A Double Dose of Panto!

Dragon from Princess & the Pea - photo courtesy of Hunstanton Pantomime

As most parents will find, it does get harder to inspire teenagers to want to attend a Christmas panto and recently I have been in that arena myself.  In the past few years I have let them off lightly but this year I made them attend TWO on the promise that this would be the last time.  Since my boys will be 16 and 14 next year it does seem right that they have more say. On Boxing Day we attended “Jack & the Beanstalk” at the Princess Theatre and on 29 Dec … Continue reading

Christmas Day Swim 2016

RNLI Wellie Boots on Hunstanton Beach at Christmas Day Swim 2016 - photo by Robbie Gooch

Photos by Robbie Gooch (except the RNLI crew photo which is by Stella Gooch) Video by Stella Gooch (in all its imperfections) The 2016 Christmas Swim was like no other for me in that I ended up participating!  Yes me who hates being cold and wet like nobody I know.  It happened quite by accident …  I decided to focus on trying out Facebook LIVE for this year’s Swim as my own camera had a problem and my son wanted to use his new Christmas present and take his own … Continue reading

The Crane Driver Hunstanton Fell in Love With!

Us locals are pretty active on our local Facebook group and there is always a lively debate going on in between sharing wonderful photos of our gorgeous sunsets and countryside.  One lively debate in the group was the building of the new McCarthy & Stone sheltered housing known as “Hamon Court” – love it or hate it, everyone seems to have an opinion about this building which was created by just a handful of skilled people. One day, a photo from above Hunstanton was posted into the group by Kevin … Continue reading

Everybody Needs Independence Says Local Teenager!

There are a number of GREAT FUN fundraising events lined up to help a local teenager this month!  (Scroll down the article for more info) Sat, 22 Oct 2016 – 80s & 90s disco (at Heacham Public Hall) Sun, 23 Oct 2016 – Family Fun Day (at Hunstanton Community Centre) Local oranisations and residents are offering their support for this young teenager’s dream of independence.  Among the local groups showing support are Hunstanton Rock Choir and Hunstanton Rotary Club. Young Eboni (aged 14) is a local teenager who was diagnosed at an early … Continue reading

Tracey Swann RIP – Champion of Heacham Fire Station and More

When I woke up Sunday morning and took a peek at the local Facebook groups I noticed the “emergency” messages for Tracey Swann to urgently contact her son immediately. I had not heard about the fire even though I had in fact been visiting friends in Heacham that evening.  As I trawled through my personal Facebook page I saw some comments with Tracey’s name attached to them.  As horrible realisation dawned I could not believe what I was seeing so I confirmed independently and yes it was true. Despite the best … Continue reading

Hopkins Development Between Heacham and Hunstanton

An approved housing development (PR3639) to be built on land between Heacham and Hunstanton is now all set to have works commence as planned in August 2016.  A letter was originally sent out to local residents affected by the works on 30 June 2016 and this raised more questions than it answered resulting in a flurry of social media threads. I am delighted to report that the Norfolk County Council will be delivering a letter dated 8 July 2016 clarifying the programme of works.  Work will now commence on Monday, 5 September 2016 … Continue reading

Resounding Support for Hunstanton Carnival 2016

With nothing but voluntary donations to keep Hunstanton Carnival growing, Cllr Steve Ellis, Graham Peel and Nicki Bowman have pulled off their best Carnival yet judging by the tremendous numbers filling the streets at this year’s Carnival.  The official opening of the 2016 Carnival which had a theme of “The Best of British” – was conducted by Hunstanton Mayor Cllr James Johnson supported by Carnival Queen, Makayla Rule, and her Princesses (Purity-Rose Ologhoejebi, Lily Rose, Eleanor Hollin and Zerrin Mitchell) and, of course, the ever popular Carnival Lion. Despite an overcast start, with somewhat … Continue reading

Vestments & Flowers Brighten Up Bank Holiday Weekend

Vestments and Flowers Festival Hunstanton - photo by Stella Gooch

St Edmunds Church in Hunstanton is all decked out in an array of colour this bank holiday weekend.  Vestments and floral arrangements depicting the churches liturgical year are on display from Saturday 28 May through to Monday, 30 May 2016. Tour around this beautiful and historic old church and learn about the roles of the church hierarchy from bishop to priest or deacon and the variety of garments worn in the numerous religious rituals carried out throughout the year. The concept of the event is a variation on a traditional … Continue reading

Open Day at Hunstanton Sailing Club

Hunstanton Sailing and Watersports Centre (Hunstanton Sailing Club) are once again having a Family and Friends Open Day on Sunday, 29 May 2016 – 10am till 4pm – to give as many young people a chance as possible to have a go at some great water activities. Watersports including sailing, socialising and a BBQ too. What a great way to sample what the club has to offer. The upstairs floor of Hunstanton Sailing Club is also due to open the same weekend now that work on it has been completed. … Continue reading