Hunstanton Christmas Swimmers Prepare for their Annual Dip!

Hunstanton Christmas Swim 2012 - photo by Neal Sanderson of Hunstanton Backpackers

Every year, since 1957, there has been a Hunstanton Christmas Swim but a sponsored Christmas Swim was only introduced in the early 1970s and thereafter the Hunstanton Roundtable organised and managed the event. The History of the Hunstanton Christmas Swim makes interesting reading if you care to take the time. As usual, this year’s swim will take place from the central promenade at 11am on Thursday 25th December. The 2013 Hunstanton Christmas Swim had a record 165 swimmers taking part and raised over £5,000 for local good causes. To enter … Continue reading

Festive Fridays & Christmas Tree Festival Too!

Festive Fridays Hunstanton 2014

With NO car parking restrictions after 6pm in Hunstanton  its a Christmas shopper’s dream of an opportunity so put Friday, 12 December 2014 AND Friday, 19 December 2014 in your diary! The launch of Hunstanton’s Festive Friday on Friday, 6 December 2014 – the first of many – saw many Hunstanton businesss opening until 7.30pm for Christmas shopping. New customers were attracted to the varied collection of small specialist local shops in the town and support can only grow as the word spreads. It hoped that late night shopping could … Continue reading

EDP Tourism Awards for Hunstanton Businesses

EDP Tourism Awards 2014 Winner logo

Being located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Hunstanton is a gem when it comes to holiday offerings, and the recent EDP Tourism Awards 2014 confirmed that we are getting it right. Now in its 10th year, the awards showcase the businesses thriving within Norfolk’s biggest industry sector, tourism, worth more than £2 billion and employing over 54,000 people across the county. Searles and Paint Me Ceramics were among the 36 companies and holiday parks who attended the black tie event on the 27th November, hoping to win one … Continue reading

Christmas Lights Switch On 2014

Panto Dame Kitty Litter helps with a selfie - photo by Stella Gooch

Unseasonally “warm” weather blessed this year’s Hunstanton Christmas Cracker, although as the afternoon wore on temperatures did become cooler. The more comfortable temperature certainly helped to bring out the crowds which steadily grew throughout the afternoon. Stall holders were up and running from 10am with a Festive Craft Fair in Hunstanton Town Hall. The High Street was brightly furnished with a selection of Children’s fairground rides and outside The Princess Theatre too. As darkness crept in the lights from the fairground rides contributed to a great atmosphere. The ever popular … Continue reading

Festive Fridays in Hunstanton

Christmas Cracker 2013 - photo by Stella Gooch

Hunstanton’s all new ‘Festive Fridays’ is being launched this Christmas.  Brainchild of High Street trader, Debbie Harrington of Norfolk Home and Garden, many Hunstanton shops are keen to encourage late night shopping every Friday in the run up to Christmas and are beginning the Christmas spirit with the big light switch on at the Hunstanton Christmas Cracker on Sunday, 30 November which will be packed with loads of fun for all the family.   Local shops are getting in to the festive spirit and, whilst plans for the events are … Continue reading

Redgate Pupils Need a New Uniform Logo!

Redgate Junior School and Hunstanton Infants School are set to amalgamate soon with a planned opening scheduled for September 2015. The repercussions of such a move involve a change in logo/branding for the new school, to be known as Hunstanton Primary School. This means that parents will incur the cost of replacement school uniform as well and there will be costs for new letter heads etc. The school governing body feel this is a fantastic opportunity for the children to get enthused about the changes and they are currently in a … Continue reading

Children in Need Show Livens up Princess Theatre

Pat Newman has us in stitches - photo by Stella Gooch

The Hunstanton’s Princess Players Variety Show (Saturday, 14 November 2014), in aid of the BBC Children in Appeal was very much a night to remember. Special guest dancers, The Jane Ashley Emile Theatre Dance School, were among a variety of other invited guests, many of whom were involved way back in 1986. Together the troupe played to a pretty full theatre, kicking off with a lively “roaring 20s” dance number. The dancers were followed by the sound of Hunstanton Community Choir who treated us to “All That Jazz” and more … Continue reading

Rescue Wooden Boats Nov 2014 Update

Lucy Lavers as she was. Source The Little Ships of Dunkirk book by Christian Brann

Work has been continuing apace on lifeboat Lucy Lavers, readying her for her return trip to Dunkirk in May 2015, 75 years on, to mark the anniversary of the evacuation of troops from the beaches. The difficult job of drilling through the keel to fit the centreboard has been completed and the newly forged centre plate is in place. Bronze work has been cleaned and where necessary cast to make additional parts. More coats of Witham paint have been applied to Lucy Lavers’ hull, with more to come. The engine … Continue reading

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee Return to Hunstanton

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee 1 - photo by Tim Hodges

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee Back Despite Popular Demand! Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee have visited Hunstanton in recent years and brought delight to audiences at the Princess Theatre with their classic style of magic.  They have been on the road again this year and have another fantastic evening lined up for us.  This tour is packed with their favourite magic tricks and brand new illusions never performed in public before. This will truly be an evening full of comedy and amazement.  Show time in Hunstanton is 7.30pm on Friday, … Continue reading

Hair cut raises funds for Cancer causes

20 inches of hair removed - photo by Stella Gooch

Taking care of your appearance is all part of getting set up for the day and regular visits to the hairdresser naturally help to maintain your beautiful self. However, when 30 year old Carla Pooley, from Dersingham, paid a visit to Bliss Hair & Beauty in Heacham, on Tuesday, 4 November 2014, it was more than just an opportunity for a hair restyle and a break from looking after husband Matt and her three children: Florence (8), Wilfred (6) and Arthur (nearly 2). It was a major fundraising opportunity for … Continue reading