News and Events
The inshore lifeboat was launched at on 29th May to assist a yacht in difficulties off Cromer. The ILB crew established the cause of the problem and the ALB was then launched to tow the yacht Ruby to harbour at Great Yarmouth.
Work has begun on re-cladding the boathouse in Siberian Larch to replace the original rotting timbers.
Today saw the unveiling of 3 blue plaques in town honouring 3 lifeboat Coxswains.
Plaques were unveiled in New Street for Shrimp Davies, in Garden Street for Tuna Harrison and Corner Street for Henry Blogg.
John Lee unveiled the plaque for his grandfather Henry Shrimp Davies;
Lew Harrison unveiled the plaque for his father Lewis Tuna Harrison,
and Coxswain John Davies (pictured with 2nd Coxswain Ady Barker & Deputy 2nd Coxswain Martin Steward) unveiled the plaque for Henry Blogg.
Both boats were paged to launch just before midday.
A group of three divers had left Weybourne earlier and it was reported that one of the divers had not returned. A thorough search of the area was carried out, also involving the Sheringham lifeboat, but nothing was found, and a call was received to say that the party were not at sea but had been located on land.
Lester was launched at 11.23 to go the aid of the 10m yacht Sea Wanderer with engine problems 5 miles to the east of Cromer.
The ex-Selsey 48'6" Oakley class lifeboat Charles Henry arrived off the slipway just after Lester arrived back from Sheringham lifeboat day.
The ex-lifeboat had served at Selsey from 1969 until1983 before moving to Baltimore where she served from 1984 until 1987. She was sold out of service in 1987.
She was a sister vessel to the Ruby and Arthur Reed which served at Cromer from 1967 until 1984 - a boat made out of wood with a top speed of 9 knots.
The photo clearly shows the development of the lifeboat in the past 30 years!
Our Annual Lifeboat Day held on the revised date of 9th August 2015 was a resounding success.
With lots to see and join in with including the Wild Birds, Coastguards, Lifeguards, Treasure Hunt as well as viewing both Lifeboats made for a wonderful day.
Cromer RNLI would like to thank everyone who attended,especially all the volunteers, for making the day so successful.
The final amount collected will be announced once all moneys are counted.
D-755 Peggy D has arrived for relief duties while station ILB George and Muriel goes away for a refit.
Our Inshore lifeboat D734 has gone away for a refit.
Until it returns we have the relief D Class 'Peggy' D755. The crew who helped out today were Chris Key, 'Nelson' Kirk, David Syer, Wes Stokes, Paul Watling and Colin.
Thanks to the crew for assisting with this.
A Casualty care course has been held in the main boathouse for all crew to attend. The crew had the option of voluntarily giving up 8 evenings or 3 full days to attend a course which covered all aspects of caring for casualties.
Our congratulations are to be given to all our volunteer crew who attended and all passed.
Members of Cromer RNLI crew, Life Savers and Face to Face Team all joined together to spread the safety message from the RNLI. Lots of adults and children enjoyed meeting everyone on the Carnival Field on Tuesday 16th August and Wednesday 17th August 2016. Many photos were taken of people trying on dummy kit as well as being able to ask questions on the role of the RNLI and safety.
Later in the evening the D class Inshore Rescue Lifeboat accompanied by the team above joined in the procession around Cromer, although they were on constant alert for their pagers sounding.
Our Lifeboat Operations Manager Richard Leeds, was honoured by Cromer Town Council at the annual awards ceremony held on 15 March 2017.
Cromer RNLI sends its congratulations.
Saturday 6 January 2018 saw 30 people of all ages taking part in a challenge on the beach and pier, raising funds for Cromer RNLI. Unity, a new gym based in North Repps, organised a fitness event involving many challenges.
After a warm up, the volunteers took part in a 5km run along the promenade and beach, it was followed by a bodyweight fitness session of press-ups, squat sits ups etc. Finishing with a 1km uphill run, amazing that the first person to finish managed to do it in 54 minutes.
Matthew Green, who runs Unity, said ‘The event was mainly to raise funds for Cromer RNLI, but also meant the volunteers who took part not only had a good time but were able to set ne personal best targets. Some people came from as far as Beccles to support the event’
Besides the competitors, there were other volunteers who gave out water, marshalled the course etc and were helping for over 3 hours.
Cromer RNLI Operations Manager Richard Leeds commented ‘Matthew hopes to repeat this challenge on a yearly basis, encouraging more people who attend the gym to take part. We really appreciate how these volunteers support the crews who ensure Cromer RNLI are available every day’
The volunteers at RNLI Cromer were busy today. Due to the adverse weather this morning, the crew participated in dry training.
There were various tasks which included:
Undertaking a challenge to move dead Fred from one side of the gantry to the other, splitting into two teams.
Each team had to set set up a breaches buoy system and move dead Fred successfully.
Later activities involved updating with RNLI crew Horizon notices, local knowledge LOP, and initial training PPE, Roles and responsibilities, fire evacuation plan.
An excellent morning from our hardworking crew
Tony Webster, our previous chairman, has been appointed President. He had previously been a dedicated and inspirational Chairman for the past 36 years before taking a well deserved retirement from the role.
The position of President, although mainly promoting the well being of Cromer RNLI locally and in the wider community also includes ceremonial duties, presenting awards, hosting receptions and attending events as an official representative of Cromer RNLI.
During his long tenure as Chairman, Tony said there had been many highlights including:
• Meeting the Duke of Kent at naming ceremonies in 1986 and 2008
• Attending several Inshore Lifeboat naming ceremonies.
• Inviting the late Ronnie Corbett to open the Henry Blogg Museum. Ronnie had started his stage career in 1953 in Cromer.
• Liaised with the late Peter Cadbury to achieve the return of the H F Bailey – Henry Bloggs lifeboat in Cromer during the war years. This is now the number 1 exhibit in the henry Blogg Museum.
• During his chairman tenure, his wife Peggy was Chair of the Cromer ladies Lifeboat Guild.
Tony said he was taking on a role which had been vacant for many years since Dr Barclay had given up the position.
Derek said that he was delighted that Tony had accepted the role of President and added that the Management Group and Crew welcome this deserved appointment.