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Nostalgic memories of Caister-on-Sea's local history

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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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This is the plane I had my first flight in during the 1950s. My father had done some work for the owner/pilot , so as a reward we had a flight along the coast, I remember the pilot always used to dive bomb a large dune near where Caister Holiday Camp is .

During the summer of 1979 I worked at Ladbrookes Holiday Centre with my friend Tina, we had a wonderful summer full of laughter, I even met my husband there, he was on holiday, 37yrs later we're still married and twice a yr we go back to scratby on holiday wonderful place wonderful memories

My father was a milkman, for Home Counties Dairy, the horses were stabled in Hodeson road, the bottling dairy was opposite the Eardley arms pub. The livery was green, and the trade mark a gold triangle. Milk then was in glass pint and half pint bottles with cardboard caps. They also sold small items beside milk.

Hi its Doug again I was born in vicarshall lane like I said in my fist memory we never had central heating in winter I remember when it was cold or snowing when I woke in a morning I had to melt jack frost of the inside of the bedroom window I would make a little hole in the frost to see to my delight a lot of snow had arrived overnight and it was still snowing very hard if it was a school day we used ...see more

I am almost certain this is the plane that I had my first flight in. It was during a family holiday and I was around 6 years old at the time. I still remember the experience vividly! My elder brother and uncle were squashed into the back seat which resembled a small bench seat. My father sat next to the pilot and I sat on my father's knee ! There was a leather strap ...see more

Added 24 February 2014
I have the fondest memories of Caister on Sea. We used to have a week there every year and my sister and I were the only kids in our street that had a holiday every year. Like most people in the East End of London, we had very little money, but my dad worked on the railway and got travel concessions as part of his employment package. This enabled us to travel by train to Yarmouth Vauxhall and then ...see more

Hi, I have often visited Caister but never visited the lifeboat station. I am trying to trace a male relative called Blogg and I wondered whether there was a list of lifeboatmen lost or served in service from Caister between 1827-1830 at the station. He could also have served at Cromer. I do have a name Mary Ann Blogg for a relative born about this time (about 1828) in Fleggburgh. Any help would be greatly ...see more

From a baby in the sixties up until my late teens in the eighties, I spent two weeks in August every year in Caister with my family. These were the happiest times of my life. We were on the beach every day for two weeks every year, and the weather was always hot and sunny. I particularly remember my brother and I going to the wooden cafe every day on Caister Beach, for chocolate. It was ...see more

We believe the couple in the foreground are Mr and Mrs Starbuck. At about this time, Mr Starbuck was the Hoilday Camp manager.