Sunday 30 January 2011

Revenge of the Cromer Crab

Cromer's most famous export is the Cromer Crab. Here a giant specimen was spotted crashing through the wall of a local Budgen's carpark. Guy N. Smith did warn us, after all.

Steps to the Edge of the World

The tower of steps leading to the beach at Happisburgh, where severe coatsal erosion has destroyed many of the cliff-edge paths, roads, and houses.

Tuesday 25 January 2011

The Cromer Tunnel

Remnants of the long-defunct Cromer Beach - Mundesley railway line, running beneath the (also long gone) Cromer High - Norwich line. The railway services, as well as the writings of Clement Scott, are often attributed as the reason for Cromer's increasing popularity as a holiday resort during the nineteenth century. Nowadays Cromer is served only by the Bittern Line service, which runs from Norwich to Sheringham.

This is the only remaining former railway tunnel in Norfolk, and surrounded by overgrown and litter-strewn embankments.

Saturday 22 January 2011

Sunrise Above Overstrand

Walking across the cliffs from Cromer early in the morning, to be greeted with this glorious sunrise above Overstrand - muse of the nineteenth century journalist Clement Scott, who originally christened the area with its 'Poppyland' moniker.

Out of Season: Cromer Boating Lake

The drained boating lake at Cromer overlooking the pier and North Sea. Winter did not look like it had been kind to the exposed seafront.

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Fight the Power

Tax strike. The Avenues, Norwich.

Thursday 6 January 2011

You've Got Mail

The postbox by the Norwich marketplace, at the foot of Gaol Hill.

Sunday 2 January 2011

Permanent Bank Holiday

The former site of a Barclays bank on Upper St Giles Street, Norwich, which closed on December 3rd, 2010. The cashpoint at least was popular, located as it was on one of the main footpaths into the city centre.