Cromer RNLI


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Do Your Bit - Fund Our Kit

2 May, 2017 - 12 May, 2017

The ever popular RNLI yellow welly badges will be on sale, as well as a second hand book stall, at the NatWest Bank, Cromer.

Fish Supper

5 May, 2017, 19:30-22:30

Our Ladies Guild will be hosting their annual Fish Supper at Northrepps Village Hall - a lovely social evening with a delicious fish supper. The fish is sourced locally and the Guild committee members produce a mouth watering selection of salads and desserts. During the evening you can also take part in the informal table quiz. Licensed bar. Tickets cost £16.50.

Crab and Lobster Festival

20 May, 2017 - 21 May, 2017, 10:00

The annual Crab and Lobster festival will be taking place over this May weekend, with lots of stalls and events on Evington Lawn, Cromer. Look out for the RNLI and Ladies Guild stalls.

Morrisons Collection

27 May, 2017, 09:00-17:00

The Guild will be holding their annual collection at Morrisons, Cromer.

Open Boat House

28 May, 2017, 10:00-13:00

A chance to go on board the lifeboat (though not at sea!) and to meet members of the crew. The Ladies Guild will have a cake stall, raffle and refreshments. Yellow welly badges will also be on sale. 10am to 1pm, at the pier lifeboat house.

Amici Singers RNLI Fundraising Concert

1 Jun, 2017, 19:30

The amazing Amici Singers are touring the country in June and will be performing their extensive repertoire in Cromer Parish Church, in aid of the RNLI.

They are a women's choir from Bedfordshire who have performed internationally. Conducted by Dr Douglas Coombes MBE (former assistant music adviser in Norfolk and BBC music producer). Accompanied by Mr Trevor Hughes. Their repertoire includes songs ranging from The Jerome Kern Song Book, to An East Anglian Folk Song Sheet and George Gershwin, to name a few. There will also be some instrumental items on the clarinet, violin, viola, cello and organ.

Tickets cost £7.50 and include interval refreshments. Accompanied children free. Tickets can be purchased in Cromer from Randalls Electrical Shop, the Tourist Information Centre, Upstairs Downstairs and the Henry Blogg Museum, or you can pay on the door.

Lifeboat Day

30 Jul, 2017, 10:00-16:00

This is the highlight of our Cromer RNLI year! The Lifeboat Station is open throughout the day and there will be a number of events and displays taking place (details to follow). The Ladies Guild will be running numerous fundraising stalls, including cakes, books, tombolas and children's games. Come along, have fun and support our stalls.

Crew Beetle Drive with a Pie 'N' Pint

30 Sep, 2017, 19:00-22:30

A fun evening of beetling, as you roll the die and dress your crew member! Ticket price includes a pie, supplied by The White Horse, and a drink. Licensed bar also available. The White Horse Pub, Overstrand.

Welcome to the web site for Cromer lifeboat station. This is the site run from the station itself, at the all-weather lifeboat's boathouse built on the end of Cromer's Victorian pier.

There are many aspects to the running of a lifeboat station. All RNLI stations around the British Isles are organised from Lifeboat Institution headquarters at Poole in Dorset, but they all have an individual identity, reflecting their own character, community and coastline.

In Cromer there are two boathouses, one as we've mentioned for the All-Weather Lifeboat Lester on the pier and the other for the Inshore Lifeboat on the east promenade. This boathouse was originally built in 1902 for the then rowing and sailing lifeboat Louisa Heartwell. You'll find more about the history of the station in other places on this site.

Also on the east promenade you'll find the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum. The whole town is proud of the man referred to as 'the greatest of the lifeboatmen', who gained national fame in the first half of the 20th century when navigation around the Norfolk coastline was particularly hazardous in easterly gales.

The sea hasn't changed, recent gales exhibit the same ferocity as ever, but the technological skills of the lifeboat crews have had to develop to deal with a wider range of types of vessel, from the smallest wind-kite to the largest of ocean cruisers.

Likewise the support of the community, through bodies such as the Ladies Lifeboat Guild, remains as vital as ever but also needs to develop in our world of social media and instance information.

On this site you'll be able to access material provided by a variety from the lifeboat team in Cromer. You'll find pages from crew members, including the shore crew who compliment the sea-going team, the Ladies' Guild, the Visits team, the Heritage team - providing, we hope, something to meet all interests.