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‘Go Farther’ Pegg, Olive Edis and Tom Armes. What Do They Tell Us About The ‘Changing Places’ Of Sheringham?

 A Level Geography students from Fakenham College visited Sheringham Museum in July 2017, in order to undertake research to support the completion of their individual geographical fieldwork investigations/Non-Examined Assessment (NEA). Students were given a presentation of the changing nature of Sheringham, through studies of coastal erosion, fishing, lifeboats and tourism including the influence of the railways. A range of resources were used to exemplify how ‘Go Farther’ Pegg was one of the first fishermen to diversify into the hire of beach tents for tourists, the influence of Olive Edis who had a studio in Sheringham in the early 1900s and was the first official female war photographer in 1919 and Tom Armes, who produced a series of British Railways tourism posters including Sheringham ‘Twixt Sea and Pine’. This work was in developed through partnership between Sally Birch, Education Officer at Sheringham Museum and Fakenham College. Fakenham College have produced a series of posters on coastal processes and ongoing annual coastal monitoring at Sheringham completed by our A Level Geography students, being used as an educational resource by other schools visiting Sheringham Museum. I would like to thank Sally for the excellent range of resources she has produced, including her in depth research and video interview with a local resident about their experiences of the 1953 storm surge at Sheringham. Colin Bye FRGS. Head of Geography Head of Humanities, Social Sciences and PE Faculty.