Please note that the Fishermen’s Heritage Centre and the Peter Coke Shell Gallery do not open for the schools half-term holiday in February because of their exposed position on the sea front. The lifeboat shed is unheated and we can not ask our volunteers to endure the weather conditions common at that time of year. For opening times and dates at Easter and beyond please see our Opening times page.
At the coffee morning and talk held on 28th September a cheque for half of the profits (£400) from the society’s 2017 Art Exhibition was presented to the East Anglian Children’s Hospices. The remaining £400 of the profit was presented to East Anglian Air Ambulances at the corresponding October event.
The first photograph shows society Chairman Peter Strudwick and secretary of the Arts Committee Maureen Cooper presenting the cheque to Michael Crawley in the centre representing EACH. The second shows Andrew Cunningham, Area Representative, receiving a £400 cheque on behalf of EAAA.
In July the Society organised another trip on the Lucy Lavers lifeboat based in Wells-next-the Sea for members and friends. Anyone wishing to go on a similar trip in 2018 should contact Social Secretary Maureen Cooper (tel. 822156) or the Society Secretary (see Contacts page). The photograph shows the group on board just before launching off.
The exhibition, held in late August in the Masonic Hall, Cromer Road, was another great success. More than 50 local artists submitted just over 300 pictures of which 51 were sold.
A profit of about £800 was made which will be split equally between the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) at Quidenham. This means that in the last three years a total of £2,000 in exhibition profits will have been donated to local good causes (£600 to EACH in 2015 and £600 to the Sheringham Playpark Revamp, Cromer Road, in 2016). This makes the hard work of the Society’s Arts Committee in organising the event well worthwhile.