Cromer Museum

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Postcard showing seven views of #Cromer, published in the Excel Series, date unknown. #norfolkmuseumscollections
27/11/2021

Postcard showing seven views of #Cromer, published in the Excel Series, date unknown.

#norfolkmuseumscollections

Postcard showing seven views of #Cromer, published in the Excel Series, date unknown.

#norfolkmuseumscollections

Print from a lithograph by Rock and Co. souvenir print of Cromer, from the end of the Jetty, undated
26/11/2021

Print from a lithograph by Rock and Co. souvenir print of Cromer, from the end of the Jetty, undated

Print from a lithograph by Rock and Co. souvenir print of Cromer, from the end of the Jetty, undated

From, www.norfolkmuseumscollections.org the interestingly titled, "Council of Horses" from a picture in the Vernon Galle...
25/11/2021

From, www.norfolkmuseumscollections.org the interestingly titled, "Council of Horses" from a picture in the Vernon Galler, J. Ward painter, F.A. Prior engraver, collection by Thomas Baines

From, www.norfolkmuseumscollections.org the interestingly titled, "Council of Horses" from a picture in the Vernon Galler, J. Ward painter, F.A. Prior engraver, collection by Thomas Baines

...following on from yesterday, these pictures are captioned 'newly built council houses in Marrams or Shipden Avenue, C...
24/11/2021

...following on from yesterday, these pictures are captioned 'newly built council houses in Marrams or Shipden Avenue, Cromer, around 1949' - no TV aerials as yet....

Photograph taken around 1934 of Marrams Avenue, Cromer, looking north towards the North Sea; according to #norfolkmuseum...
23/11/2021

Photograph taken around 1934 of Marrams Avenue, Cromer, looking north towards the North Sea; according to #norfolkmuseumscollections.org.uk but probably more like mid to late 1950s... as mentioned below by an eagle-eyed spotter

Photograph taken around 1934 of Marrams Avenue, Cromer, looking north towards the North Sea; according to #norfolkmuseumscollections.org.uk but probably more like mid to late 1950s... as mentioned below by an eagle-eyed spotter

Undated early print of Cromer from #norfolkmuseumscollections
22/11/2021

Undated early print of Cromer from #norfolkmuseumscollections

Undated early print of Cromer from #norfolkmuseumscollections

Our next one-off opening day is Saturday 4th December, 12 noon till 4pm. A rather fine 'View of Cromer ' by unknown, woo...
21/11/2021

Our next one-off opening day is Saturday 4th December, 12 noon till 4pm. A rather fine 'View of Cromer ' by unknown, wood engraving on paper, about 1860s...

Our next one-off opening day is Saturday 4th December, 12 noon till 4pm. A rather fine 'View of Cromer ' by unknown, wood engraving on paper, about 1860s...

Yes, Cromer Museum is open today until 4pm. A photograph taken of the damage in Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk after an ...
20/11/2021

Yes, Cromer Museum is open today until 4pm. A photograph taken of the damage in Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk after an air raid in July 1942; from an album of black and white photographs taken during World War II in Sheringham, Cromer and at other sites in North Norfolk. East Cottages, on the left of the picture, now house the museum... why not pop along & take a look?

Yes, Cromer Museum is open today until 4pm. A photograph taken of the damage in Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk after an air raid in July 1942; from an album of black and white photographs taken during World War II in Sheringham, Cromer and at other sites in North Norfolk. East Cottages, on the left of the picture, now house the museum... why not pop along & take a look?

