Cromer Tractor


This rusty old tractor is a working tractor still, used to pull little inshore fishing boats up and down the beach to launch/beach them.  The rust is, of course, the natural result of continual exposure to the salt spray and the occasional dunking.

The boats will usually be used to set and land the crab pots, a harvest for which Cromer is well famed – and speaking as one who has sampled many a Cromer crab, well worth the reputation!  I remember spending some of my formative years sucking the flesh out of a fresh crab, before I had the strength to use a pair of nutcrackers to bust them open.  Served with a touch of pepper and salt, a dash of vinegar – much too good for children.



17 thoughts on “Cromer Tractor

    • 🙂 – Excellent! Mine was a bit of a flying visit, we stayed for a couple of hours at the most before moving on – but I fully intend paying another visit, the place is screaming out with photographic possibilities.
      As to ancestors, as it happens, later on the same day, I dropped in on a church where some of my ancestors would have christened and married off their children – but that was south of Norwich.

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