With Godfrey Sayers.
As most people know, the Norfolk coast is peculiarly vulnerable to tidal surges. Many of us have vivid memories of the surge of 2013; some recall the surge of 1978; and a diminishing number remember where they were and what they were doing during the surge of 1953.
Godfrey Sayers, who lived through them all, has an uncommon understanding of why surges happen; how close we came to greater devastation in ’53, ’78, and ‘13; and why there will be more. He also has a distinctive ability to blend science and experience with the skills of a master story-teller. Starting as a mussel-fisherman, he sailed in the merchant navy and ran a road haulage business while honing his skills as a watercolourist before becoming a full-time artist whose work hangs in major collections. He is also a noted authority on environmental and conservation issues in north Norfolk.
Running time: 01 hours 15 minutes