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Current Comments:
Post number:
451
29th of July 2012 01:36 PM by A Local
The Fishermans does not allow children under 14 in the main bar for a good reason!! There is plenty of room elsewhere on the property.
By the way we are "friendly" not "frendly"
Post number:
450
26th of July 2012 12:21 PM by john higham
Visited the highwayman restaurant last night situated at the hermanus, must say what a stunning job they have done here I had a superb rump steak, so tender and tasty, my wife had a beef and ale pie, everything was homemade even the pastry and onion rings, we finished with a slice of the chefs homemade cheesecake which was mint aero, sounded bizarre but omg it was delicious, the staff were so freindly. When the chef got a quite period he came out and spoke to us he was so freindly and explained how he was part owner, and explained how he and his nephew had taken over last year. I wish them beat of luck and we will go bk befor we depart home heat value for money give it a try if you are visiting the area soon, thanks again John and Kate Higham
Post number:
449
25th of July 2012 11:32 AM by TT website: http://WOS
Dear COASTGARD COTTAGE
Could you provide your email address please.

Thanks,
TT
Post number:
448
25th of July 2012 10:13 AM by Richard website: http://www.coastguard-cottage.com
I would like to add details of our holiday cottage to the "businesses and services" section but the form does not appear - can anyone help?
Post number:
447
20th of July 2012 12:59 PM by Local
Post 445

Hermanus does a great carvery at £6.95 and the Fishermans is worth a visit too. Fishermans is dog friendly but Hermanus not so. You can't visit without trying the fish and chip shop in Winterton - brilliant.......
Post number:
446
17th of July 2012 10:09 PM by Winterton Lifeboat Restoration Group
Don't forget our Open Day on Sunday 29th July. The Edward Birkbeck is being restored in what was the old Seal Hospital Barn on Somerton Road - come along and see her and help us fundraise for the restoration project. We'll have a Grand Raffle (loads of great prizes), refreshments available, kids' competitions, garage sale table. Raffle tickets are now on sale at Winterton Fish Bar and Dunes Cafe 50p each or 5 for £2. You could win a trip on the Caister Lifeboat!
Post number:
445
17th of July 2012 08:20 AM by Peter & Jane
Hi Winterton,

Looking forward to coming to see you all, in the next few weeks, we are staying in nearby East Somerton, your Village looks lovely, does anyone have any advise of places to see, do & eat nearby???? we will also have with us our two Dogs.

Peter, Jane, Jack & Sam.
Post number:
444
16th of July 2012 01:28 PM by kate
just wanted to thank the quilt club for my daughters raffle prize she won saturday.my daughter Amber won a hand made fairie which she adores.its a beautiful prize and i know it will be treasured by her, many thanks
Post number:
443
14th of July 2012 07:28 AM by Nay website: http://metal-petal@hotmail.com
Hi, I'm signing this guest book to respond to the comment RE:Seal Hospital-and all previous to it:
11th of March 2012 08:43 AM by Mrs B P Cosse :...
I was told by the RSPCA they were aware but unable to do anything about the place for something like 20 years, I was one of a tiny group of ex seal hosp volunteers who struck our necks on the line to try to get this place closed.
I would just like to publicly extend my thanks to everyone, including the RSPCA, who joined me in the fight and had the bottle to make a stand to, do something about it. A shocking amount of people did some shocking things to keep this info hidden. I worked closely with the police for a few years on this, such a relief to see it finally paid off. :-.)
Post number:
442
11th of July 2012 06:04 PM by Mick & Sue Crick website: http://primroseridge@googlemail.com
10th Julu 2012
Coming to Winterton Beach Cafe on Friday for breakfast with cousin Keith and his wife Margaret.
Loved coming to Winterton & Somerton when Auntie Ellen and Uncle Walter lived there. Oh happy days
at Keeper's Cottage in East Somerton
Post number:
441
4th of July 2012 06:17 PM by Jan Bowles website: http://janbowles1@gmail.com
As a local I sometimes take for granted just how pretty our village is, but this year The Lane,in particular Fishermans Cresent,Fishermans Corner and the new planting at The Fisherman's Return is quite spectacular. I think Jean Neve deserves the recognition, and a thank you for all her hard work - It's truly magnificent!
Post number:
440
1st of July 2012 02:20 PM by Robert website: http://mrrobert33@aol.com
Hi,
Soon be time to open the chalet up for another season. Looking forward to spending time once more in our little hideaway. Fantastic welcome from all the good folks of Winterton each and every year. See you!
Post number:
439
30th of June 2012 08:29 PM by george hardwick
We have to come to Winterton-on-Sea every year for a restful holiday -it's a beautiful village.I think it was message 420 on the Guest book that mentions Monty Python filming a sketch in the village.It's 'Whickers Island' and in it Winterton beach has a few palm trees and you'll see the actors sitting in the swimming pool at the Hermanus! If you google that sketch it's on YouTube and you can watch it.I wonder if they all went into the Fisherman's for a pint.John Cleese might have bumped his head! George@ghardwick.freeserve.co.uk
Post number:
438
29th of June 2012 03:57 PM by Bev website: http://woslifeboat@gmail.com
The Winterton Lifeboat Restoration Group are pleased to announce that their new website is now live. Please take a look - www.wintertonlifeboatrestoration.org - and find out all about the Project that so many villagers have supported. Don't forget we have an Open Day on Sunday 29th July at the old Seal Hospital Barn and all are welcome to come along and see the Edward Birkbeck for themselves.
Post number:
437
29th of June 2012 11:47 AM by TT website: http://wos
Sorry about the WOS Website being out of action for a few days. I have been away for a week but have fixed the problem now.
Post number:
436
29th of June 2012 10:40 AM by Ted website: http://ted07@cix.co.uk
- Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? -

