriff of Norfolk.

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Photo: Sonya Duncan

Rail passengers have today been facing disruption on many services in and out of Norwich.

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Sheringham railway station. Picture: Ian Burt

One of the region’s most popular visitor attractions has secured another award for its work in bringing back mainline dining excursions.

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Parts of the comedy film Chick-Lit were filmed at the Hunny Bell. Pictures: Stody Estate

A north Norfolk pub frequented by Hollywood’s finest is seeking a new community-focused tenant.

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Nearly 30 public call boxes will be removed from towns and villages in north Norfolk, following a consultation with BT. Photo: Simon Finlay.

Nearly 30 public call boxes - many of them the classic red box - will be removed from towns and villages in north Norfolk, following a consultation with BT.

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Len Fiske (left) outside the North Walsham butchers shop he worked at, with wartime pal Paddy Fleming. Photo: supplied

Len Fiske spent three and a half years as a prisoner at Japanese camps during the Second World War and his stepson Robert Craske, 69, said the veteran never fully forgave the Japanese.

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Sheringham pharmacist Scott Murray wins an award: Picture: Mike Norman / Maxim Photo

A Sheringham pharmacist has won an award for giving exceptional help to a customer.

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George Crawley (Director of Playing for Cake) on the left, Mandy Beresford (Community Respiratory Nurse Specialist & Clinical Team Lead - Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chair of the Sheringham Breathe Easy Support Group) and Tina Blaber-Wegg.

Inspired by a friend’s illness a duo launched a community interest company (CIC) which uses music to improve health and wellbeing.

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The NDR bridge over Plumstead Road is installed.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A road in Norwich which was shut while the first major bridge beams on the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road were hoisted into place has reopened.

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The NDR bridge over Plumstead Road is installed.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A bridge which will one day carry thousands of cars travelling on the £178.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road is taking shape.

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Work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Drivers have been reminded that a city road has shut because a bridge which will carry the Norwich Northern Distributor Road is having its main beams lifted into place.

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Work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Work on a significant milestone in construction of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road -- which will mean a three day road closure - has been delayed by a day because of bad weather.

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Home-Start Norwich volunteers from the north Norfolk area. Picture: SENT IN BY HOME-START NORWICH

Volunteers are becoming increasingly important for vital charity services amid funding cuts.

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Cromer crematorium is the first in north Norfolk and is set to open on January 16.

The first funeral is set to take place at the new crematorium in Cromer next week, it has been confirmed.

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Protest outside Norwich Station against the rise in train fares.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Campaigners against the new year increase to train fares are gathering outside Norwich Railway Station today.

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No phone signal. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Action is being promised in the new year to secure improved mobile phone coverage from service providers.

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Mundesley Hospital has revealed plans to extend and refurbish its building in Gimingham Road. Picture: SMG

It has applied to North Norfolk District Council for permission to make alterations to an existing wing to create six new bedrooms for patients, including an overnight guest room which could provide the link to a further expansion of the property.

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Sheringham mayor David Gooch and Norfolk Constabulary's District Commander for North Norfolk and Broadland, Superintendent Stuart Gunn.

Sheringham mayor David Gooch praised Norfolk Constabulary for its policing of the area - and then warned he wouldn’t like to see it change.

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Foundation piles at the Northern Distributor Road Rackheath rail bridge. Pic: Norfolk County Council.

Work described by council officers as “critical” in the building of the controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road has been completed two months ahead of schedule.

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Stills from the film Our Daily Bread (1938) which will be featured in Sounds of Silents: The Pasture and Plough at Octagon Chapel for the 2016 Norwich Sound and Vision festival. Credit: East Anglian Film Archive.

Films of rural life in days gone by are starring in a special event at this year’s Norwich Sound and Vision festival.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A signalling problem caused delays on the rail line between Cromer and Sheringham on Tuesday morning.

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A train on the Bittern Line. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Bittern Line has reopened following a bridge bash at North Walsham this morning.

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A train on the Bittern Line. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Bittern Line trains between Norwich and Sheringham are running up to 20 minutes late, or being cancelled, this morning following reports of a bridge bash.

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Updated: Missing pensioner found in Norwich

Friday, September 2, 2016
Police have appealed for information. Picture: Ian Burt

A man reported missing whilst travelling from Sheringham to Norwich has been found.

