Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival success

Radio and television personality, David Whitely, hosted a variety show last Friday, at Cromer Pavilion Theatre to start another Crab and Lobster festival in Cromer and Sheringham.

The annual festival took place on Saturday and Sunday at Evington Lawns, featuring, stalls cookery demonstrations, heritage exhibits and crab dressing.

Local and celebrity chefs included, Charlie Hodson, Alan Paton, Mary Kemp, Vanessa Scott, Simon Marsh and Nigel Raffles.

Cromer Academy students, Megan Purdy, Saffron Magnus and Bailey Posthumus impressed the crowds with a mouth-watering Crab Chirizo Salad and Lobster Ravioli in a mascarpone and white wine sauce.

On Sunday in Sheringham there was live music, morris dancers and cooking demonstrations at the Lobster pub, with donations going towards the Nepal earthquake disaster.

Two charity walkers dressed as a crab and a lobster were greeted by festival chairman, Tony Shipp on Cromer promenade, to mark the end of a 69-mile trek that has raised over £7,000.

Diane Wheeler, 48, an electrical engineer at Parker Hannifin in Thetford, and Nicola Smith, 37, from Yorkshire, walked from Thetford along the Peddars Way and Norfolk coast path in aid of the East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH) nook appeal.

Local businesses and individuals sponsored ships wheel art trail this year and an enthusiastic band of artists, schools and groups created unique designs for them. They’ll be auctioned in August and the funds raised donated to local charities & organisations.

There was also a Crab race on the pier, which was won by nine-year-old Cameron Hamilton-Emery from Cambridgeshire, whose crab was the first to cross the finishing line after he threw it from the pier into the sea.

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