|The grand re-opening of the completely refurbished RNLI
shop took place on Saturday 31st January. Our very own Mayor, Mr McGinn, surrounded by all
the volunteers who help to keep the Lifeboat Shop up and running cut the ribbon and
declared the shop re-open.
||The Lifeboat Shop is now really nice and airy and you can
browse the goods on sale at your leisure. There is a wide variety of goods on sale, to
suit every taste and all pockets, so why not pop in for a look, you will find some really
special items here and support our local Lifeboat at the same time.
|On display are some beautifully crafted ships, mugs,
keyrings, pencils, posters ornaments and even cuddly toys.
Something for everyone.
|My Grandparents used to own what was then
named the Sheringham Hotel. I have an old photograph of the hotel, probably dated between
1920 and 1940. The hotel was a vast red brick building with tennis courts, a putting lawn
and possibly a nine hole golf course. The address on the photograph does not include any
road names. I am interested to know whether it is still in existence. My
grandparents names were Herbert and Florence Myers. I believe that the hotel was taken
over as a military hospital during the war. We are unsure as to what happened after the
war, as my grandfather passed away intestate. If you have any information about the
history of the hotel, I would be very interested. Kind Regards, Mrs Frances Lewis,
YOU NAME THEM?
|Above are the team of builders and workmen
who worked on the rebuilding of The Crown Inn, way back in 1937. Do you know any of
the people on the photograph? Are they relatives, or indeed are YOU on the photo.
We would love to hear from you, both for the Paper and to put on the Crown's web
site, history page.
|The SHERINGHAM SHANTYMEN have just enjoyed another
magnificent year of concerts and as a result have once again been instrumental in raising
several thousand pounds for local and national causes. At the Annual general Meeting
the following were among those chosen to benefit from the money raised: St John Ambulance;
Big C; Canaan Centre; Mundesley Lifeboat and Sheringham based 'Break'. This is in addition
to the annual donations sent to the RNLI. Two new committee members were elected:
Graham Kemp - a member for eleven years is to be Chairman while all bookings will be
handled by a new booking secretary: Matthew Sharpe who can be contacted on 01263 822206.
Forty concerts were performed during 2003 plus a five day visit to raise funds for
the Irish Lifeboats.
||During 2003 the group produced their 5th CD, the sales of
which are solely for the benefit of the RNLI. The Shantymen have been informed that the
sales of this latest CD are 6th in the list of over 30 produced for the RNLI, the members
are delighted to find themselves in the 'TOP TEN'.
|Everyone is welcome to watch the Shantymen
rehearse at the Windham Arms on Thursday evenings. CD's can be purchased from any RNLI
shop, Shantymen gigs, the Windham Arms Public house on Thursday evenings or on-line -
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Price £12.
Dennis Hotson, Shantymen Secretary