If you just go to www.winterton-on-sea.net you now just get the very odd dead-end 'IT'S FOR YOU' page, from which you cannot navigate to the rest of the web site. If instead you go to www.winterton-on-sea.net/newhome.html you will get the usual home page.

Methinks someone has been fiddling with the web code, and left it incomplete.
Of course, this will probably all change again soon... :-)
Post number:
435
29th of June 2012 10:37 AM by Ted
[ Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? ]

If you just go to "www.winterton-on-sea.net" you now just get the very odd dead-end "IT'S FOR YOU" page, from which you cannot navigate to the rest of the web site. If instead you go to "www.winterton-on-sea.net/newhome.html" you will get the usual home page.

Methinks someone has been fiddling with the web code, and left it incomplete.
Of course, this will probably all change again soon... :-)
Post number:
434
29th of June 2012 10:36 AM by Ted
/ 29th of June 2012 10:18 AM by very confused /
/ Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? /

If you just go to "www.winterton-on-sea.net" you now just get the very odd dead-end "IT'S FOR YOU" page, from which you cannot navigate to the rest of the web site. If instead you go to "www.winterton-on-sea.net/newhome.html" you will get the usual home page.

Methinks someone has been fiddling with the web code, and left it incomplete.
Of course, this will probably all change again soon... :-)
Post number:
433
29th of June 2012 10:18 AM by very confused
Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong?
Post number:
432
21st of June 2012 11:14 PM by Confused
Hi.
How do you navigate from the 'its for you 'page to the home page or in fact, to any page?
Post number:
431
20th of June 2012 07:24 PM by Local
I notice that there are new signs along the allotments and on the playing field stating that all dogs should be kept on a lead. Could someone tell me why exactly this has been done? I regularly let my dogs run on the field, I pick up any mess they make, I keep them away from the cricket pitch and I put them back on their leads if I see someone else with a leashed dog. I don't take my dogs to the dunes because I get fed up with dodging the mess there!
Post number:
430
20th of June 2012 08:45 AM by carole southern website: http://carolesouthern@hotmail.com
Hi
We love Winterton and have been coming for years but are struggling to find a late availability let for this weekend Friday 22nd for a couple of nights for two people with no pets. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Many thanks from Carole
Post number:
429
14th of June 2012 10:40 PM by Visitor
Hi,
If you google image 'fishermans corner all saints winterton' you will find interior shots of the Church.
Post number:
428
14th of June 2012 08:46 AM by Bertil Nessle website: http://bertil.nessle@comhem.se
I have painting with the swedish sailingship CHILI which under a hurricane feb.1902 became a wreck on the banks of Yarmouth.The timber from the ship became a chapell for fishermen i Winterton.Does anybody know something about this and does the chapell still exist?
Post number:
427
10th of June 2012 12:11 PM by Michael website: http://Mickey1564@hotmail.com
I am looking for a place to rent in the village 2 beds or more for min 6 months
No pets.
07866724681
Post number:
426
7th of June 2012 10:09 PM by Geoff website: http://www.periwinkle-Cottage-Winterton-on-Sea.co.uk
Winterton and its boatmen is featured on the latest episode of Coast
you can view it on the BBC I Player Coast - Series 7 - 4. Peril from the Seas

