A Tribute to Henry Le Strange and His Legacy

William Searle and Brian Holmes planning Henry Le Strange statue outside Golden Lion - photo by Mike Ruston

Reputed to be a kind landlord, liberal patron, a considerate master and generous to the town of Hunstanton, Henry Le Strange is a name on many lips in our town.  He held many a high office during his life including: Justice of the Peace Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk Sheriff of Norfolk Lord High Admiral of the Wash Captain 1st West Norfolk Militia 1852   A well respected landowner, Henry restored Hunstanton Hall making it his family home in Old Hunstaton following a period of decay spanning some 50 years.  Henry also restored … Continue reading

He’s Behind You! Oh No He’s Not! Oh Yes He Is!

Pantomime season is in the air as the Christmas season draws nearer and we in West Norfolk are blessed – yes truly blessed – when it comes to pantomime. In 2010 the pantomime was cancelled in Hunstanton never to be seen again BUT as time has gone on Hunstanton now has not one but TWO pantomimes in 2015.  There is also the pantomime in Kings Lynn at the Corn Exchange.  So in West Norfolk we have THREE PANTOMIMES to enjoy this festive season. The pantomime line up for 2015 includes: Aladdin at … Continue reading

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary Rescues Many Seal Pups

Pendle plays at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary 20 July 2015 - photo by Stella Gooch

I recently paid a visit to Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and was delighted to see the adorable Pendle in fine form.   Brain damaged Pendle and I met at the re-opening of the Sea Life Sanctuary when I learned that he had arrived at the Sea Life Sanctuary at just 11 days old.  I was very pleased to see that Pendle was as friendly and as sociable as ever. Deputy Manager, Angie Rudd introduced me to some of the young seal pups recovering in the Brand New Seal Hospital which had been … Continue reading

Pollution Not a Problem on Hunstanton Cliffs

Hunstanton Cliffs with a Black Substance

A section of Hunstanton cliffs caused a bit of a stir recently. It was thought that a black substance seen flowing down the resort’s cliffs and onto the beach below could be caused by pollution. However, findings by Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk showed that there was no need for concern as dirty water mixed with soil passing through the sewer had created the black substance. It is believed that this is a temporary situation and matters will soon return to normal.  So we can all look … Continue reading

Sustran Initiative for Exploring Hunstanton starts April 2015

Walking along Hunstanton prom - photo by Susan King

Exploring your local area is often overlooked in day to day life.  However, when we take the time to take in the sights on our doorstep we are often surprised at what we have missed.  When visiting new towns and villages we all too often fail to unearth some real gems which may be just a little out of the way if we only thought to explore a bit deeper. Cue ‘The Active Explorer’.  Sustrans is a leading UK charity who has been commissioned by the Healthy Communities team at … Continue reading

Hunstanton Community Choir on the Up

Hunstanton Community Choir Singing for their Fish and Chips

Posted by Diane Sheldon & Liz Rogers Photos courtesy of Hunstanton Community Choir The Hunstanton Community Choir continues to grow in popularity. A recent outdoor concert at The Ringstead Chalkpit proved a crowd-puller. A beautiful, balmy Sunday evening with foldy chairs, picnics and a bar (just in case anyone forgot to pack the drinks!) Everyone was set for the night ahead. The choir started the event with some old familiar favourites; The Skye Boat Song, Summertime and Bridge Over Troubled Water, to name a few. Exuberant as ever, the choir … Continue reading

Help is being offered for flood clean up

Council workers help clear up damaged steps outside Oasis the day after tidal surge struck Hunstanton - photo by Stella Gooch

Posted by Borough Council of West Norfolk & Kings Lynn Photo by Stella Gooch Recovery from last week’s floods is well under way, with businesses and householders cleaning up their premises and homes. The borough council, along with other agencies, is busy assessing the damage, to the sea front in Hunstanton, the waterfront in King’s Lynn and affected areas along the West Norfolk coastline to Burnham Overy Staithe. An assessment of the cliffs in Hunstanton is also being made due to recent rockfalls as a result of the high tides. … Continue reading

High tidal surge floods parts of Hunstanton seafront & damages Snettisham beach

Hunstanton fairground under water - photo by Neal Sanderson

Photos are thanks to Neal Sanderson, Jemma Greef, Lilian Richardson and William Searle Evacuation orders were issued to homes right around the Norfolk coast – from Kings Lynn round to Great Yarmouth.  In Hunstanton, the Community Centre was toasty warm with welcoming hot drinks ready for those seeking refuge for the duration.   Homes along Seagate Road were evacuated and by 5pm refugees were enjoying the comforts of the Community Centre. Severe weather warnings were all out yet some ignored the warnings and even took unnecessary risks, possibly thinking they had … Continue reading