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Current Comments:
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11th of August 2012 04:17 PM by Local
Dogs mess on Beach Road and around the Village...... hope this is not the start of it all again.

Please clean up after your Dog.
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8th of August 2012 06:33 PM by kirsty
Just been browsing the website of The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton and came across a reference to the Winterton Starfish Site - it said that stocks of boiler wicks and fire baskets were delivered to Hall Farm, Somerton.
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6th of August 2012 10:28 AM by Bev Kay website:
Just to say thank you to everybody who supported the Edward Birkbeck Winterton Lifeboat Restoration Open Day on Sunday 29th July. We had lots of lovely visitors who seemed to take a great interest in our project and through donations into our collecting bucket as well as our Grand Raffle, sale table, refreshments and competitions - we raised £730 - so thanks once again to all concerned. We are still looking for anybody in the village (or outside!) who may have old photos, documents etc regarding not only the Edward Birkbeck but anything to do with the wonderful maritime heritage of Winterton - please contact us and let us know. Donations and volunteers also still gratefully accepted - WINTERTON ON SEA LIFEBOAT RESTORATION GROUP
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3rd of August 2012 05:30 PM by Enviro Lover
Come Clean!

Every piece of plastic on the beach could kill a marine animal.
If everyone started picking up the rubbish on our beaches, we could make a difference.
This summer, don't go to our beach without a trash bag & do your bit for the environment.
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3rd of August 2012 01:24 PM by Chris J website:
Walking along the Winterton beach this morning I noticed a large group of people on the beach near the Somerton/Holmes access point. Kids, dogs, windbreaks, etc. Unusual for this part of the beach.

Walking through the access point on to the dunes, I was surprised to find about 4 private vehicles parked there.

If it is permitted for private vehicles to drive across the dunes and park there, can anyone please tell me the route to take so myself and my friends can also park our cars there? It would save us paying the parking fee for the Winterton car park!
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2nd of August 2012 09:41 AM by Richard website:
TT Email address included
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30th of July 2012 05:24 PM by TT website: http://WOS
Regarding recent posts on our village Website regarding local businesses. One or two do not appear to be from geniune customers and where this seems to be the case and where a name is not given, they will be deleted.

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30th of July 2012 09:54 AM by Another local website: http://local
The views of those with young children are often rather blinkered.

The Fisherman's is also our "local" pub and not everyone wants their time there ruined by noisy or unruly kids. The parents of such kids often seem quite oblivious to the disruption their kids are causing (or simply don't care). Asking them to keep young children to one side of the pub so that others can enjoy the "non-child" side seem a very reasonable solution to me. They are certainly not being excluded from the pub.

Of course, some children are well behaved and those are no problem wherever they are but, as always, it is the few that cause the disruption that make it bad for everyone else.
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30th of July 2012 08:42 AM by Local
Re; Post below,

Not sure how many people in the Village with Families would agree with your comment, or the many Day tripers, Holidaymakers that pass through our Village.
Thought we based ourselves on a Family seaside village?
Your comments below regarding Children, come across very negative.
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29th of July 2012 10:58 PM by resident and pub user
Plenty of room for kids in 2 rooms at the back of the Fishermans and always made welcome. Dogs are much less noisy/trouble than kids.............
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29th of July 2012 10:51 PM by LOCAL
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29th of July 2012 08:14 PM by alistair
hello winterton, just browsing your guest book...from up the road, at martham... i too had the sunday carvery and found the choice superb, we try to go every week and wouldn't go anywhere else.kyle and the team are fantasic.....
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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"
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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
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25th of July 2012 11:32 AM by TT website: http://WOS
Could you provide your email address please.

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25th of July 2012 10:13 AM by Richard website:
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?
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20th of July 2012 12:59 PM by Local
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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.......
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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!
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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.
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16th of July 2012 01:28 PM by kate
just wanted to thank the quilt club for my daughters raffle prize she won 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
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14th of July 2012 07:28 AM by Nay website:
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. :-.)
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11th of July 2012 06:04 PM by Mick & Sue Crick website:
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
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4th of July 2012 06:17 PM by Jan Bowles website:
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!
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1st of July 2012 02:20 PM by Robert website:
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!
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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!
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29th of June 2012 03:57 PM by Bev website:
The Winterton Lifeboat Restoration Group are pleased to announce that their new website is now live. Please take a look - - 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.
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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.
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29th of June 2012 10:40 AM by Ted website:
- Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? -

If you just go to 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 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... :-)
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29th of June 2012 10:37 AM by Ted
[ Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? ]

If you just go to "" 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 "" 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... :-)
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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 "" 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 "" 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... :-)
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29th of June 2012 10:18 AM by very confused
Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong?
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21st of June 2012 11:14 PM by Confused
How do you navigate from the 'its for you 'page to the home page or in fact, to any page?
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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!
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20th of June 2012 08:45 AM by carole southern website:
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
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14th of June 2012 10:40 PM by Visitor
If you google image 'fishermans corner all saints winterton' you will find interior shots of the Church.
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14th of June 2012 08:46 AM by Bertil Nessle website:
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?
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10th of June 2012 12:11 PM by Michael website:
I am looking for a place to rent in the village 2 beds or more for min 6 months
No pets.
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7th of June 2012 10:09 PM by Geoff website:
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

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7th of June 2012 02:48 PM by Ian michael simms website:
Forgot to put email
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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5th of June 2012 04:39 PM by chitterrunner website:
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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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3rd of June 2012 08:05 PM by Bruce Greenall website:
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.
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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.