Author Archives: Sheringham and District Society

Open again for the new season

The Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum and the Peter Coke Shell Gallery will be open again from Saturday 1st April. For details see our Opening Times page.

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David Cooper, Former Trustee

The Society was very sorry to learn of the death of David Cooper, a former Trustee of the Society, who with his wife Maureen, also a former Trustee, worked tirelessly on the Art Exhibitions which were run annually from the … Continue reading

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Mick Bensley RIP

The Sheringham and District Society is very sorry to learn of the death of artist Mick Bensley. He did much to convey Sheringham’s “seaside spirit” to a wider audience and generously allowed us to reproduce some of his work in … Continue reading

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Promotional videos

During the winter we commissioned short films about what you will be able to see when you visit the Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum and Peter Coke Shell Gallery, open again as normal from 1st April. The first two of these have … Continue reading

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New Book

Three members of the Emery family have come together to write a book about their family’s boat building business in Sheringham. The book, entitled “I Wanted a Boat – So I Built One” was published by Poppyland Publishing on 1st … Continue reading

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Great review of the shell gallery

We are very grateful to Nelson Hammell, a visitor from the USA, for the review of his visit to the shell gallery recently posted on Instagram – “I had the best time this afternoon ….. what a very special visit”. … Continue reading

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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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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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Finding the SS Commodore

Sheringham photographer Chris Taylor, who also forms part of the current RNLI 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 … Continue reading

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