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Aerial picture of the work on the Fir Covert Road roundabout. Pic: Mike Page

Work to tie new roundabouts on the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road in with existing roads could be carried out overnight.

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Bungalow Lane level crossing.

A man was taken to hospital after being struck by at train on the line between Norwich and Brundall Gardens on Wednesday afternoon.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train.  
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It has been announced that Abellio Greater Anglia has won the new nine year contract to run rail services in the region for the next nine years and we want to know your reaction to the news.

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North Norfolk District Council is launching a crackdown on derelict buildings. A list of unsightly properties has been produced with owners being urged to make improvements or make a planning compulsory purchase on the property in question. Shannocks Hotel in Sheringham. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Fears have been voiced that a beauty spot in one of the coast’s most popular tourist resorts could descend into a wasteland for years to come if controversial plans to demolish a landmark building are approved.

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Sheringham Primary staff and pupils set sail in a new, £30,000 pirate ship climbing frame. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Swashbuckling Sheringham Primary School pupils celebrated the start of the summer holidays this week, by setting sail on a pirate ship-themed adventure play centre.

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Paul Seaman, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service's project lead, welcomes the new initiative.

A life-saving partnership which will see firefighters from seven Norfolk stations deployed to cardiac arrests, alongside ambulance crews, will start today.

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Insurance broker Andrew Cunningham-Brown has been selected as Sheringham's next town crier. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

It is a place that has always had plenty to shout about. And now Sheringham is set to welcome a new town crier.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train.  
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Trains between Norwich and Sheringham are returning to normal following a points failure at Cromer which blocked the line.

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Carer holding hands of senior woman. Photo: Getty Images

Looking for work in the medical or carer sectors? There are currently 127 positions available across the county online at Jobs24.

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Sheringham toy shop owner Barry Starling handing a mug commemorating the Queen's 90th birthday to four-year-old Ladybird Pre-School Nursery members Ruby and Ellis. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

When Sheringham toy shop owner Barry Starling heard that the town council planned to hand out mugs to local children to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday, he was keen to make sure youngsters at Ladybird Pre-School Nursery, which his late wife helped found, didn’t miss out.

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Yoga instructor Emily Moll and her class members celebrating the summer solstice with a yoga session at St Mary's Priory, Beeston Regis. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Yoga fans from all over north Norfolk gathered at historic landmark St Mary’s Priory, at Beeston Regis, to mark the longest day of the year on Monday.

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Opinion: Ten reasons to move to West Norfolk

Friday, June 17, 2016
The sunset on Hunstanton Beach in Norfolk.  Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Rural villages, rolling countryside and rich history are just a few of the things that make West Norfolk an ideal place to take up residence.

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Jean Deans joins in the street party fun at Sheringham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The success of road closures for a street party in Sheringham to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday may reinvigorate plans for town centre pedestrian-only zones.

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Heavy rain causing flash flooding in Wroxham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Hefty showers and stormy weather caused problems across the region last night as several areas experienced flash-flooding.

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Sheringham Primary School pupils join Sheringham Mayor David Gooch, Sheringham town crier Tony Nelson and Brian Farrow from the Sheringham Shantymen at the town clock to promote the Queen's birthday street party on June 11. Picture: CHRISTAYLORPHOTO.CO.UK

Plans to host one of the longest street parties in the county have hit a dead end - after organisers failed to apply for the road to be closed. But the celebrations are still going ahead.

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The BMW 330 involved in a collision on the A148 near Sheringham. Photo: Robyn Templeman

Calls have been made for further safety improvements following the latest accident at a busy north Norfolk junction.

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Pictured: Wells beach. Picture: Stephen Mole Photos

From struggling with tourists to learning to cope with extreme weather conditions, here are eleven things you’ve probably experienced if you live on the North Norfolk Coast.

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Deckchairs on Cromer beach.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Ten of our region’s beaches will be flying flags this summer to show visitors they are among the best in the country.

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Mayor David Gooch with Sheringham Fairtrade group Brenda Smith, Sheringham WI president Liz Withington and twinning association chairman Evelyn Meakin. Picture: Karen Bethell

The chain of office will be worn by Sheringham Mayor David Gooch for a another year after he was re-elected to office.

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Dr David M Waterhouse, Senior Curator of Natural History’ at Norfolk Museums Service.

