Great day in Sheringham.
55km cycle here, very hilly and no tail wind. Had far too many comments from MAMMALs about whizzing past me which is really getting my goat after the hundreds of miles.
(I know I know the best intentions)
It'll be cool when a woman cycling solo isnt a spectacle that produces the response "good girl!".
Arrived to shout of "this is a one way street!" From an angry resident, but that was soon put to rights in settling into a coffee in the The Little Theatre Sheringham. So nice to be in an active theatre community venue that is buzzing with local activity.
Had the pleasure to get shown round the museum by local heritage experts, Lesley, Jan, Ron, Wendy, Ken Janet and resident artist, Colin. (Painting pictured below).
Check out the SHEITHS for the knitting needles! didnt realise what weapons they are, and how that adds to badass workers on their time off.
Great to learn about the photographer Olive Edis who lived locally and photographed fishermen/ workers and the elites. Beautifully crafted, and as Wendy pointed out, Sheringham attracts Strong Women. She married in her 50s too (and was maybe queer? - that is hearsay but got me excited!)
Great conversation about the power, economic independence and strength of the herring women crews too.
Cool to see the wind farm exhibition too, as wind has not only pushed us down the coast but is also strongly present in the absence of fishing as an economy that is live and growing up and down the east coast. Here unlike in Grimsby, maybe some of the servicing jobs Have gone to Fishermen.
VERY grateful for the time, knowledge and enthusiasm, and most of all- for my Netted scarf, made by Fisherman and Netter Ken.
Link to Sheringham Museum here: http://www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk/
AUDIO TO COME
my cycle reflects!