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July 9, 2010

Cromer Sheringham and North Walsham

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 5:30 pm

A Norfolk seaside town which is especially renowned for its crab fishing industry, Cromer has a population of 7,749 and a history stretching back many centuries. Though not named as such in the Domesday Book (1086), Cromer was most likely the settlement which was named as Shipden Juxta Felbrigg, another Shipden named in the Domesday Book now lies under the sea about a quarter of a mile from the present Cromer Pier.  The lifeboat station in Cromer was first installed in 1804 and a new one at the end of the pier was built in the 1920’s. These days Cromer is a lively holiday resort with a busy pier and a nice sandy beach, when the weather is good it has the appearance of a typical British seaside resort, though the North Sea coastal resorts can experience some inclement weather, as those who have visited will know. Area of interest around Cromer include the market town of North Walsham, which was a bustling settlement even back in Anglo Saxon times and Sheringham, another of Norfolk’s north coast seaside resorts.

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