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Caption for West Runton, The Common 1925: These cliffs do not suffer as much erosion as those eastwards towards Cromer and beyond. The road from the village ends at this beach, which is known as the Gap. The area has good parking and a tea shop, where it is possible to hire beach tents; refreshments can be purchased and taken on trays directly onto the sands. If the tides are in your favour and you have the energy, it is possible to walk to Sheringham and even Cromer from here, either on the beach, or if the tide has been misjudged, on the cliff top.

Memories of West Runton

I lived in this house in the late 50s early 60s as my grandfather Harry Worman owned it. It was brilliant and as a youngster I thought that the forest belonged to me. I had a pony, a dog, a rope, a penknife and bicycle. What more could any kid want.

My name was Donna Bishop when I lived with my parents, Sgt Frank Bishop and Jeanette. We were stationed  at Sulthorpe air force base, but we rented a house from Mr. and Mrs. Sainty. Our house was supposed to be haunted. I remember Susan and Alison Sainty, they were our next door neighbors and (...Read full memory)

My first love was Susan Sainty who, at this time, lived in London Road, Kings Lynn with sister Alison, and mum and dad. Her gran lived in Cley and the family probably had the chalet bungalow in West Runton at the time. We met at Kings Lynn tech in about 1963 /1964 and I was heartbroken when we parted in about 1965. I (...Read full memory)

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