Crossing the Bar Robert Smith MBECrossing the Bar

Tales of Wells Harbour

By Robert Smith MBE
Wells Harbour Master

With Zoe Dunford

"A hymn to the most beautiful coastline in the world… essential reading for anyone who loves North Norfolk."

Patrick Barkham, The Guardian

As long-serving Harbour Master and former lifeboatman, the stories Robert Smith tells in this landmark book capture the soul of Wells-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast. He reveals the characters and events that have shaped the history and spirit of this historic coastal town. From maritime disasters 'crossing the bar' and secret wartime experiments, to smuggling tunnels and dodgy dealings by landowners and early harbour commissioners — this book boasts historical detail and human drama in equal measure.

Books can be purchased from the Wells Harbour Commissioners
Price £22.50 (including p&p), £19.50 (if collected)
Telephone 44 (0)1328 711646
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All profits of the book will go to Wells Harbour Maritime Trust and other local charities.