The Loss of The Heathfield

The Loss of The Heathfield

In her third report for the website, Sue’s research describes the loss of another large ship wrecked off the coast off Sheringham, an account both of the tragic loss of many lives and the courage of the few crew members who survived. Sue also reveals an odd coincidence linked to the Captain of one of her other researched ships, the SS Commodore, also lost off Sheringham.

Sheringham Park Buildings Part 3-Marcus Lawton

Sheringham Park Buildings Part 3-Marcus Lawton

This is the third article in a series of three in which Marcus explores buildings in Sheringham Park that are off-limits to visitors. The article was originally written for the Sheringham Park/Felbrigg/West Runton and Beston Regis Heath National Trust Newsletter. Thus the references to “volunteers”.

Aylsham Roman Project (ARP): An Update-Sheila Denny-April 2024

Aylsham Roman Project (ARP): An Update-Sheila Denny-April 2024

Sheila told us about the site, at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham that has a history that is only gradually being discovering. The first dig was in 2016 and Sheila’s presentation goes through what has uncovered and what has been happening over the period since then. The dig is undertaken by a community archaeology group for…

Shackleton’s connections to Sheringham-Tim Groves-March 2024

Shackleton’s connections to Sheringham-Tim Groves-March 2024

Tim Groves from Sheringham Museum probed the connections between famed Antarctic explorer Earnest Shackleton and our town of Sheringham. Tim expanded upon the themed museum collection which will be the highlight of their 2024 season.

But for a simple twist of fate…..Phil Hawes-February 2024

But for a simple twist of fate…..Phil Hawes-February 2024

Phil Hawes told the story of Tom Bourdillon, Gresham School’s “nearly man”. Phil described how, just days before Hillary and Tensing reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953, Bourdillon and his companion Charles Evans reached the South Summit of the peak, just 100 M from their goal. They have gone down in mountaineering history…

Shackleton-Further Thoughts-Phil Hawes

Shackleton-Further Thoughts-Phil Hawes

New member, Phil Hawes, posts below a few comments amplifying the elements of Shackleton’s character that Tim Groves only had time to touch on in his 6th March talk to us at the Museum.

A Fatal Shoal-Sue Gresham

A Fatal Shoal-Sue Gresham

Four ships were lost off Sheringham and Weybourne – the Penarth, George Royle, Vauxhall and Empress – all within a week of each other. Six Days, Four Wrecks.