Archive for April, 2010

Friday, April 30th, 2010

There’s an outbreak of crabs and lobsters around Cromer and Sheringham these days, some of them six feet long  – or high if they’re rearing up, which some are. All have been sponsored and decorated and if you want to see them all, you go on the Crustacea Crawl.

It’s all part of the Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival, coming up on the 21st to 23rd May, which is a  festival of food, drink, heritage, art and family events including the world’s first pier (as opposed to jetty) crabbing championship. 

The Crawl follows a proven formula  –  the Norwich elephants in 2008; North Walsham’s hippos last year – where the 30 crabs and 42 lobsters are hosted, decorated and displayed by various organisations and commercial concerns who have shelled out for the privilege.

The Food Festival will feature up to 10 chefs daily – including local TV chefs Galton Blackiston and Chris Coubrough – demonstrating on a mobile cooking stage, complete with TV screens, what can be done with these fresh (and sustainable) products.

Read more about crabbing in my piece in Anglia Afloat, out now.            

And with vapour trails are back over north Norfolk after that spot of bother with dust or something, Festival goers will now be able to arrive via Northrepps International.