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Sheringham celebrates Norfolk Day with charity and community events

PUBLISHED: 17:22 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:36 30 July 2018

Norfolk Day Splash: (from left): Splash general manager Stephen Mews, Lynn Tyler, Nicky Nichols and Ash Allen. Photo: Karen Bethell

Norfolk Day Splash: (from left): Splash general manager Stephen Mews, Lynn Tyler, Nicky Nichols and Ash Allen. Photo: Karen Bethell

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Norfolk Day was marked across our region today with hundreds of events celebrating the weird and wonderful ways of Norfolk.

Norfolk Day Sheringham St Andrew's: Members of the Broadland Ukes band entertaining visitors to St Andrew's Church, Sheringham. Photo: Karen BethellNorfolk Day Sheringham St Andrew's: Members of the Broadland Ukes band entertaining visitors to St Andrew's Church, Sheringham. Photo: Karen Bethell

And the town of Sheringham was out in force with events from cake stalls, arts and crafts, and singing and dancing.

Holt Women’s Institute members celebrated by distributing posies of flowers around the town, with Wroxham WI handing out heart-shaped boxes and bags of tealights and Sheringham WI running a Norfolk-themed cake stall on Otterndorf Green.

Sheringham deputy mayor and WI president Liz Withington, who helped man the stall, said cash raised from the sale of cakes and Norfolk lavender would go towards the town’s First World War community poppy project.

She added: “Norfolk is a wonderful place and we wanted to celebrate the traditional, but also looking at the exciting future that the county has.”

Norfolk Day Sheringham WI: Sheringham deputy mayor Liz Withington and fellow WI members selling Norfolk treats at a cake stall on Otterndorf Green. Photo: Karen BethellNorfolk Day Sheringham WI: Sheringham deputy mayor Liz Withington and fellow WI members selling Norfolk treats at a cake stall on Otterndorf Green. Photo: Karen Bethell

At Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, on Weybourne Road, staff laid on face painting, parachute games and arts and crafts for youngsters.

General manager Stephen Mews, who hails from Docking, said: “Growing up and going to school here, people often want to leave, but they always make their way back – Norfolk is special because of its people and it’s a wonderful place to bring up children.”

St Andrew’s Methodist Church, on Cromer Road, organised a packed programme of events for Norfolk Day, including Norfolk quizzes, an exhibition of Norfolk-themed artwork by local primary school pupils, music from the Broadland Ukes and Sing For Joy community choir, a Norfolk dialect performance, and a cake sale in aid of Nelson’s Journey and Cromer and District Foodbank, with treats including Norfolk shortbread, Norfolk rusks and Norfolk slice.

How did you celebrate Norfolk Day? Share your photos with us using the hashtag #NorfolkDay.

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