Now that the main visitor season in Sheringham is over for another year, the Fishermen’s Heritage Centre and the Peter Coke Shell Gallery have closed their doors for the final time.
Over the winter various maintenance tasks will be completed and we will be ready to open again for Easter 2016. Thank you to everyone who visited during the year and left appreciative comments in our visitor books (and donations too). We look forward to seeing you again next year.
This year’s art exhibition went off very well. Pictures were contributed by 49 artists and of the 279 on show, 71 were sold. The exhibition made a profit of £556 pounds. Most years (except when the Society has unexpected large expenses) the profits are donated to a deserving local charity. This year the Society will round up the profit made to £600 from its own funds and donate this to the Children’s Hospice at Quidenham. The Art Section, who put in so much work to make the exhibition a success, can be satisfied that their efforts are benefiting a very good cause.
The first picture shows the Town Mayor, Councillor David Gooch, talking to members invited to the preview evening after he had formally opened the exhibition.
The cheque was formally presented by Arts/Social Secretary Maureen Cooper and Chairman Peter Strudwick at Quidenham.