Cromer RNLI


Richard Leeds - Lifeboat Operations Manager honoured

19 Mar, 2017
Richard Leeds - Lifeboat Operations Manager honoured

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.

Cromer Carnival 2016

22 Aug, 2016
Cromer Carnival 2016

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.

Cromer RNLI Crew all pass Casualty Care Course

11 Dec, 2015

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.
Well done.

ILB Changeover

6 Oct, 2015
ILB Changeover

D-755 Peggy D has arrived for relief duties while station ILB George and Muriel goes away for a refit.

ILB Relief boat arrives 06 October 2015

6 Oct, 2015
ILB Relief boat arrives 06 October 2015

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.

2015 Cromer RNLI Lifeboat day

20 Aug, 2015

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.

Visit by ex-lifeboat

16 Aug, 2015
Visit by ex-lifeboat

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!

ALB launched on service

23 Jul, 2015

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.

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.