A ‘pier back in time’: Cromer’s Seaside Special celebrates 40 years
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Nothing epitomises the north Norfolk coast quite like Cromer Pier.
With its offerings of candyfloss, arcade games and shows at the Pavilion Theatre, it's no wonder that this is one of the most popular attractions in the county.
The highlight of visiting the pier is arguably the Cromer Pier show, which will celebrate its 40th Anniversary when the show returns on June 24.
The pier has been a landmark in Cromer since 1391, and back then was nothing more than a 210ft wooden jetty.
In the coming years the original pier was swept away to be replaced by an even shorter 70ft pier in 1846. Even this didn't last long, and eventually in the early 20th century, a 500ft iron pier was built.
1936 saw the start of what would go on to be one of Cromer's crown jewels, with Richard Condon's SeaSide Special making its debut.
In 2000 the pier was awarded 'Pier of the Year' and has gone on from strength to strength ever since.
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Here, we look back at some of the highlights.