Shanty salts head inland

There'll be more than a whiff of salt in the air on Saturday November 1 as the Sheringham Shantymen take to the stage in Carbrooke Village Hall. The renowned singing group are coming to the hall as part of a major fundraiser for all five of Carbrooke's charities - The Millennium Green, the Playgroup, The Friends of Carbrooke Primary School, and Church and the Village Hall itself.

There'll be more than a whiff of salt in the air on Saturday November 1 as the Sheringham Shantymen take to the stage in Carbrooke Village Hall.

The renowned singing group are coming to the hall as part of a major fundraiser for all five of Carbrooke's charities - The Millennium Green, the Playgroup, The Friends of Carbrooke Primary School, and Church and the Village Hall itself.

“We are thrilled to have been able to book the group,” said one of the organisers John Goode “They have a fantastic reputation that extends way beyond Norfolk and I know that the community is in for a great night out.”

The Sheringham Shantymen was formally launched in 1990 having been started some two years earlier in 1988 by a group of local lifeboat men and friends celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the private sailing and pulling Sheringham lifeboat the 'Augusta'. During the subsequent intervening years the group has developed its own style of performing constantly refining the songs and music trying always to entertain the public.


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As well as hundreds of local performances the group has entertained at prestigious Maritime Festivals at Bristol, Lincoln, Ipswich, Southampton (start of the 2000 Tall Ships Race) and Portsmouth Festival of the Sea. The Sheringham Shantymen helped open the International Boat Show at Earl's Court in 1995 and have appeared on national television in 'The Big Breakfast Show', 'Highway' (with the late Sir Harry Secombe), Children in Need, and 'Blue Peter' for which they have 'the badge'. Since 1990 the group has completed over 750 public performances, made three videos and recorded 5 CD's, the sales of which have enabled The Sheringham Shantymen to donate between £5,000 - £6,000 each year to local and national charities.

The event starts at 7.30 and tickets for the event cost £10 which includes a buffet supper. The village hall bar will also be open. Tickets are available from Adcocks and Bobs Mobiles in Watton or by phoning John Goode on 01953 889342. More information about the Shantymen can be found on their website www.shantymen.com

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