Closed until the school half-term holiday

Having reached the end of another successful summer of opening, the Fishermen’s Heritage Centre and Peter Coke Shell Gallery are now closed until the local schools have their half-term break.This will be from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th October. Opening during this period may be subject to weather conditions because of our exposed position fronting the sea. See the opening times page for further details.

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Art Exhibition 2019

The exhibition, organised by the Arts Committee, was very well attended once more. A handsome profit of around £650 was made from the sale of paintings and other fund raising. This will be donated to the appeal for the building of the proposed North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer Hospital.

 

This unit will greatly increase the capacity for chemotherapy treatment at Cromer, reducing the need for patients to travel to Norwich. It will also free up space in the hospital for more surgical procedures to be carried out.

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The Ispolen makes a reappearance

 

One of the more famous rescues carried out by the Henry Ramey Upcher Fishermen’s Lifeboat was of the brig Ispolen in 1897.

The remains of the wreck are occasionally exposed by storms and tides to public view.

The latest exposure was on 29 October 2018 and photographs are shown below. There was a big storm in December 2013 which took away some of the timbers but it appears that since that catastrophic event even more timbers have been lost.

Malcolm Peddar

Fishermen’s Heritage Centre

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