BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Saturday, 22 March 2008, 16:17 GMT
Weather shuts Easter attractions
Cromer pier
High seas forced organisers to cancel a show at Cromer Pier
Norfolk attractions have been forced to close as high winds, seas and snow hit the coast.

A show at Cromer Pier was cancelled on Friday night after managers decided the risk to the audience from high seas was too dangerous.

Strong winds blew the roof off offices at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach leading owners to close the site for the first time on an Easter Saturday.

An inspection is due on Easter Sunday morning to see if the site can re-open.

Albert Jones, managing director of Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, said: "A lot of hard work has gone into getting the pleasure beach ready for this year with such an early Easter and with this very poor weather conditions and exceptional high winds for this time of year it's just been a nightmare.

"I've never known us not open on an Easter Saturday before."

An audience of 200 due to see a performance at Cromer Pier's theatre were told the event had been cancelled.

Ian Hall, general manager, at Cromer Pier said: "If you'd seen the pier last night- the waves were breaking over the sea wall and bringing lots of stones and rocks and things with them.

"Not a very pleasant place to be and not necessarily a very safe place to be when the sea is at its worst and at its highest."


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific