Walking tour: George Skipper in Cromer

With Paul Dickson

This 1 hour 45 minutes walking tour in Cromer looks at architect George Skipper’s legacy in the Norfolk seaside town. He worked on projects in Cromer from the late 1880s through to the 1930s. Skipper designed seven hotels, notably the Hotel de Paris, overlooking Cromer Pier and the Cliftonville and Sandcliff on Runton Road.

George Skipper was also architect for a range of residential properties on Bernard Road, along with Cromer’s first Town Hall and Kingston House, comprising striking residential and business premises just behind the seafront. 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.’ But he was more active in Cromer than Norwich.

Event information:

Date / time: Friday 29 September; 10.30am / Saturday 14 October; 10.30am
Venue: Starting at North Norfolk Information Centre, Louden Road, Cromer, NR27 9EF
Booking: Tickets £11 (to include tea and coffee at The Cliftonville Hotel) via www.pauldicksontours.co.uk