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Cromer Pier: Ten facts you may not know!

It holds the last remaining End of Pier Show in Europe but just how much do you know about Cromer Pier?

  • Cromer Pier is in its 114th year
  • It’s the Winner of Pier of the Year 2015.
  • Cromer Pier is a hive of activity during the summer months with people hoping to catch crabs over the side.
  • In 1993 it was ripped apart by a runaway rig, leaving a gap of almost 40 metres.
  • The show, known by many as the Seaside Special, dates back to 1978.
  • Damage from the tidal surge in 2013 led to 11 of the Christmas shows being cancelled.
  • Cromer Pier Show typically includes over 150 costumes, 48 pairs of shoes, 40 pairs of tights, 33 hats, 31 fascinators and 24 petticoats, all made by just two people.
  • The record for the quickest costume change took just 17 seconds.
  • The stage sets have over 100KGs of glitter and 220 metres of LED lighting.
  • Almost £2m has been invested in the pier recently by the owners North Norfolk District Council, to repair and refurbish it.

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