Champagne celebration as lifeboat hero Henry Blogg’s boat returns to Cromer

Cromer mayor Tim Adams at the official ceremony marking the installation of the QJ and J at North Lo

Cromer mayor Tim Adams at the official ceremony marking the installation of the QJ and J at North Lodge Park. Picture: DAVE ROBERTS - Credit: Archant

It was truly a champagne moment to mark the long-awaited return to Cromer of lifeboat hero Henry Blogg's last fishing boat. Corks were popped and the bubbly sprayed over the QJ and J during the ceremony at North Lodge Park.

The official ceremony marking the return of Henry Blogg's fishing boat the QJ and J to Cromer. Pictu

The official ceremony marking the return of Henry Blogg's fishing boat the QJ and J to Cromer. Picture: DAVE ROBERTS - Credit: Archant

The boat's restored hull now sits proudly next to the bust of Henry Blogg on the cliff top. The occasion on Sunday was the culmination of a three year restoration by volunteers at the Museum of the Broads, Stalham Staithe. Mr Blogg used the boat in the 1930s to earn a living as a crab fisherman.

Cromer mayor Tim Adams said: 'This is a fantastic tribute to one of Cromer's greatest and it is really important that we have the boat home where it should be. It has been a long time coming and a lot of work has gone into this particularly by the QJ and J Preservation Society and Museum of the Broads.'

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