Geoff
Post number:
425
7th of June 2012 02:48 PM by Ian michael simms website: http://mick.simms@talk21.com
Forgot to put email
Post number:
424
7th of June 2012 02:36 PM by Ian Simms
Visited twice this year, love the village, looking to buy a retirement place, once we sell ours.
Ian&joy Simms
Post number:
423
6th of June 2012 12:22 AM by Local
Re, post 418.

Police dont belive there is a speeding problem in Winterton.............unlike Hemsby, Ormesby & alike....Rubish..... what do people slam on the brakes, just because they are entering Winterton!!
I've seen cars speeding along the top road, that must be doing 60mph +...Maybe the people who wish to develop in our Village & destroy our peacefull way of life, might like to help put some money up front for the Speeding signs............Just a thought, as they are helping to bring more trafic into the Village.
Post number:
422
5th of June 2012 06:47 PM by Terry
SO, WE ARE TOLD THAT WE CANNOT HAVE SPEED WARNING SIGNS or any other Calming measures - 30mph painted on the entrance roads/ ramps by our school and shops for instance. So that's that then; GIVE UP.
Post number:
421
5th of June 2012 06:37 PM by Sceptic
Ref. previous post No's 417 and 419.

No 419 - you've got it dead correct. Filby, Hemsby and Martham have present or past high profile (??) Borough Councillors living in and lending their weight to acquiring things that we in Winterton are denied.