A reminder that Cromer Museum is open tomorrow, Saturday, 20th November; 12 noon till 4pm - though the museum is closed ...
19/11/2021

A reminder that Cromer Museum is open tomorrow, Saturday, 20th November; 12 noon till 4pm - though the museum is closed until spring this is one of a few one-off open days for the public to look around the museum - 'Autumn Beauty' by Connie Winn (1888-1984), #norfolkmuseumscollections

A reminder that Cromer Museum is open tomorrow, Saturday, 20th November; 12 noon till 4pm - though the museum is closed until spring this is one of a few one-off open days for the public to look around the museum - 'Autumn Beauty' by Connie Winn (1888-1984), #norfolkmuseumscollections

Today in 1852 saw the state funeral of the Duke of Wellington - it took place at St Paul’s Cathedral. It was one of the ...
18/11/2021

Today in 1852 saw the state funeral of the Duke of Wellington - it took place at St Paul’s Cathedral. It was one of the biggest ever held in London. Known as the Iron Duke, he was Tory Prime Minister from 1828-30. His hereditary title was derived from the Somerset town of Wellington and was created for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington. From #norfolkmuseumscollections, Rectangular, clear glass seal with the bust of Wellington engraved, facing left, surrounded by a wreath of palm and laurel leaves; in circular boxwood screw-topped box, fitted with blue leather; English, about 1815; also Commemorative jug, earthenware with bulbous body and moulded handle; thirdly, Circular bronze medallion commemorating the death of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. Please note, the museum is now closed for winter, however we will be open on occasional days including this Saturday, 20th November 12 noon till 4am.

Black and white photograph of the Boy Scouts tea party circa 1912 possibly the anniversary party of the #Cromer Boys' Br...
18/11/2021

Black and white photograph of the Boy Scouts tea party circa 1912 possibly the anniversary party of the #Cromer Boys' Brigade and B.P. Scout troop which took place in November 1912.

#norfolkmuseumscollections #LoveHistory

Black and white photograph of the Boy Scouts tea party circa 1912 possibly the anniversary party of the #Cromer Boys' Brigade and B.P. Scout troop which took place in November 1912.

#norfolkmuseumscollections #LoveHistory

Photograph, self-portrait of Olive Edis in her Studio, 1922.#OliveEdis
17/11/2021

Photograph, self-portrait of Olive Edis in her Studio, 1922.

#OliveEdis

Photograph, self-portrait of Olive Edis in her Studio, 1922.

#OliveEdis

A postcard photograph of #Cromer fishermen from the #norfolkmuseumscollections
15/11/2021

A postcard photograph of #Cromer fishermen from the #norfolkmuseumscollections

A postcard photograph of #Cromer fishermen from the #norfolkmuseumscollections

A coloured postcard of #Cromer from West Cliff, taken from the #norfolkmuseumscollections.
13/11/2021

A coloured postcard of #Cromer from West Cliff, taken from the #norfolkmuseumscollections.

A coloured postcard of #Cromer from West Cliff, taken from the #norfolkmuseumscollections.

In last month's virtual Mardle we featured Jack Bryant's record shop on the corner of Bond Street and Church Street. As ...
12/11/2021

In last month's virtual Mardle we featured Jack Bryant's record shop on the corner of Bond Street and Church Street. As a follow up, here is a newspaper cutting of a photo of Anne Bryant, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jack Bryant. Also, a photo featuring Mrs Bryant, Anne's mother, at the Cromer Primary School Parent Teacher Association Christmas party, 1961. Mrs Bryant is sitting third from left.

The First World War ended on this day in 1918 - photograph taken at dedication of the war memorial in Cromer in July 192...
11/11/2021

The First World War ended on this day in 1918 - photograph taken at dedication of the war memorial in Cromer in July 1921, with the church choir, clergy and congregation around the memorial; plus a close-up of the floral tributes

Come on into the virtual-Mardle!Today's virtual-Mardle features“Caught by the Teacher!!! …..….. On Camera!!”We will take...
09/11/2021

Come on into the virtual-Mardle!

Today's virtual-Mardle features

“Caught by the Teacher!!! …..

….. On Camera!!”

We will take a peek into Miss Barrett's photo album (and others)

and see who she "caught on camera"at Cromer Primary School on Cross Street.

How many pupils or teachers pictured in the photos can you name?

Can you tell us about your time at Cromer Primary School?

