Author Archives: Sheringham and District Society

AGM 2022

The society’s AGM was held on 29th April. As indicated beforehand, both our long-serving Chairman and Treasurer (Peter Strudwick and Barbara Emery, respectively) resigned from their posts. Peter continues as Vice Chairman and we are currently without a Chairperson. Barbara … Continue reading

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Open for the summer

The Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum and Peter Coke Shell Gallery opened to visitors on Saturday 9th April in time for the Easter period and will remain open until the end of September. Normal opening times in previous years were 12 noon … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal to North Norfolk Residents

As we look forward through 2022 after all the disruption caused by the pandemic, our society is in a perilous state. We have reached the point where, after conscientiously continuing in post for much longer than they originally intended, our … Continue reading

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East Anglian Air Ambulance Donation

At November’s Coffee Morning talk 2021, the first to be held since Covid restrictions were introduced the previous year, a cheque for £600, the profits from the 2021 Art Exhibition, was presented to the speaker, Nick Siragher, from the East … Continue reading

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Half-term Opening

We were pleased to be able to welcome lots of visitors to the Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum and the Peter Coke Shell Gallery during the half-term holiday at the end of October last year. The photograph shows a happy group of … Continue reading

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The Emery Family and the Boat

The Henry Ramey Upcher Lifeboat, the main exhibit in the Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum (FLM), was constructed in 1894 by Lewis “Buffalo” Emery, part of probably the most prominent of the boatbuilding families in Sheringham in the 19th and first half … Continue reading

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Finding the SS Commodore

Sheringham photographer Chris Taylor, who also forms part of the lifeboat crew and is a member of the Sheringham Shantymen, had a long-standing ambition to find the remains of the SS (steamship) Commodore. The SS Commodore, carrying a cargo of … Continue reading

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