Fears have been voiced that clues to north Norfolk’s past could be consigned to history – by overzealous fossil hunters digging for mammoths.

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Organisers and supporters of the BREAK Charity which runs the Stody Cross Country around the Stody Estate near Holt celebrates it's 10th year and having raised £10,000 in the last race in February. Pictured from left Ross Haddow, Sarah Bunn, Penny Chapman, Kate MacNicol and Jeremy Bolam.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

More than 500 fundraisers, young and old alike, entered the tenth annual Hunny Bell Cross Country at Stody Estate, near Holt,

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Sheringham Carnival Parade 2012. Tony Nelson, Sheringham Town Crier.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

It is a noble tradition with origins dating from medieval times – so when it was suggested that two rival seaside resorts could share a town crier a chorus of consternation ensued.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Train services between Norwich and Sheringham are delayed by up to 40 minutes due to a points failure at Cromer.

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The railway bridge on Aylsham Road in North Walsham which was struck by a shipping container being hauled by an articulated lorry.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Trains have been delayed and vehicles diverted in North Walsham after a lorry hit the railway bridge on Aylsham Road.

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Abellio train at Sheringham rail station.

Rail passengers have criticised the standard of service in north Norfolk after they were left facing a three hour detour home following a points failure.

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Sheringham David Gooch and town Crier Tony Nelson wave off the cars. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

They are their owners’ pride and joy and after a final lick of polish and, in some cases, gentle encouragement, the assembled collection of hundreds of classic cars was ready to roll.

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Fifteen-year-old Sheringham High School student Cameron Richards, who has been named among the top 100 students in the country in an annual maths contest attracting more than 200,000 young people from all over the UK. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A north Norfolk teenage maths whizz has been named in the top 100 students nationally, in an annual competition attracting more than 200,000 young people from all over the UK.

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Beeston Regis Parish Council vice-chairman Roy Beckley.

Beeston Regis Parish Council has intervened to ensure children in the neighbouring village don’t miss out.

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Cromer town crier Jason Bell is pictured with Sheringham town crier Tony Nelson.

Controversial proposals for two coastal communities, with a rivalry going back centuries, to share a town crier appear to be in tatters – after the man most likely to be appointed to the role ruled himself out.

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Andrew Barnes MD of the Bure Valley Railway. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It might be the adjacent railway which takes most of the focus, but since its creation the Bure Valley path has become a popular attraction in its own right.

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The Queen on a visit to Norfolk. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Every school child who lives in Sheringham will be presented with a special mug to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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Sheringham's current town crier Tony Nelson. Nobody has come forward to replace him, meaning the role could be merged with Cromer. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

They are neighbouring seaside towns separated by just five miles, but with a rivalry going back centuries.

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Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

An elderly man suffered a cut and bruising and swelling to his arm during an attack by a dog on Sheringham beach.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train.  
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A number of train services to and from Norwich have been cancelled today due to Abellio Greater Anglia experiencing a high level of sickness amongst their staff.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Community rail partnerships across the region are to receive a boost after train operator Abellio Greater Anglia pledged extra support.

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Paraglider over Beeston Bump near Sheringham on Wednesday afternoon. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A 13 year old boy has been rescued after getting into difficulty while climbing on cliffs in north Norfolk.

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On street parking charges campaigners gather to show their opposition to the proposed introduction of on-street parking charges to Cromer and Sheringham. Pictured are Tim Adams, Mayor of Cromer, Tracey Khalil, President of Cromer & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce and David Gooch, Mayor of Sheringham. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Sheringham mayor David Gooch this week claimed the introduction of on-street parking meters in north Norfolk would be “an absolute nightmare”.

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Ronald Wolsey when he retired from Wymondham College in 1992.

Tributes have been paid to a former principal whose actions secured a well regarded college its future.

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Work in Progress, Norwich's NDR photo by David Harper

These photos show how the landscape is changing - and work progressing on the Northern Distributor Road (NDR).

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Aerial picture by Chris Taylor/christaylorphoto.co.uk of Sheringham Museum welcoming back the B702 Atlantic 75 Lifeboat which served in Sheringham and is now to be housed within the refitted museum when it reopens later in the year..

Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR/christaylorphoto.co.uk

In its heyday, it tore across the waters of the North Norfolk coast at top throttle.

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