Posted on 01 February 2012 by mark
The future of Gorleston’s ageing former lifeboat shed is growing, despite its sale over six months ago.
The shed was sold to a mystery buyer at auction last year, but so far no plans have been submitted and the owner has yet to reveal their plans, or even their identity.
Local historian Dennis Durrant told the EDP: “I would like the owner to preserve it. It is difficult to know what to do with it. It needs re-tiling but I don’t know what kind of state it’s in inside.I would have liked it to have been Gorleston museum, because we haven’t got one.”
Following an unsuccessful attempt to have the building’s historic status recognised by English Heritage, the decision over the building’s future lies in the hands of the new owner, but with the ongoing air of mystery hanging over the building, speculation is growing.
Conservation officer Darren Barker told the EDP: “It is in a conservation area so there’s a certain amount of protection around it. The shed makes a significant contribution to the character of the area and is part of the rich maritime heritage of the borough.”
“To find a use for it will be difficult. I think I would like to see it repaired and for some long term use to be found for it.”
Posted on 02 January 2012 by Love Gorleston
Gorleston Arts & Crafts| Cinemas, Museums, Galleries and Workshops
If you are planning a small trip or holiday to Gorleston then you will most likely want to consider the Arts and Crats around the Gorleston area. Perhaps you would like to come to enjoy Gorlestons landscape and views? Possibly you would like to travel by bus to neighbouring areas and have a taste of all the art and crafts the east of England has to offer? Whatever form of the Arts you may enjoy Love Gorleston can provide a large variation of arts and crafts when you consider travelling the wonderful countryside.
Arts & Craft in Gorleston, Norfolk, UK
Keith Hastings Gallery
Posted on 21 January 2011 by Love Gorleston
A recent visitor to Gorleston emailed in to tell us about their day out in Gorleston so we thought we would share it with all.
Gorleston on Sea is clearly a great place for a relaxing short stay break or just a day out like us, the cute resort of Gorleston will provide something for all the family. Gorleston on Sea has some lovely stretches of sea so we decided to take a dip in the ocean and then took a leisurely stroll on the beach, promenade & cliff tops. After a rest with an ice cream we visited the pier with a riverside walk to up to the Gorleston High street? In the evening we relaxed in one of the local pubs & then visited the Olde Tyme music hall at the Gorleston Pavilion, a listed building which is over a century old and still putting on excellent shows. We wished we had another day as we really wanted to spend the sunny afternoon relaxing in a deckchair listening to the music from Gorleston bandstand. Anyway, had a great day out in Gorleston, and can see why so many people would like to visit Gorleston on Sea for a day trip or holiday. Can’t wait to come back. Colin Jones, 58, Wales.