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.
Adam Spruce, a student at a nearby college, has a made a terrific film about Cromer RNLI. It has footage of the launch, interviews with crew members etc.
It can be watched on
After five years supporting fundraising for the RNLI in Leicester and eleven years in Cromer serving various roles Richard Annis has made the decision to retire.
Over the years in Cromer Richard has supported the RNLI on all fronts, covering many volunteer ‘behind the scene’ important roles. He has organised visits from all interested parties, not just from schools, adult education groups and evening meetings but also anyone who wanted to learn more about the RNLI and Cromer in particular.
Richard has seen over the past 3 years the figures for Visits going up from approx. 500 to 1400+ attending per year which is a huge increase in interest.
He was also the co-ordinator arranging bookings for Stormy Stan, with requests for 2017 already over 25 bookings for the season, showing the interest in promoting the station is increasing year on year. For the interim, John Redmond will cover the Visits Officer role and Graham Stallard bookings for Stormy Stan.
Richard was presented with an oil painting of himself, by John Davies the present coxswain, in front of one of the lifeboats Richard was associated with.
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.
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.
The Ladies Guild will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar in Cromer Parish Hall. There will be a number of stalls selling wonderful homemade produce, crafts and plants, as well as books, toys and bric a brac. There will also be the opportunity to take part in prize winning games, a tombola and a raffle with an array of wonderful prizes. The café will be serving hot and cold drinks, with bacon rolls and cakes. Cromer Dance Attitude, groups of dancers aged between 3-4 years up to teenagers, will be performing their Christmas Programme on stage. Please come and watch their festive dances whilst enjoying light refreshments.
A lovely start to the festive season - Cromer Parish Church will be adorned with beautifully decorated trees, nativity scenes and wreaths, produced by local community groups, from Wednesday 29th November - Saturday 2nd December. Look out for our Ladies Guild tree, nativity scene and wreath. The Guild also have a fundraising stall selling homemade crafts and produce on Saturday 2nd.