winterton-on-sea

£160k church roof appeal launched

Friday, 22 July 2022
£160k church roof appeal launched

AN inspection has revealed major repairs costing in the region of £160k are needed to the roof and...

A Platinum Jubilee to remember

Tuesday, 19 July 2022
A Platinum Jubilee to remember

HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for local organisations during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

First warden in two decades

Friday, 17 June 2022
First warden in two decades

THE dunes nature reserve has its first full time guardian in two decades.

David Beardsley,...

Hermanus open in time for jubilee

Friday, 20 May 2022
Hermanus open in time for jubilee

MONTHS of blood, sweat and tears are set to pay off on May 28 when the main building at the Hermanus...

Reflecting on life as a parish priest

Saturday, 16 April 2022
Reflecting on life as a parish priest

FATHER John Bloomfield is preparing for a quieter life of contemplation when he retires at the end...

Edward's vision of a fulfilling life

Saturday, 19 March 2022
Edward's vision of a fulfilling life

THE Covid pandemic changed many people’s working lives. 
Lockdowns saw offices close – some permanently...

End of the line

Sunday, 6 February 2022
End of the line

“HEMSBY for Winterton” So once read a sign on the platform at Hemsby station on our long lost local...

Memories of Christmas past

Thursday, 16 December 2021
Memories of Christmas past

IN the digital age many of us are using the internet to make a lot of our preparations for Christmas.

New plans to refloat historic lifeboat

Friday, 12 November 2021
New plans to refloat historic lifeboat

A LIFEBOAT that served Winterton at the turn of the last century could be made seaworthy once again...

Forget the Adams Family, meet Uncle Whacker

Sunday, 31 October 2021
Forget the Adams Family, meet Uncle Whacker

A MENACING figure looms, holding firmly onto a lead with a spider on the end of it. In the background...

Chef 's new life on the Edge

Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Chef 's new life on the Edge

YOUNG Norfolk chef Alex Clare is just weeks into a brand new culinary adventure after starting his...

Marine cadets to mark 20th birthday

Sunday, 12 September 2021
Marine cadets to mark 20th birthday

CADETS of 901 Troop are preparing to parade for civic dignitaries and military top brass next month...

James Bensly - not just a burger flipper

Thursday, 19 August 2021
James Bensly - not just a burger flipper

IT was the search for answers following devastating heartbreak that set James Bensly on a path to local...

Vital eyes watching over us

Monday, 2 August 2021
Vital eyes watching over us

THEY sit in their lookout post high above the beach, their binoculars scanning the sea as they listen...

An oasis of tranquility

Friday, 18 June 2021
An oasis of tranquility

AS I write a Peregrine Falcon is resting on the church tower and a moorhen is building its nest on...

A year to forget

Wednesday, 7 April 2021
A year to forget

WE are very lucky here in Winterton and the local area to have a gang of vintage military vehicle enthusiasts,...

Little Terns, 2020

Monday, 9 November 2020
Little Terns, 2020

THE nights are drawing in; sunsets on the beach are now cold and crisp, and the gentle sound of little...

Protecting the seals

Saturday, 10 October 2020
Protecting the seals

THE death of a grey seal pup chased into the sea at Winterton by children last winter caused widespread...

Snakes alive

Thursday, 28 May 2020
Snakes alive

DID you know it’s illegal to kill or harm an adder?
Natural England advises: “Adders are protected...

Stay safe

Sunday, 29 March 2020
Stay safe

ON 23rd March the whole country went into lockdown. As a response to the growing Covid-19 pandemic...

New dish at The Fish

Sunday, 15 March 2020
New dish at The Fish

HEARING the Fisherman's Return had given its menu a fresh look with some vegan dishes I thought I'd...

Garage sale returns

Friday, 6 March 2020
Garage sale returns

WINTERTON’S popular garage sale is returning later this spring and it is being timed to coincide with...

Protecting the dunes

Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Protecting the dunes

NEW rope barriers are being installed on the dunes at Winterton to help preserve them from erosion...

Park at your peril

Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Park at your peril

OUT in force this morning along Beach Road, a Parking & Civil Enforcement Officer AND the Police dishing...

Seal pup chased to death

Sunday, 15 December 2019
Seal pup chased to death

A GREY seal pup was chased to its death in the sea off Winterton beach by two boys while their mother...

Bring a king size appetite to the Lion

Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Bring a king size appetite to the Lion

MANY visitors to Winterton pass the Lion on their way to their holiday destination.
Sitting on...

Beach owners say no to flying rings after another seal injury

Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Beach owners say no to flying rings after another seal injury

INJURIES suffered by a grey seal named after TV favourite Sir David Attenborough have prompted Winterton...

What's on the other side of the sea? Winterton's twin!

Thursday, 27 June 2019
What's on the other side of the sea? Winterton's twin!

IF you’ve ever stood on the beach at Winterton and wondered about the people living over the horizon...

All aflutter over hoopoe

Friday, 19 April 2019
All aflutter over hoopoe

AN exotic visitor from warmer climes caused a bit of a flap in Winterton during April.
The wide...

