|David Scotter of Norwich spends all his spare time working
on his family history. Recently another Scotter from Canada emailed him and asked him if
he could get them a copy of a photo which appeared in our paper. They had seen it on the
internet, the photo was of several lifeboatmen receiving awards and it appeared in our
August edition. One of the men on the photo was Arthur Scotter the fisherman. This mail
prompted David to ask us if we could let him have a copy of the
photo. The Scotter family is well documented in North Norfolk with roots going back to
1560. One member of the family was vicar of the Church at Beeston Regis in the early
1500's. They took to fishing in the area around 1870. Some of the family moved up to Filey
and Scarborough and joined the fishing community up there. One of David's main collections
is photo's of the old Scotter's and he has asked us
if there might be anyone out there who has any old photo's they might share with him. We
have told David that we will do our best to help him so if you have any photo's you can
bring them into our office we will copy them for him. We know it will be appreciated by
him and Scotters in other parts of the world.
LIB DEM WEB
|Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, today
launched his new website, www.normanlamb.org
Mr Lamb said: "I am very pleased to present this website, which will give me another
way of reporting back on the work I'm doing on my constituents' behalf. It will also give
people another way of contacting me with any problems or concerns."
A number of features have been included in the website to help constituents interact with
their MP online.
Mr Lamb said: "I have taken our petition against Council Tax online. We want to see
it abolished and replaced with a fairer alternative based on ability to pay, and people
will now be able to add their support to this important campaign by clicking a few mouse
Visitors to the site will also be able to download a copy of Norman Lamb's most recent
Official Report, sign up for monthly e-mail news bulletins, and have the opportunity to
support Norman Lamb in pressing the Government for greater support for the Biofuels
industry in Norfolk.
|PHONE 'SCAM': A letter printed in the
last issue regarding phone scams accused our MP of alerting people to a mythical problem.
However, the story was not submitted to us by our Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb, but by the
Conservative parliamentary candidate. We would like to apologise to Mr Lamb for any
confusion caused by the letter. Norman Lamb has confirmed that the story is indeed a hoax,
but urged that everyone should be cautious when approached by any unsolicited calls or
mailings offering prizes and freebies - if it's too good to be true then it probably is!
WEB SITE LAUNCH
|Iain Dale, Conservative Candidate for North Norfolk, has
become the first Conservative Parliamentary Candidate to enter the world of Internet
Blogging. A "Blog (short for Weblog) is an Online diary, accessible to anyone at
anytime. His Blog can be found at www.iaindale.blogspot.com and is updated every day. The
Blog is part of his campaign website www.iaindalefornorthnorfolk.com
Iain says: "A Blog is a brilliant way of letting my constituents know what I am
doing. It's not just full of press releases but is meant to entertain and amuse as well.
After only a couple of weeks my Blog is getting several hundred 'hits' per day and the
feedback from North Norfolk people has been tremendous. I'm about to add a Comment
facility so we can get some really good discussions going - and they won't be
censored. Internet campaigning is about to come of age and Conservatives need to be at the
forefront of it. I'm going to encourage my fellow candidates to become bloggers too."
|Hi, My name is Derek, I lived in Sheringham in the early
60s and often think back to that time. I remember the Grand Hotel on the sea front and
lots of other places. Where can I find photos or postcards of buildings of this time? I
also remember horse rides and lots things like shops that are no more. I hope you can find
some and put it in your paper. Derek Aldridge
|Can you help me. I am trying to find the history of a
piece of pottery I have. It's got a sticker bottom marked Sheringham Pottery, Sheringham,
Norfolk England, the artist I think is C Miswil. Thank you Alex Findlay