Feel free to add all your recollections or any questions to the Comments section.

Keep yew Mardlin’!

Come on into the virtual-Mardle!

Today's virtual-Mardle features

“Caught by the Teacher!!! …..

….. On Camera!!”

We will take a peek into Miss Barrett's photo album (and others)

and see who she "caught on camera"at Cromer Primary School on Cross Street.

How many pupils or teachers pictured in the photos can you name?

Can you tell us about your time at Cromer Primary School?

Feel free to add all your recollections or any questions to the Comments section.

Keep yew Mardlin’!

Do you remember the Lecture Hall on Cross Street with the wonderful artistic painted walls?The Hall was used for both Mu...
09/11/2021

Do you remember the Lecture Hall on Cross Street with the wonderful artistic painted walls?

The Hall was used for both Music and Gym.

Do you know who the teacher was?

Left to Right

front row: Carol Wellington

back row: Susan Bryant / Karen Burton / Shirley Andrews

Do you remember the Lecture Hall on Cross Street with the wonderful artistic painted walls?

The Hall was used for both Music and Gym.

Do you know who the teacher was?

Left to Right

front row: Carol Wellington

back row: Susan Bryant / Karen Burton / Shirley Andrews

In 1952, Class 2A performed 'Alice in Wonderland' at the Cromer and North Norfolk Festival.Patricia Rogers (the Queen of...
09/11/2021

In 1952, Class 2A performed 'Alice in Wonderland' at the Cromer and North Norfolk Festival.

Patricia Rogers (the Queen of Hearts ?) is holding the baby

Peter Storey (Mad Hatter) wears a top hat

and Carol Page (Alice ?) sits on the ground

Do you know who are playing the other characters?

In 1952, Class 2A performed 'Alice in Wonderland' at the Cromer and North Norfolk Festival.

Patricia Rogers (the Queen of Hearts ?) is holding the baby

Peter Storey (Mad Hatter) wears a top hat

and Carol Page (Alice ?) sits on the ground

Do you know who are playing the other characters?

This puppet show was set in "Olde" Cromer- Cromer Church Tower is seen in the backdrop!Left to right? / second from left...
09/11/2021

This puppet show was set in "Olde" Cromer- Cromer Church Tower is seen in the backdrop!

Left to right

? / second from left is Keith Deary / ? / ? / David Riches / Colin Bumfrey / ? / ? / ? / ?

Which boy is Keith Savory?

This puppet show was set in "Olde" Cromer- Cromer Church Tower is seen in the backdrop!

Left to right

? / second from left is Keith Deary / ? / ? / David Riches / Colin Bumfrey / ? / ? / ? / ?

Which boy is Keith Savory?

Class 4A performed 'Mr Sly-one and the Cats' for the Cromer and North Norfolk Festival (1951)Topsy was played by Maureen...
09/11/2021

Class 4A performed 'Mr Sly-one and the Cats' for the Cromer and North Norfolk Festival (1951)

Topsy was played by Maureen Balls

(additional photographer : Mr Eric Balls)

Class 4A performed 'Mr Sly-one and the Cats' for the Cromer and North Norfolk Festival (1951)

Topsy was played by Maureen Balls

(additional photographer : Mr Eric Balls)

"A Masque of Christmas Eve" - held at the WI Hall (1959) was so popular that many people had to be turned away disappoin...
09/11/2021

"A Masque of Christmas Eve" - held at the WI Hall (1959) was so popular that many people had to be turned away disappointed as the hall was packed full for all four performances.

Described in the newspaper as "a really ambitious and spectacular effort" it raised £20 for World Refugee Year.

Left to Right

front row: Richard Church / ? / ? / Jennifer Pratt / Angela Briggs / ?

second row: Richard Baker / ? / John Jonas / ? / Kenneth Woodrow / ? third row: ? / ? / Leslie Allen / Raymond Cobbley / ? / ? / ? / Angela Hastings fourth row: ?

Back row: Tony Medland / Trudi Folds (the angel) / ?

