Looking Ahead: 2014

Thanks to financial assistance from Sheringham Town Council the roof of the lifeboat shed was renewed in time for opening over the school Easter holidays, and with the usual helpful assistance of the Combined Cadet Force at Gresham’s School, all was made clean, shipshape and Bristol fashion in the HRU shed.

With much better weather over Easter than was experienced last year, we got off to a good start with over 1,000 visitors. Visitor numbers have stayed high, and we are grateful to those visitors who make a voluntary donation (the money we need to cover our costs has to come from somewhere). We will be open at our advertised times (see the Opening Times page) until the end of September, weather and availability of volunteers permitting.

Our Social Secretary, Maureen Cooper, has provided a varied and lively series of talks for our regular coffee mornings and organised trips for members and friends, to Gressenhall, How Hill. She is currently planning a trip to the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival in September (see Events).

The annual Art Exhibition will again take place in the Masonic Hall on Cromer Road from 15th to 26th August, with even more artists exhibiting than before. For opening times see the Events page.

As usual, especially in the Fishermen’s Heritage Centre, we need people to come forward to replace volunteer stewards who are no longer able to continue with their vital and enjoyable work. Please contact us if you live in or near Sheringham and are able to help (see Contact Us).

The Sheringham Society is a thriving group and we always welcome new members (see Join Us).

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2 Responses to Looking Ahead: 2014

  1. Phil Topham says:

    Hello from Devon. Here in Great Torrington we are gearing up for a fight with Waitrose and wondered if any of you could comment on your experience of having Tesco in your town so far, particularly its impact on local businesses. Yours was an heroic effort and I hope that we can learn from it.

    • Dear Phil,

      It is still far too early to tell. We need to see a full summer’s tourist season through before the full impact can be assessed and the Sheringham Chamber of Trade will be in a better position than us to comment. However, so far the impact on local shops does not appear to have been great. The store is not as busy as might have been expected and some locals are apparently disappointed that Tesco does not provide the much cheaper alternatives they were expecting when they supported its arrival. Greengrocery and butchery shops close to the store are reported to be seeing increased trade as Tesco are currently offering three hours free parking. It is uncertain that this will continue.

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