Memories of Cromer

My great-grandfather, John White, was Principal Lighthouse Keeper, from 1883 onwards. John, with his family, a wife, and three sons, travelled from Wales where he was a Lighthouse Keeper at South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembroke St Mary. Sadly his eldest son, also John, had died on duty in 1882 on the (...Read full memory)

This picture is of Christ Church which ws built in 1867 beside the disused church of St Martin. Christ Church was later demolished and St Martin was restored.

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.

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