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Winter closure

As is our normal practice, the Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum and Peter Coke Shell Gallery will be closed to visitors over the winter period. They are expected to reopen (Covid-permitting) near to Easter 2022.

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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. The photograph shows a happy group of young visitors … 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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Art Exhibition, 2021

This year’s art exhibition was very successful. A total of 34 paintings were sold, with an overall value of more than £800. After the profits have been calculated they will be donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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Society Annual General Meeting

The society’s 2021 AGM was held on 30th April. No AGM had been possible in the previous year, owing to Covid. Members were able to take part through the miracle of Zoom, with one former Sheringham resident joining us from … Continue reading

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2021 – New Year, New Start, New Name

In common with similar organisations we were not able to welcome visitors during 2020 because of the Covid restrictions, but that does not mean that we were inactive. As described below, the important anniversary of the last time that the … Continue reading

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VJ Day Commemoration, 15th and 16th August 2020

15th August was the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, the end of the war in the Far East. The following day back in 1945 was the last occasion on which the Henry Ramey Upcher lifeboat (HRU) put to sea. We … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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