Management Team

Crew All-Weather Lifeboat (ALB) & Inshore Lifeboat (ILB)

Tony Webster
Derek Hinds
Richard Leeds
Lifeboat Operations Manager
Billy Gaff
Deputy Launch Authority
James Page
Station Treasurer
Audrey Smith
Lifeboat Press Officer
Roger Sutton
Trainee Shore Crew / Visits Officer
Beryl Mansell
Chair Ladies Guild
Pam Coles
Treasurer Ladies Guild
Bernice Stowe
Community Safety Officer / Shore Crew
Michael Wass
Deputy Launch Authority
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Adrian Barker
Adrian Woods
Richard "Nelson" Kirk
ILB Helm
Danny Cherry
ILB Helm
David Syer
ILB Helm
Mearl Brown
ILB Helm
Chris Shepherd
Station Mechanic
Gordon Nichols
ALB Mechanic
Vernon Hoare
ALB Mechanic
Paul Watling
ALB Mechanic
Rose Syer
Lifeboat Training Coordinator
Graeme "G" Stallard
Head Launcher
Steve Guest
Deputy Head Launcher
Darren Jones
Deputy Launcher
Paul Russell
Head Winch Operator
John Redmond
Winch Operator
Tim Ballard
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Reiss Khalil
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Mark Southgate
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Matt Hardy
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Kevin Johnson
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Alex Royal
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Lee Merritt
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Kate Berry
ILB Crew & ALB Crew
Chris Key
ALB Crew
Stuart Clarke
ALB Crew
Karl Pearce
Shore Crew
Emma Tuck
Shore Crew
Emily Yaxley
Shore Crew
Fiona Keenaghan
Shore Crew
Chris Godwin
Shore Crew
Kharn Brown
Shore Crew
Louis Grey
Trainee Shore Crew
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Key Supporters

Ted Luckin
Boathouse Attendant
Jacqui Palmer
Museum Manager
Rachel Poulson
Pier Shop Manager
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In Cromer there are two boathouses, one 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.