Cromer!

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Posted this on the 'Your Neck o'The Woods' thread, but it belongs here too -

Hey Swifty, yesterday when out & about I saw a woman in a jacket with a pattern of British Isles places with captions.

Drawings of Stonehenge, The Angel of the North, what have you, and one of a beach labelled 'Cromer Crabs'!

Is that what the place is famous for? Does everybody have them?
 

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I once went on a school trip to Cromer.

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Cromer .. twinned with John Water's Baltimore. It isn't but we should be.

Men! .. if someone calls you 'boy' don't be offended, it's Cromer's version of calling you 'mate' .. if you're called a 'good old boy' you're doing very well indeed .. if you're called 'buddy', that's a spin off from when we had all the Yanks here. If someone calls you a cunt, take it more seriously than anywhere else in the world and move away from that person very quickly.
 

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Cromer .. twinned with John Water's Baltimore. It isn't but we should be.

Men! .. if someone calls you 'boy' don't be offended, it's Cromer's version of calling you 'mate' .. if you're called a 'good old boy' you're doing very well indeed .. if you're called 'buddy', that's a spin off from when we had all the Yanks here. If someone calls you a cunt, take it more seriously than anywhere else in the world and move away from that person very quickly.
I get called buddy/bud quite a lot by a guy at work. He claims he's from Norwich, but maybe he actually hails from a bit further north...
 

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Cromer .. twinned with John Water's Baltimore. It isn't but we should be.

Men! .. if someone calls you 'boy' don't be offended, it's Cromer's version of calling you 'mate' .. if you're called a 'good old boy' you're doing very well indeed .. if you're called 'buddy', that's a spin off from when we had all the Yanks here. If someone calls you a cunt, take it more seriously than anywhere else in the world and move away from that person very quickly.

Baltimore? I picture Cromer as being twinned with one of those places in the deep south where people with six fingers play the banjo.
 

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Baltimore? I picture Cromer as being twinned with one of those places in the deep south where people with six fingers play the banjo.
Naah .. it's more Baltimore but in a beautiful seaside setting. Watch the film 'PECKER' to get the true flavour of the folk at the same time as watching 'The Majestic' (starring Jim Carrey) .. those two films sum up the place.



and a bit of 'The Truman Show'/'Groundhog Day' because every day seems to blur into the next ..
 

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I thought Cromer was nice although I failed to capture any crabs even though everyone else had millions
 

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Cromer .. twinned with John Water's Baltimore. It isn't but we should be.

I feel that a Cromer - Glasgow twinning could be appropriate! Or you could pick your parish if the whole city doesn't appeal?
 

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I really must get to Cromer to see if the stories of the unspeakable shenanigans are true!
 

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I feel that a Cromer - Glasgow twinning could be appropriate! Or you could pick your parish if the whole city doesn't appeal?
Glasgow in the 50's maybe? .. more accurately, England in the 50's to be honest which is not a bad thing at all.
 

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Glasgow in the 50's maybe? .. more accurately, England in the 50's to be honest which is not a bad thing at all.

yeah, the newly gentrified and effete Glasgow probably couldn't keep up :(

If someone (I'm looking at you Edinburgh!!!!) is nasty to us, please will you come and stand next to us???? :)
 

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Cromer was on Antiques Roadshow the other day. Some guy spent a grand on a Vickers mounted machine gun that's now work exactly zero as it's been decommissioned.
 

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Cromer was on Antiques Roadshow the other day. Some guy spent a grand on a Vickers mounted machine gun that's now work exactly zero as it's been decommissioned.
It's worth zero because it was decommissioned before recent regulations for decommissioning. So he'll have to get it properly decommissioned according to latest methods and specifications, before it'll be worth anything again.
 

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Naah .. it's more Baltimore but in a beautiful seaside setting. Watch the film 'PECKER' to get the true flavour of the folk at the same time as watching 'The Majestic' (starring Jim Carrey) .. those two films sum up the place.



and a bit of 'The Truman Show'/'Groundhog Day' because every day seems to blur into the next ..

I've a friend in America who lived in Baltimore for a while. I'll ask her what it's like. If she says "Cromer."...
 

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I actually quite like Cromer, though the beach is a tad stony.

I've only been as a visitor though. There's a really nice (though pricey) fish and chip restaurant. And you can visit the lifeboat station if that's your thing. And there's the pier, as featured in the Alan Partridge film.

But if you want to see some seriously dodgy types, go to Great Yarmouth. That place is hilarious.
 

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I actually quite like Cromer, though the beach is a tad stony.

I've only been as a visitor though. There's a really nice (though pricey) fish and chip restaurant. And you can visit the lifeboat station if that's your thing. And there's the pier, as featured in the Alan Partridge film.

