Sheringham, Fishermen 1893
Photo ref: 33313
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Although the advent of the railway saw Sheringham develop into a resort, its origins are in fishing. These fishermen would have fished for cockles, whelks and prawns, as well as for the crabs for which the area is noted.

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A Selection of Memories from Sheringham

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Sheringham

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I watched, with my young son, this wonderful Victorian building being demolished in 1974. Being such a huge Hotel, it became untenable. Part of it was, I recall made into flats, but after a time this apparently was not popular. So like The Sheringham Hotel, the inevitable was decided. I am completely dedicated to collecting vintage postcards of Sheringham. I would like to know when The Mo (a house ...see more
I was a regular visitor when we were stationed at West. Beckham RAF Station. We would bike down that steep hill at Upper (it was murder going back!). I remember the theatre, the picture house, the crab sandwiches on the seafront, the rippling pebbles on the steep beach, the lifeboathouse, it even had a girl called Marigold, I had never heard that name before, she worked at one of the shops near the ...see more
This photograph illustrates all too well the erosion of the cliffs. The profile of Beeston Bump seen in the background of this photograph compared with to day shows just how much land we have lost. My father used to speak of playing football as a boy on level ground beyond Beeston Bump, that is on the seaward side of the bump. Just off camera the Grand Hotel is under ...see more
I have just obtained a print of Sheringham promenade with a building on the left on top of a hill. I searched through these photos and came across the Grand Hotel - and that is the building in my picture. The date is 1890s. Does anyone know if this building still stands and if so is it still a hotel, or something else? Thank you.