"A Masque of Christmas Eve" - held at the WI Hall (1959) was so popular that many people had to be turned away disappointed as the hall was packed full for all four performances.

Described in the newspaper as "a really ambitious and spectacular effort" it raised £20 for World Refugee Year.

Left to Right

front row: Richard Church / ? / ? / Jennifer Pratt / Angela Briggs / ?

second row: Richard Baker / ? / John Jonas / ? / Kenneth Woodrow / ? third row: ? / ? / Leslie Allen / Raymond Cobbley / ? / ? / ? / Angela Hastings fourth row: ?

Back row: Tony Medland / Trudi Folds (the angel) / ?

The School Open Day and Exhibition on 5 July 1956 featured a performance of "And a bottle of rum"How many of these boys ...
09/11/2021

The School Open Day and Exhibition on 5 July 1956 featured a performance of "And a bottle of rum"

How many of these boys went on to a "life on the high seas"

- either as fishermen or lifeboat men?

The School Open Day and Exhibition on 5 July 1956 featured a performance of "And a bottle of rum"

How many of these boys went on to a "life on the high seas"

- either as fishermen or lifeboat men?

…..and finally, a long-time Mardlers’ favourite photo from 1956.Can you spot Roger Frost, John Hedges, Barry Fairhead or...
09/11/2021

…..and finally, a long-time Mardlers’ favourite photo from 1956.

Can you spot Roger Frost, John Hedges, Barry Fairhead or even a future Lifeboat Coxswain?

After this photo was first shown at the Mardle Jamie Edgehill and a school pal were able to name 49 of 56 boys!

~ so who are the 7 unidentified boys?

SEE YOU AT THE NEXT MARDLE !

…..and finally, a long-time Mardlers’ favourite photo from 1956.

Can you spot Roger Frost, John Hedges, Barry Fairhead or even a future Lifeboat Coxswain?

After this photo was first shown at the Mardle Jamie Edgehill and a school pal were able to name 49 of 56 boys!

~ so who are the 7 unidentified boys?

SEE YOU AT THE NEXT MARDLE !

Some paintings by Mary Newcomb, b 1922; Suffolk Ewe sitting down, 1992;   'Moths and men with hay, August' ; 'The Fête; ...
08/11/2021

Some paintings by Mary Newcomb, b 1922; Suffolk Ewe sitting down, 1992; 'Moths and men with hay, August' ; 'The Fête; Mendham Marsh; Burdock and us with burrs


#norfolkmuseumscollections

Glass plate negative of Downing Street Oct 18 1917, by Olive Edis - occasion & reason unknown? #oliveedis #norfolkmuseum...
07/11/2021

Glass plate negative of Downing Street Oct 18 1917, by Olive Edis - occasion & reason unknown? #oliveedis #norfolkmuseumscollections

Glass plate negative of Downing Street Oct 18 1917, by Olive Edis - occasion & reason unknown? #oliveedis #norfolkmuseumscollections

Come Yew to the virtual-Mardle !Next Tuesday 9 November 2021 we will have another virtual-Mardle here on Cromer Museum F...
06/11/2021

Come Yew to the virtual-Mardle !
Next Tuesday 9 November 2021 we will have another virtual-Mardle here on Cromer Museum Facebook
This month we feature
“Caught by the Teacher !!! …..
….. On Camera !! ”
We will take a peek into Miss Barrett's photo album
and see who she "caught on camera"
Can you tell us about your time at Cromer Primary School ?
How many pupils or teachers in the photos can you name ?
Feel free to add all your recollections
or any questions to the Comments section
See yew at the Mardle !

[ Image: Science Museum Group ]

Come Yew to the virtual-Mardle !
Next Tuesday 9 November 2021 we will have another virtual-Mardle here on Cromer Museum Facebook
This month we feature
“Caught by the Teacher !!! …..
….. On Camera !! ”
We will take a peek into Miss Barrett's photo album
and see who she "caught on camera"
Can you tell us about your time at Cromer Primary School ?
How many pupils or teachers in the photos can you name ?
Feel free to add all your recollections
or any questions to the Comments section
See yew at the Mardle !

