Memories of Cromer


I have lived in the area all my life and don't recognise this hotel. It is a grand structure indeed but I cannot recall seeing it.

The hotel on the right of this photo is the Grand Hotel situated on the Runton Road and corner of Beach Road. It had its own hard tennis courts across Beach Road - now a Car Park - and a flight of steps leading down to the Prom - replaced by Anglian Water.

The mother of my work friend, John Wallace, owned the flat over what used to be the Pedlar's Pack. We often rode to Cromer from Leicester on our motorcycles and spent weekends there. On one notable occasion John's bike would not start after being ridden along the beach, and we spent all night with it in (...Read full memory)

The hotel which features in this photo is the Metropole Hotel which was situated in Tucker Street. It had access at the rear leading down to the Promenade. Following WW2 it fell into disrepair and was demolished being replaced with a block of flats. The only physical survival is a metal gate at the east end of the (...Read full memory)

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Buy the Print

Buy "Cromer, Hall 1925" Available as a print, mounted, framed, or on canvas.

Prices from £22 £18.70
to £255 £216.75