Cromer concert featuring songs, stories and ‘Norfolk squit’ raises £6,000 for local good causes

The Sheringham Shantymen, who teamed up with writer, broadcaster and entertainer Keith Skipper to st

The Sheringham Shantymen, who teamed up with writer, broadcaster and entertainer Keith Skipper to stage a charity concert on Cromer pier.Photo: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

A charity concert poking fun at the historic rivalry between Cromer and Sheringham has raised more than £6,000 for the two towns' RNLI lifeboats and children's bereavement charity Nelson's Journey.

Writer, broadcaster and entertainer Keith Skipper, who teamed up with Sheringham songsters the Shant

Writer, broadcaster and entertainer Keith Skipper, who teamed up with Sheringham songsters the Shantymen to stage a charity concert on Cromer pier.Photo: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Staged for the fifth year running by Sheringham songsters the Shantymen and well-known Cromer-based writer, broadcaster and entertainer Keith Skipper, the show, which played to a sell-out audience, included maritime songs, as well as stories and a generous helping of 'Norfolk squit'.

Cheques were presented on the night to crew members from Cromer and Sheringham lifeboats and a representative from Nelson's Journey.

Keith, who recently launched his own publishing company, said the annual event was one of his favourite "do's" of the year.

He added: "It's great as I only have to walk down to the end of the pier and the Shantymen are not only extremely talented, they are also really good fun."


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