[ Image: Science Museum Group ]

Small snapshot taken in 1924, showing the East Promenade, #Cromer, where the beach is railed off.#LoveHistory #LoveCrome...
05/11/2021

Small snapshot taken in 1924, showing the East Promenade, #Cromer, where the beach is railed off.

#LoveHistory #LoveCromer

Small snapshot taken in 1924, showing the East Promenade, #Cromer, where the beach is railed off.

#LoveHistory #LoveCromer

A beautiful collection of colourised photographs of #Cromer from the #norfolkmuseumscollections .
04/11/2021

A beautiful collection of colourised photographs of #Cromer from the #norfolkmuseumscollections .

Black and white photograph taken during Cromer Carnival in 1959 showing the Carnival Queen Judy Taylor in the procession...
03/11/2021

Black and white photograph taken during Cromer Carnival in 1959 showing the Carnival Queen Judy Taylor in the procession.

#LoveCromer #norfolkmuseumscollections

Black and white photograph taken during Cromer Carnival in 1959 showing the Carnival Queen Judy Taylor in the procession.

#LoveCromer #norfolkmuseumscollections

Today in 1470 saw the birth of King Edward V of England, one of the two 'princes in the Tower'. Along with his younger b...
02/11/2021

Today in 1470 saw the birth of King Edward V of England, one of the two 'princes in the Tower'. Along with his younger brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Edward 'disappeared' after being sent (allegedly for safety reasons) to the Tower of London. Responsibility for their deaths is widely attributed to his uncle, Richard III, but the actual events have remained controversial for centuries. Print from #norfolkmuseumscollections 'King Edward V' by George Vertue, engraving on paper, undated

Today in 1470 saw the birth of King Edward V of England, one of the two 'princes in the Tower'. Along with his younger brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Edward 'disappeared' after being sent (allegedly for safety reasons) to the Tower of London. Responsibility for their deaths is widely attributed to his uncle, Richard III, but the actual events have remained controversial for centuries. Print from #norfolkmuseumscollections 'King Edward V' by George Vertue, engraving on paper, undated

Today in 1887, LS Lowry was born - #norfolkmuseumscollections has 2 of his works...'Landscape with Farm Buildings'  & 'I...
01/11/2021

Today in 1887, LS Lowry was born - #norfolkmuseumscollections has 2 of his works...'Landscape with Farm Buildings' & 'Industrial Scene 1953'

Yesterday was the launch of 'The Sea Cure' outside Cromer Museum, a 'Norfolk Wonder Walk Pack' by artist Sarah Lowndes, ...
31/10/2021

Yesterday was the launch of 'The Sea Cure' outside Cromer Museum, a 'Norfolk Wonder Walk Pack' by artist Sarah Lowndes, commissioned by the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Walkers were able to follow in the footsteps of the beautiful Empress Elisabeth of Austria during her 1887 visit to #Cromer. The Empress took a restorative holiday to Cromer, enjoying sea bathing, fossil hunting, and walks along the clifftops. For this special occasion, Sarah herself played the 'lady in waiting' to Elisabeth, and accompanied walkers as they explored Cromer.
Cromer Museum will be closing from today for the winter period! We do have a few open days throughout this time, so if you have ordered 'The Sea Cure' or would like to you can come and collect on these days: 20th Nov, 4th Dec, 1st Jan, 12th Feb and 5th March. The packs are £5. You can also just pop in and see us!

We look forward to welcoming you all next year!

#LoveCromer

Halloween in Suffield Park today...
31/10/2021

Halloween in Suffield Park today...

