winterton-on-sea

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 beach owners to say flying rings are no longer welcome.

The seal released today was...

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 on the far shore then you need wonder no more.

Because some of those people shared the...

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 variety of birds that can be seen in the dunes, along with the little tern colony that nests...

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 had no idea where he was going or what was going to happen.

What he did know was that by...

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.

The new priest in charge of the Flegg coastal group of churches that includes Winterton...

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. 

Hidden away among the trees close to Burnley Hall at East Somerton, the beautiful and...

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 be told it had almost certainly been saved.

A special assembly followed the announcement...

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 visitors a taste of the 1940s.

Just a short distance from Winterton, Poppylands tearoom...

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 the Save Winterton School Committee on 27th August 2018, where they identified a few issues...

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 ensure it stays open.

The call for pupils came today from chairman of the interim executive...

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 coastline.

These colourful little African-style cottages with their thatched roofs...

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 an academy trust that is willing to take over.

The Consortium Multi Academy Trust -...

Fancy a spin in a Moggie?

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

THE Fishermans Return have two Morris Minors that can be hired for a day or longer. 

Take in the scenery, soak up the atmosphere and sample some of Norfolk’s fabulous beaches.

Drive...

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 providing a good enough education by turning in higher than average SATs results.

In a letter...

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 packed with parents, former governors, staff and other villagers, the chairman of the interim...

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 Winterton coast because of fears that it could be affecting coastal erosion in the area.

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 a huge concrete anti-tank block on Winterton Dunes their handiwork would be considered important by...

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, thanks to the Beast from the East, but we do still have a large expanse of sand, as our picture,...

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 in front of the cafe and car park. 

So far the dune bank has held up with the help of Second...

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. But the spread of seals down the coast to Winterton has also brought its fair share of problems.

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 and 7pm all year round could be in place by next winter.

At a packed meeting on January 10...

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 plastic pipes that washed ashore after a container ship collided with them while they were being towed...

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 overlooking the dunes.

Built decades ago after a previous owner returned from a visit...

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 Broads.

It’s withstood floods, fierce storms, wars and a lightning strike that finally...

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.

Now the lighthouse, which used to send light 17 miles out over the water as a warning...

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. 

But out of the summer season, the raw East wind can make stopping for a tasty snack at the...

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 to have a shop in the village for several years, took over the Post Office store in the middle...

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 is on the migration route.

But the unexpected arrival of a European Bee-eater this month...

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 stretching out towards the sea.

Visitors often ask us what they are and what they...

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 rescuers.

Volunteer wardens from the Friends of Horsey Seals spotted the pups being fed by...

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 in the future.

The public toilets opposite the Dunes Cafe, which are used by thousands...

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 50 years since his death.

Winterton-born herring fisherman Sam Larner was only discovered...

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 linking Winterton and Hemsby that has been blocked since last spring.

They have lodged...

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 tower and take in the stunning view.

The ancient landmark, which underwent a major restoration...