Pilot of the airwaves

Monday, 25 March 2019
Pilot of the airwaves

WHEN 16-year-old Brian James shut the front door of his family home and set off for the capital he...

A new shepherd for the flock

Sunday, 24 February 2019
A new shepherd for the flock

AS the son of a shepherd, looking after a flock runs in Fr John Bloomfield's blood - and so does Norfolk.

Underneath the arches

Monday, 28 January 2019
Underneath the arches

A HISTORIC ruined church on the doorstep of Winterton may eventually have to be closed to the public. 

Saved by the bell

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Saved by the bell

BRILLIANT blue skies and beaming faces greeted pupils as they arrived at Winterton Primary School to...

March back in time to the days of Dad's Army

Monday, 10 September 2018
March back in time to the days of Dad's Army

THE seed of a childhood fascination with TV show Dad’s Army has flowered into an attraction that offers...

Winterton School answers parents' questions

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Winterton School answers parents' questions

Dear parents and carers,
Further to my letter dated 23rd August 2018, please note that I met with...

Your village school needs YOU

Friday, 24 August 2018
Your village school needs YOU

PARENTS have been urged to sign their children up for a place at Winterton School this September to...

Round the houses at the Hermanus

Friday, 17 August 2018
Round the houses at the Hermanus

FOR decades the roundhouses at Hermanus Holidays have been one of the most iconic features of the Winterton...

A ray of hope for Winterton School

Wednesday, 15 August 2018
A ray of hope for Winterton School

FAMILIES of children at Winterton School have been given a ray of hope it can be saved after they found...

Fancy a spin in a Moggie?

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Fancy a spin in a Moggie?

THE Fishermans Return have a convertible Morris Minor that can be hired for a day or longer. 
Take...

Closure-threatened school SAT results higher than national average

Saturday, 14 July 2018
Closure-threatened school SAT results higher than national average

CLOSURE-threatened Winterton Primary School has confounded council officers’ suggestions it is not...

School threatened with closure

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
School threatened with closure

WINTERTON School has to find an academy partner if it is to be saved from closure.
Facing a hall...

Does dredging have an impact on coastal erosion?

Thursday, 14 June 2018
Does dredging have an impact on coastal erosion?

GREAT Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis has objected to an aggregate firm’s bid to continue dredging off the...

Still defending Winterton 7 decades on

Sunday, 11 March 2018
Still defending Winterton 7 decades on

WHO would have thought that when Privates Wells and Russell gouged their names into the surface of...

Beast gives beach another battering

Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Beast gives beach another battering

CONTRARY to media reports, Winterton beach has not been washed away.
It has had another hammering,...

Beach erosion after high tides

Sunday, 21 January 2018
Beach erosion after high tides

THE beach at Winterton has taken a battering in recent days with huge waves eating away at the sand...

Save our seals

Sunday, 14 January 2018
Save our seals

THIS winter has been a record for the grey seal colony at Horsey with more than 1,800 pups being born....

Christmas car chaos

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Christmas car chaos

NEW restrictions banning drivers from parking on the double yellow lines in Beach Road between 8am...

All washed up

Thursday, 10 August 2017
All washed up

THE seals at Horsey have found themselves sharing their beautiful beach home with a couple of huge...

African huts hide tasty secret

Thursday, 8 June 2017
African huts hide tasty secret

FIRST time visitors to Winterton may be surprised to see colourful African round houses on the skyline...

New cap for Horsey Windpump

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
New cap for Horsey Windpump

FOR many decades Horsey Windpump has been a highly prominent visual link with the history of the Norfolk...

Fancy playing at lighthouse keeper?

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Fancy playing at lighthouse keeper?

IT’S one of the most striking features of Winterton and it played a vital part in saving lives at sea.

Cosy in the dog house

Monday, 10 October 2016
Cosy in the dog house

THE stunning sands at Winterton are a much-loved destination for dog walkers all the year round. 

Pop in to Poppy's

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Pop in to Poppy's

SAY hello to your new postmasters Jeanne and Gino Farace.
The couple from Enfield, who have wanted...

Bee Eater's seaside holiday

Thursday, 12 May 2016
Bee Eater's seaside holiday

WINTERTON is something of a Mecca for birdwatchers. The dunes are home to many species and the village...

Defending the beach

Friday, 15 April 2016
Defending the beach

WALK along beach towards the seal colony at Horsey and you will encounter a series of huge stone structures...

First twin seal pups

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
First twin seal pups

THE first ever recorded twin grey seals born in the wild have been released from the care of their...

For your convenience

Tuesday, 15 March 2016
For your convenience

VOLUNTEERS and business owners at Winterton have joined forces to keep a vital village facility open...

Sam Larner - Singing the Fish

Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Sam Larner - Singing the Fish

ONE of Britain's most influential folk singers will be celebrated this month with a festival to mark...

Winterton footpath bid

Sunday, 31 May 2015
Winterton footpath bid

VILLAGERS are getting together in a bid to persuade Norfolk County Council to re-open a popular footpath...

Lofty ambitions

Saturday, 17 May 2014
Lofty ambitions

ONE of the highlights of a visit to Winterton is the opportunity to stand at the top of the church...