No 417 - no dispersions on our Parish Councillors or the work they carry out. Some put lots of hours in. The point is, what powers do they have? Very little, if any. We say we do not want the Cliff-top development and the Borough Council overrules the village. We say that we do not want the Empsoms Loke development and the Borough Council over rules us. We, through the Parish Plan - remember that? - say that we want speed enforcement and are told that there is no problem, when we see the lunatics roaring through every day.
Post number:
420
5th of June 2012 04:39 PM by chitterrunner website: http://notsoplainjane1951@hotmail.co.uk
Just to thank all those hardy souls who braved the bad weather to visit our Jubilee fete. The rain probably put off many people but the atmosphere was great and whilst we may not have made lots of money this was not the main aim and a good time was had by all.
Further to the previous comment re Dads Army in Winterton, the village has for many years been the film set for many famous productions. Back in the 50's Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton stayed at the Hermanus whilst filming nearby, the seventies saw the Monty Python team in the village, the film Julia was partly filmed north of the village in the eighties and the BBC2 Poppyland used the pub as a main backdrop for many scenes.
Post number:
419
5th of June 2012 02:19 PM by Local
Its because there is no GY Councillor living in Winterton, simple! Ormesby...Hemsby & Filby have them & they all have a GY Councillor living in there back yard!
Post number:
418
4th of June 2012 04:04 PM by Another Villager
Regarding previous comments about speeding, the Parish Council have applied for the electronic warning signs and the requests have been rejected because the Police do not think that there is a problem in Winterton.
Post number:
417
4th of June 2012 03:58 PM by Villager
Concerning the comments by sceptic, what a pity they don't attend the Parish Council meetings because then they could find out just how hard the Councillors work on their behalf. Two years ago Speedwatch was introduced in the village using guns supplied by the Police. For this to function properly we needed volunteers to operate the guns and record any vehicles that were over the speed limit. Volunteers were requested via the
newsletter and so many people were worried about speeding that we had five, four of whom were Parish Councillors. Because three people are needed for each survey we had to do these in conjunction with Ormesby but when some of their volunteers gave up the project had to be abandoned. Subsequently the Police have done several speed checks but found no problem.
Post number:
416
4th of June 2012 11:04 AM by sceptic
Further to Bruce's comment regarding the Parish Council, we are attempting to remember any worthwhile success the PC has had in recent years. Certainly the concept and actioning of the Parish Plan was impressive and must have taken those responsible a lot of time and effort. But, of the concerns most raised by us villagers, which have been addressed with any degree of success? The concern that the majority of inhabitants raised was speeding cars both on the main road and thru the village; we have seen no evidence of any action here. Nearby villages have those electronic warning devices, extra signs to alert motorists and a regular Police presence with their speed guns. Why not Winterton? What have our Parish Council attempted to do about this situation. Could we have an update please.
Post number:
415
3rd of June 2012 08:05 PM by Bruce Greenall website: http://bruce@bgreenall1.wanadoo.co.uk
Just like to say what a fantastic time my son and I had at the jubilee fete.first rate all round and congrats to the organisers.Shame my wife could not attend but alas she was working.Reference the comments about the Parish Council.The reason I resigned was due to my not being able to provide sufficient time to the role.As for the comment of why we need a council, I suggest that individual toddles off to the next council meeting and observes what it is all about.
Post number:
414
3rd of June 2012 05:05 PM by Local
Why have a Village Parish Council, Great Yarmouth have the final say anyway & just look at what they have turned that place into................. need we say anymore!!!!
The Houses that have been built on the edge of the Dunes, The past chairman fought tooth & nail against them............ Good old Yarmouth Council gave them the green light........ What a shambles & eyesore on a Village to be proud of.... The only good thing about it though, they cant sell them......maybe the Locals, do have the last laugh & the Chairman who fought so hard against them.
Post number:
413
3rd of June 2012 11:31 AM by CONCERNED LOCAL
We find it concerning that 5 Parish Councillors have resigned en bloc. Is there something that the Council is not telling us?
Post number:
412
3rd of June 2012 08:22 AM by Local
what a wash out..................... Shame.............
Post number:
411
24th of May 2012 12:47 PM by dawn beasley
3 weeks till we holiday at winterton and cant wait. looking forward to long walks in the dunes and on the beach with the dogs and fantastic fish and chips, not to mention the pub!!!! see you all soon
Post number:
410
23rd of May 2012 09:21 PM by JOHN AND JUNE HUDSON website: http://www.wintertonholidays.com
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409
19th of May 2012 11:18 PM by Local
Yer.................. Nick & Caramel has been serving up for the RAF...........Jolly good show!
Post number:
408
19th of May 2012 11:07 PM by Visitor
Hi. Page 3 today's Telegraph.
Post number:
407
17th of May 2012 01:54 PM by Geoff website: http://www.periwinklewinterton.co.uk
We have some late availability special offers on our website which now has updated pictures following cottage updating new carpets and redecorating

Geoff & Yvonne

Periwinkle Cottage, The Lane

www.periwinklewinterton.co.uk
Post number:
406
15th of May 2012 07:22 PM by kate
Wondering if anyone knows whos greenhouse it is next to the methodist church.My sister in law is after one and has seen this one in disrepair and never used .Any details we would be grateful many thanks
Post number:
405
14th of May 2012 06:55 PM by BT
Yep, Winterton-on-Sea is a Village to be Proud of and a great place to live. But, we are contemplating down-sizing from our 10-year old 4-bed house in the village and moving on. If you are interested in moving to Winterton, leave your contact details HERE and we will get back to you. Offers above 310k (with no Estate Agents fees), are invited.
Post number:
404
13th of May 2012 01:34 PM by wendy@deefa.plus.com
Would like to thank the people of Winterton for another wonderful weeks holiday spent in the village.Our dogs have had a fantastic time walking along the valley and on the beach.Just a shame that the weather wasnt too kind.We have been coming to Winterton for six years now and we love it!!!
Did find an increase in dog poo along the valley though this time especially on the wide open spaces where people walk.Any chance of a poo bin at the bottom of the steps leading from Winterton Valley Estate??? See you next year!!!!!
Post number:
403
3rd of May 2012 08:15 PM by Seal Friend
Here is a news update about Harry Nickerson of the closed Winterton Seal Hospital:-

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/pensioner_convicted_of_causing_unnecessary_suffering_to_a_seal_1_1367450

Post number:
402
2nd of May 2012 05:53 PM by Martin Lines
Julie & John Walters, Re; Post 311.

If you are still interested in a House overlooking the Village Green (4 Bed Detached) Please get in touch on (01493) 393442.
Have replied to you e-mail, but it bounces back each time.

Regards, Martin Lines