In 1901, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to North Norfolk to recuperate from a fever...
30/10/2021

In 1901, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to North Norfolk to recuperate from a fever he’d caught in South Africa. While here, he and his companion were asked to dine at Cromer hall by Benjamin Bond Cabbell. During dinner Cabbell told them the story of his ancestor, Richard Cabbell, who had been killed by a devilish dog. Richard Cabbell had pursued and stabbed his wife, who he thought was being unfaithful but while committing the crime the woman’s faithful dog attacked him and tore out his throat. The ghost of the dog was said to haunt each new generation of the Cabbell family. Conan Doyle’s imagination was captivated by this story and he used it to create one of his most famous Sherlock Holmes books, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles.’
It is clear that Richard Cabbell became the model for the evil Hugo Baskerville, and interestingly the name of the coachman who drove Conan Doyle to Cromer Hall was apparently Baskerville.

Image: Cromer Hall taken between 1890 and 1914.

#Halloween2021 #LoveHistory
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In 1901, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to North Norfolk to recuperate from a fever he’d caught in South Africa. While here, he and his companion were asked to dine at Cromer hall by Benjamin Bond Cabbell. During dinner Cabbell told them the story of his ancestor, Richard Cabbell, who had been killed by a devilish dog. Richard Cabbell had pursued and stabbed his wife, who he thought was being unfaithful but while committing the crime the woman’s faithful dog attacked him and tore out his throat. The ghost of the dog was said to haunt each new generation of the Cabbell family. Conan Doyle’s imagination was captivated by this story and he used it to create one of his most famous Sherlock Holmes books, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles.’
It is clear that Richard Cabbell became the model for the evil Hugo Baskerville, and interestingly the name of the coachman who drove Conan Doyle to Cromer Hall was apparently Baskerville.

Image: Cromer Hall taken between 1890 and 1914.

#Halloween2021 #LoveHistory
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Hello, my name is Bobbi Joanne Cook. My mother Janet Francis Cox born on January 3, 1937. My grandfather Charles had fishing boats & shops in Corner. I'm trying to find out any : all info. Unfortunately no one has info on my mom side of the family. She has sister Anne, brother & cousin Richard Cox. Please can you help me. Mine & my mother health deterating rapidly & I want my children & grandkids know my heritage. I live in Colorado U.S.A.
Can anyone give me any information on this photo please. The man on the left is my grandad Walter (wally) honess but does anyone know who the diver was and what they was doing at the time. Date unknown.
Buster Grout & 3 more photos from 1953. The storm photos were taken by George Baker
I have just had a long mardle with Mark Barnard. His father was the fisherman known as Bones. He went fishing from March until October and delivered post from October to March. Apparently as a boy during the war. He and a friend were playing on the cliffs when the air-raid siren went. They were too far from home to get there safely so they hid in the cliffs. They heard the German bombers returning over the sea. And then heard some more aircraft. They looked out to see some Spitfires coming to attack the bombers
Some more pictures of the East Beach 1825, 1910, 1830, & 1908
Hi All, I wonder whether anyone can point me in right direction to find some photos of the Metropole Hotel. Thanks.
I found this photograph of the Cromer football team of 1913/1914 Does you recognise any of people in the photo and what happened to them during the First World War?
We much appreciated seeing the old photos of the Warren, which subsequently became Sutherland House School [now sadly demolished]. Do you have any other photos of the Warren which you could post for us to see? Thank you in hopeful anticipation!
The Links Hotel opened in 1895 - so this is possibly one of the earliest references to it! Clearly looking for men to work on the building of it as it's dated 1892! They only wanted good bricklayers - not bad ones - lol! Image copyright as shown.
Cromer Juniors 1962/3
24 July 1996 Cromer Lifeboat Crew. Left to right - Paul Wegg, mechanic, Rob/Bob Brownsell, John Jonas (Skinny), Richard Davies, Bob Davies, Ady Woods, Ted Pointer/Pointen. In Yarmouth.
Another Christmas at the Olympia. Do you recognise anyone? I can see Donnie Abbs, Freddie Duffield and Emma Kemp and me ( the only one with a tie!)