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

PUBLISHED: 10:52 06 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:01 06 November 2019

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

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

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'.

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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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