• Cromer RNLI

Inshore Lifeboat fire white flare in memory of Nyall Brown

Cromer’s Annual Boxing day dip was held this year to raise funds for MIND. The inshore lifeboat attends to provide back up cover.


This year the crew and backup volunteers of RNLI Cromer fired a white flare in memory of Nyall Brown, who was the son of Mearl and Tracy Brown.

Nyall Brown was a member of the North Norfolk Beach Runners club, which organises the annual event.


It has taken place for more than 30 years and this year raised more than £4,000 for the Norwich branch of Mind, a charity which offers mental health information and support.

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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. 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.