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He named the stretch of coastline, particularly the Overstrand and Sidestrand area, "Poppyland", and the combination of the railway and his writing in the national press brought many visitors.The name "Poppyland" referred to the numerous poppies which grew (and still grow) at the roadside and in meadows.The place-name 'Cromer' is first found in a will of 1262 There are other contenders for the derivation, a north-country word 'cromer' meaning 'a gap in the cliffs' or less likely a direct transfer from a Danish placename.It is reasonable to assume that the present site of Cromer, around the parish church of Saints Peter and Paul, is what was in 1337 called Shipden-juxta-Felbrigg, and by the end of the 14th century known as Cromer.At the end of the 19th century, the beaches to the east and west of the pier were crowded with fishing boats.In 2016, about ten boats plied their trade from the foot of the gangway on the east beach, with shops in the town selling fresh crab, whenever the boats go to sea.
For one week in August the town celebrates its Carnival Week. Attractions included the carnival queen competition, parade of floats and a fancy dress competition.
The town has an Air Training Corps Squadron and an Army Cadet Force Platoon, based at Cromer High School.
The town has a Friday market and a number of independent retailers in its centre.
Cromer suffered several bombing raids during the Second World War.
Shortly after one raid, Cromer featured as the location for an episode of An American In England, written by Norman Corwin with the narrator staying in the Red Lion Hotel and retelling several local accounts of life in the town at wartime.
The resort's facilities included the late-Victorian Cromer Pier, which is home to the Pavilion Theatre.