Sun’s out as crowds flock to Cromer and Sheringham’s crab and lobster festival

Lewis Clark, seven, meets a lobster at the Eastern IFCA stand at the Crab and Lobster Festival at Cr

Lewis Clark, seven, meets a lobster at the Eastern IFCA stand at the Crab and Lobster Festival at Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

It kicked off with an opening concert on Friday, May 19 at Cromer Pavilion Theatre with a night of seaside fun, folk and comedy.

Retired fisherman, William Cox, braids a crab pot at the Crab and Lobster Festival at Cromer. Pictur

Retired fisherman, William Cox, braids a crab pot at the Crab and Lobster Festival at Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

And hundreds of people packed into Cromer on Saturday, May 20 to enjoy a range of activities.

Cromer Mayor John Frosdick said: 'We are expecting a record crowd over the weekend. The weather was superb on the first day.

'Everyone was enjoying themselves and there were lots of happy faces. All the stallholders were doing well.

'It was also busy in town, so the festival had not taken any trade away from the town centre.'

Tony Shipp, Cromer Carnival Chairman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Tony Shipp, Cromer Carnival Chairman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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Throughout the weekend there will be crab dressing demonstrations as well as the chance to have-a-go yourself and take part in crab dressing competitions.

The festival weekend continues in both Cromer and Sheringham on Sunday, May 21.

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For the first time the festival's venue in Cromer, Evington Lawns, will host the World's Best Crab Sandwich competition.

Eateries from across north Norfolk will compete for the title at 2pm on Sunday, May 21. This will be followed by the ever popular Crab Race off the pier at 3pm.

The Crab and Lobster out and about at Cromer for the Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Crab and Lobster out and about at Cromer for the Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

In both towns local fishermen will be demonstrating the art of net braiding and pot making as well as the popular mobile aquarium from the Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.

Julie Davies from the family business Davies Fish shop, demonstrates dressing a crab at the Crab and

Julie Davies from the family business Davies Fish shop, demonstrates dressing a crab at the Crab and Lobster Festival at Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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