Norfolk squit and polish night to raise cash for Sheringham school

Keith Skipper.

Keith Skipper. - Credit: Archant

Cromer-based mardler and Norfolk dialect enthusiast Keith Skipper will be fanning the flames of friendly local rivalry when he heads for Sheringham next week.

He will be hosting an evening of Norfolk Squit and Polish on Friday, April 26 at Sheringham Woodfields School on Holt Road. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

The event has been organised to raise money for the complex-needs school, which is one of the biggest in the county.

Woodfields school teaches 90 pupils from across Norfolk aged between three and 19, who have a range of special educational needs.

Mr Skipper said: 'The school wants local supporters to dig deep and help them create an exciting garden at the back of the school. I hope my little bit of old-fashioned missionary work will pave the way for such a stimulating project to take root.

'Proper local rivalry has to be recognised and respected in this era of dull uniformity. As my old friend Sid Kipper, author of a book about the Crab Wars starring Cromeo and Sheriet,, has asked many times... what's the world coming to if you can't stir up a bit of friendly animosity with your closest neighbours?'

Woodfields school shares a site with Sheringham Academy and Sheringham Primary School.

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On the night Mr Skipper will share favourite Norfolk yarns, reflections and a reading, many of them coated with his beloved dialect.

He has promised to include a few more serious topics to honour the polish side of his programme.

Tickets for the evening cost £10 or £5 for Friends of the School. They must be bought before the event and are available from the school.

To book ring 01263 820520 or email

Tickets can also be bought at Woodfields Den on Station Road in Sheringham.

A raffle will be drawn on the evening while refreshments will be available during the interval.

For more information about the school visit