But if you want to see some seriously dodgy types, go to Great Yarmouth. That place is hilarious.

I thought all the seriously dodgy types were here...
 

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Drawings of Stonehenge, The Angel of the North, what have you, and one of a beach labelled 'Cromer Crabs'!

Is that what the place is famous for? Does everybody have them?

Cromer is indeed famous for its crabs. Never tried one myself, but most fishmongers in Norwich stock them.

There's even an annual Crab and Lobster festival.

https://www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk/

Edit: no idea why the quote has come out looking like that. Is the forum playing up?

You cut off the closing square bracket--Yith.
 

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The History of the Cromer Trope:

We know Lovecraft gained inspiration for the town of Innsmouth from Cromer and we all know Swifty lives there and it was him going on about it that started the ball rolling.

However, I stake the claim to starting the trope with this Proto-Cromer reference:


Aug 16, 2015

"Yithian said:
Allow me to refine my statement: everybody designing fashion featuring swastikas, buying fashionable clothes and frequenting boutiques and nightclubs knows. I once had dinner with a family on their farm who astounded me by telling me that it was the first time the parents had ever been in a room with a person from another country - so I take your point!"



(for Swifty)

And what part of Norfolk was that farm in Yith?


https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...the-swastika-symbol.59766/page-3#post-1527802

I followed it with this:

Mar 16, 2017

Yithian said:
Would somebody be kind enough to explain what this is all about?


[might not be safe for work - or a good night's sleep]


"Naughty_Felid - An average night at home in Cromer?

https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...t-make-you-go-wtf.26340/page-282#post-1661208

Others then realized the place was worth the piss-take.

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/calling-norfolk-forteans.30334/page-2#post-1699515

Sep 1, 2017

That's more likely to happen in Cromer.

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/the-fog-anyone.62945/page-2#post-1701208

That's a normal WVS meeting in Cromer. :twisted:

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/drop-a-weird-meme.62928/#post-1701299


Most of us knew that Norfolk and therefore Cromer was a sinister place long ago. Look at this epic post from MacAvennie:

http://www.gotts.org.uk/page35.htm

Yarmouth Bridge disaster - 1845

82 people die, mostly children, after the suspension bridge they are stood on collapses.

A gathering had formed on the bridge to watch a clown floating down the river in a barrel pulled by geese - :shock: - and as the japester passed under the bridge the movement of people from one side to the other evidently brought it down.

Doesn't seem to be much about this one online. I guess it may be better known in the Norfolk area.

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/forgotten-history.37271/page-2#post-910603

Anyone claim they beat me to it? throws down gauntlet.... Prove it!
 

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The History of the Cromer Trope:

We know Lovecraft gained inspiration for the town of Innsmouth from Cromer and we all know Swifty lives there and it was him going on about it that started the ball rolling.

However, I stake the claim to starting the trope with this Proto-Cromer reference:


Aug 16, 2015

"Yithian said:
Allow me to refine my statement: everybody designing fashion featuring swastikas, buying fashionable clothes and frequenting boutiques and nightclubs knows. I once had dinner with a family on their farm who astounded me by telling me that it was the first time the parents had ever been in a room with a person from another country - so I take your point!"






https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...the-swastika-symbol.59766/page-3#post-1527802

I followed it with this:

Mar 16, 2017

Yithian said:
Would somebody be kind enough to explain what this is all about?


[might not be safe for work - or a good night's sleep]


"Naughty_Felid - An average night at home in Cromer?

https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...t-make-you-go-wtf.26340/page-282#post-1661208

Others then realized the place was worth the piss-take.

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/calling-norfolk-forteans.30334/page-2#post-1699515

Sep 1, 2017



https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/the-fog-anyone.62945/page-2#post-1701208



https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/drop-a-weird-meme.62928/#post-1701299


Most of us knew that Norfolk and therefore Cromer was a sinister place long ago. Look at this epic post from MacAvennie:



https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/forgotten-history.37271/page-2#post-910603

Anyone claim they beat me to it? throws down gauntlet.... Prove it!
I think I was making jokes at the expense of sheringham/norfolk long before that...but proving it would be difficult.
 

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I nearly made a visit to Cromer in the spring. Is it worth it? My sister used to live in Norwich and told me she used to often go there to visit the beach.
 

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I nearly made a visit to Cromer in the spring. Is it worth it? My sister used to live in Norwich and told me she used to often go there to visit the beach.

Went up there as a kid 40 years ago and the beach was shite. Lots of crabs. The rest of the coast was very interesting though. My mum reminded me that I'd actually been there if that has any bearing

sorry I got it confused with Torquay or Weston Super Mare
 
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