Cromer and its History

Now a popular holiday destination, Cromer has grown up as a fishing village. Cromer Crab is one of its main, and best know, sources of income. With the pier standing proud, Cromer has always attracted large numbers of fisherman looking for crabs, lobsters, cod and herring, although most of the trade is now for shellfish.

The History of the Cromer

Although Cromer is not mentioned in the Doomsday book, there are 2 settlements which seem to be around the area the town occupies now. “Shipden-juxta-mere” can now be found just north east of Cromer pier, buried under the North Sea. “Shipden-juxta-Felbrigg” is believed to be what we now call Cromer.

Royal Visitors

Cromer became a popular holiday destination in Edwardian times. With easy links to London via its train station, Cromer provided host to guests such as future King Edward VII, writer Arthur Conan Doyle and actress Lillie Langtry, who performed in the town in 1906.

With its famous pier, Cromer still offers a traditional End of Pier show running through the Summer months.