Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:00

Cromer’s first 60s festival totally groovy, man

Written by  Pascale Palmer
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Cromer’s first 60s festival totally groovy, man

Cromer’s 60s Festival drew big crowds on Sunday April 23 to North Norfolk’s iconic Cromer Pier.

The St George’s Day celebration organised by North Norfolk District Council welcomed in excess of 3,000 visitors over the course of the day. Many came on vintage scooters and motorcycles and even more got into the spirit of the 1960s by dressing in period clothing.

 

Cllr Maggie Prior, Cabinet Member for Culture said: “There was a super turn out and a fantastic mood at the event. People were having a really good time - dancing kept breaking out near the bands and singers, some of this was as early as 10.30am!

“The success of Cromer’s 60s event really shows there’s an appetite for something new and fun along the North Norfolk Coast to add to the already superb calendar of events in our area. We are definitely going to look into whether this can become a yearly event.”

The event ran from 10am-4pm and was officially opened by TV and radio presenter Helen McDermott. With vintage stalls and vehicles, a screening of the 1966 World Cup Final, live music and dance, Beatles and Thunderbirds exhibitions, great food and Happy Hours in the Pier Bar with £1/pint, the day was packed with fun.

Cllr Nigel Pearce, ward member for Suffield Park, Cromer, who championed the event, said: “It was amazing to see so many people having a great time while celebrating the 60s. The 60s are very special to me so being able to share some of my favourite things with other people was really great. Thanks to everyone who came along.

“This 60s-tailored event could be the traditional season opener, and would put Cromer well and truly on the map. Thank you to the supporting teams that ensured the success of my original idea.”unnamed-276.jpg

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 19:50

Visit the following businesses

cache/resized/2aecda818302d235dd5a5462531c9ae9.jpg
3 Hall Close
Just a mile from the sea, on the stunning North Norfolk coast, this lovely large holiday cottage, built circa 1890 in traditional red brick and carrstone, is furnished and equipped to a high standard throughout. Situated at the end of a ...
Explore
cache/resized/f1d793b8d861794e67ae01a5536c03b7.jpg
Sirius Training & Certifications Ltd
STC is proud to be recognized as a BRC ATP (approved training partner) and also an approved Highfield Training Centre.STC is a BRC Approved Training Partner, we also deliver Highfield Food Safety & Train the Trainer training courses, all in a ...
Explore
cache/resized/dfe2e6a1bbc15995905c3ef22dc9e5eb.jpg
Paul Dickson Tours
Paul Dickson is an independent tour guide offering walking tours in Norwich and the Broads National Park. Book Paul direct for the following tours: Norwich Tours Shardlake's Norwich Norwich: An Introduction Norwich: A Black History ...
Explore
cache/resized/a447e3d1306dd16e9262709fa5f51034.jpg
Poppyseed Baking
Poppyseed Baking provides home baked cakes and pastries delivered fresh to local cafes in and around the Norwich area.  Gluten free and vegan options can be easily accommodated. Also bespoke catering specialising in afternoon teas and buffets ...
Explore
cache/resized/0858c7e70bb6ceeb83ad4819fcd99f82.jpg
Norfolk Yacht Agency
Norfolk Yacht Agency sell new and used boats and is the region’s largest dedicated boat sales centre. Here at Norfolk Yacht Agency, we are leading agents for new boat sales in Norfolk, and we are suppliers of the highly recommended range of ...
Explore
cache/resized/319572a73bc499c30e95d11f5acbb299.jpg
J B Postle & Son Ltd
We are your local independent electrical retailer offering a wide range of products and services which include Plasma and LCD televisions from Panasonic, JVC and Samsung. We are a main stockist for Roberts radio and have a huge selection of DAB ...
Explore
benefits banner

Related items

  • North Norfolk gin makers in finals of prestigious competition

    A journey to New Zealand last year just before the Covid-19 lockdown has paid big dividends for North Norfolk gin makers Mandy and Dave Cornell. The lessons they learnt from one of the world’s leading experts in gin distilling while in the Land of the Long White Cloud have helped them reach the finals of a prestigious gin competition after only a year of making gin themselves.

    Their Poppyland East Coast Dry Gin, made in a 100-litre still nicknamed “Sacha” at their base in West Street, Cromer, will now be competing against gins from Italy, France, the Netherlands, Ireland and Australia, as well as others from the United Kingdom, in the "contemporary gins" section of the Gin Guide Awards 2021.

    The awards, now in their fifth year, attracted hundreds of entries from more than 30 countries. Paul Jackson, editor of The Gin Guide, and head judge in the competition, said that to reach the finals with so many entries “is an incredible achievement that requires consistent high scores from the judges."

  • Visitors Welcome!

    From pre-historic to present day – North Norfolk Visitor Centre celebrates official opening and introduction of fun new 'Discover Zone' 

    The North Norfolk Visitor Centre was officially opened on Monday 10 February, with an exciting reveal of the brand new look for the tourist information hub. As well as the traditional visitor information service the centre now also includes a “Discovery Zone,” a fantastic new resource which forms part of North Norfolk District Council’s “Deep History Coast” initiative.

    Council members, project partners, staff and business Ambassadors gathered for the celebration, which included a screening of the new DHC film and representatives on-hand to discuss the key project elements from fossil hunting to the upcoming mammoth Marathon.

  • Latest News from The Grove Cromer
    As we head into winter, we are running a series of accommodation offers including offering one night's free accommodation on our Superior Rooms before Christmas, and our Pamper Package; with one full body massage and dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as, our Sunday Is The New Saturday offer, which is a great deal for Sunday nights.
     
    Our autumn menu, with warming dishes featuring lots of Norfolk produce, supplemented by our fruit and veg garden is going down a treat, and Christmas party bookings are coming in.
  • NWT is Charity of the year for North Norfolk District Council

    North Norfolk District Council’s Chairman has invited Norfolk Wildlife Trust to be his Charity of the Year, with money raised supporting conservation grazing and family learning.

    Dr Clive Stockton has a personal life-long association with nature and wished to support a charity that specifically works to conserve the fragile habitats of Norfolk and raise awareness of the importance of wildlife.

    Funds raised by NNDC will be used in two key areas of NWT’s work across Norfolk: to support conservation grazing with rare native breeds and to extend engagement with young children in Sure Start centres.

    Conservation grazing with native breed cattle, sheep and ponies protects important areas for wildlife. Without regular grazing, many of our rare and fragile habitats and the species they support would be at risk of being overwhelmed by more dominant plants. NNDC has already shown its own commitment to conservation grazing through the establishment of its Bagot goat herd, 15 of which are on long-term loan to NWT in the Brecks.

  • Flying the (Blue) Flags for North Norfolk’s fabulous beaches

    It’s official: North Norfolk continues to have some of the best beaches in the country.

    The beaches in Cromer, East Runton, Mundesley, Sea Palling, Sheringham and West Runton have all been awarded prestigious Blue Flags for another year – and that means the 45-mile North Norfolk coastline is home to half of all the Blue Flag beaches in the east of England.

    The awards are given out only to those beaches that have the highest quality of water, facilities, environmental education and management, with superb levels of cleanliness and safety. It means the hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors who visit North Norfolk’s beaches each year can be sure they are enjoying top-notch destinations.

    North Norfolk is the only district in the county that has been awarded any Blue Flags this year.

Newsletter

© All Things Norfolk 2008 - 2021
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Midweek mention to all the wonderful local independent businesses featured on https://t.co/NuCmmbaC3U inc… https://t.co/5oyoPkkVy8