Henry Blogg, Coxswain of the Cromer Lifeboat was described as “one of the bravest men who ever lived”. He served through two world wars, and over the years he saved an incredible 873 lives! He was awarded 3 Gold Medals by the RNLI and the George Cross. Yet this shy Norfolk crab fisherman refused to talk about his achievements and it was left to others to appreciate his heroism and skill. On a lighter note this collection of biographies will include a Suffolk miser and two Norfolk teachers who provoked the longest strike in history. And that just leaves Samuel Pepys whose family came from Brampton near Huntingdon.

Yet More Characters of East Anglia