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The Coxswains of Cromer No 2 Boathouse and Lifeboats

The following were RNLI Cromer Coxswains at the No 2 boathouse for the first 100 years of the station.

Thanks to Paul Russell for providing the photos and information of the coxswains .


1923-1947 Henry George Blogg


Superintendent Coxswain of No.1 & No. 2 lifeboats.

Louisa Heartwell,

Alexandra & Harriot Dixon.

















1947-1953 James William 'Jimmy' Davies

Harriot Dixon.





















1953-1967 Lewis Benjamin 'Tuna' Harrison

Harriot Dixon 1953-1964,

William Henry and Mary King 1964-1967.

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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.