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George Skipper in Cromer – New Walking Tour
Norwich-based tour guide, Paul Dickson is launching a new tour in Cromer. This 1 hour 45 minutes walking tour looks at architect George Skipper’s legacy. He worked on projects in Cromer from the late 1880s through to the 1930s.
The first tour is on Sunday, May 21 at 10.30am. Tickets are £11, including tea or coffee and biscuits at The Cliftonville Hotel at the end of the tour. Book in advance at Eventbrite, or see www.pauldicksontours.co.uk/george-skipper-in-cromer, or contact Paul Dickson, 07801 103737, [email protected]. Tours start outside North Norfolk Visitor Centre on Louden Road
Skipper designed seven hotels, notably the Hotel de Paris, overlooking Cromer Pier and The Cliftonville and Sandcliff on Runton Road. He was also architect for a range of residential properties, Cromer’s first Town Hall and Kingston House, comprising striking residential and business premises just behind the seafront.
Paul Dickson explained: “George Skipper is renowned as the architect for a series of standout buildings in Norwich. Sir John Betjeman wrote: ‘He is to Norwich rather what Gaudi was to Barcelona.’ However he was more active in Cromer than Norwich. I am looking forward to celebrating his legacy in the town on this new tour.”
Tours all start at 10.30am. Other dates are Tuesday, June 6, Wednesday, July 12, Sunday, August 13, Wednesday, August 23, Tuesday, September 19, Friday, September 29, Saturday, October 14 and Thursday, November 9.