Messages in bottles have begun a mystery maritime journey from Cromer Pier.

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Staff at the Pavilion box office decided to put some souvenirs of the town’s pier and seaside resort into four bottles to find out where the tides and currents took them.

Mike Cutts said they contained leaflets about the summer Seaside Special show, a postcard, sandcastle flag and a crab brooch along with information on the town’s lifeboat.

“It is a bit daft, but we just wanted to find out where they would end up. We have put in a letter saying ‘hello’ in French, German and Dutch - and anyone contacting us is likely to get the freedom of the pier for a day,” he added.

Lifeboat mechanic Paul Watling said the wind and tide conditions were likely to take them north east, where the next landfall was 140 miles away in Den Helder in the Netherlands.

10 comments

  • these people by throwing litter into the sea are no more than litter louts, anyone else would be fined for carring out such stupid act. My family will be spending easter at Cromer at the weekend if the council think that im going to keep my litter until i find the neatest bin you think on , just throw it in the sea to find out where the tide takes it.

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    Keith Styles

    Monday, April 18, 2011

  • ok right you lot need to grow up its not like they are putting binbags of rubbish in the sea or even harzardous chemicals at the end of the day its just a bit of fun so i dont understand why you people who clearly have nothing else to do but moan about other people that are trying to bring attention and tourists back to our town as even i have been laid off because of the current situation in which we are in. so stop crying its only two f**king bottles!!!

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    leo5090

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • I always throw my rubbish in the sea. All my poo ends up there so why not??

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    Valpy Word

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • Can someone explain why these people at the Pavillion haven't been effected by any job cuts?

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    Lady_gravy

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • Trust they were plastic bottles so when they get washed up somewhere they are not smashed and lay waiting for someone to stand on.

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    Mr T

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • As if there isn't enough rubbish polluting the sea and beaches!

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    Only Me

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • Oooh look a new news story on the evening news website, time to moan about MPs. oooh people having fun, doing something different, whinge whinge whinge. Valpy, sounds like most of your poo ends up in your head!

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    BarclayBigMouth

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • BarclayBigMouth

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • Did the put Ed Balls in one

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    DAVID WILLGRESS

    Monday, April 18, 2011

  • Let’s hope these fly tippers also help clean up our beaches in the future like the recent cleanup done at Blakeney, if they saw the detritus collected and had to actually collect it they would be less likely to dump more rubbish in our sea.

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    John L Norton

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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