The Longshore Herring Festival has been held at Hemsby lifeboat station for many years, with 2020 being the first year in which the event had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are looking forward to its return, hopefully in 2021!
The event is held on Hemsby beach in celebration of the area’s important fishing traditions and heritage.Including live music, a parade, and barbequed herring cooked by the lifeboat crew, to be enjoyed on the beach, the event is one not to be missed and plays an important role in fundraising work for the Lifeboat station.
Saving lives at Sea and on the beautiful Norfolk Broads with their two lifeboats, Hemsby rescue crews are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days a year to help persons in distress and is a voluntary lifeboat service. They are not part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), nor do they receive any funding from them, they receive no government grants and none of their members receive any remuneration. They depend entirely on donations from the public. You can find out more about Hemsby lifeboat on their Facebook page here: https://m.facebook.com/Hemsby-Lifeboat-161913407228596/