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Cromer RNLI is holding its annual lifeboat day

Lifeboats News Release

Lifeboat day will take place on Sunday 6 August from 9am. This free event focuses on the work of the Cromer RNLI volunteers, and other rescue services within Cromer.

picture of D-class lifeboat in the water

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Mr Eric Sharpe - Cromer RNLI's inshore lifeboat

The all day event involves both lifeboat stations being open for visitors from 9am where the charity's D class and Tamar class lifeboats can be viewed. The Henry Blogg museum will open plus the souvenir shops together with a range of stalls along the promenade - all from 10am.

As well as meeting some of the volunteer crew, it’s an opportunity to see what the other rescue services do within Cromer, including RNLI lifeguards, HM Coastguard and Coastwatch.

This free event is to help raise money to help the charity in its lifesaving work. There will be opportunities to learn more about water safety and watch dramatic sea demonstrations by the crew and RNLI lifeguards.

For children there is an opportunity to meet Stormy Stan, the RNLI's mascot, or dress up in crew outfits, and there are a number of stalls provided by the fundraising Guild with treasure hunts and cakes.

Music will be provided by the Sheringham Shantymen and the Walker Brothers.

Full details are on the station's Facebook page.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please contact Clare Stagg, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

Key facts about Cromer RNLI

The Cromer Lifeboat Station was established in 1804 and was not taken over by the Institution from the Norfolk Shipwreck Association until 1857. Since 1923 there have been two lifeboats at Cromer, and currently there is a D Class inshore boat and Tamar all-weather lifeboat. The outstanding figure in the history of Cromer is Henry George Blogg who became a member of the Cromer crew in 1894 at the age of 18. He was coxswain from 1909-1947. During his 53 years as a lifeboat crew member, the Cromer lifeboats had been on service 387 times and rescued 873 lives. His record is without equal in the history of the Institution. No lifeboat crew member has received so many decorations for gallantry.


Picture of Cromer RNLI's Tamar Class Lester in the water during a training exercise

Harry Simpson

Picture of Cromer RNLI's Tamar Class Lester

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

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