Reader Column: “For the residents at Halsey House, this all means so much to them.“

Enjoy Cromer was launched on the pier. Pictured is Elisha Hudson. Picture: Ian Burt

Enjoy Cromer was launched on the pier. Pictured is Elisha Hudson. Picture: Ian Burt

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In this week’s column we hear from Miss Norfolk Elisha Hudson, who balances her pageant duties with caring for veterans at Halsey House.

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My name is Elisha Hudson, I’m 24, from Cromer.

I work at the royal British legion Halsey House. Let me tell you a bit about this beautiful town and just how special it is to me.

I was born in Norfolk, and then in 2010 I moved to Cromer with my mum. Before that I’d lived in the surrounding villages, and I’ve since moved to Northrepps with my partner.

I still spend much of my time in Cromer for work though, and my Nan moved to Cromer in 2006 and she too loved living here.

In February 2017 I started working at Halsey House Care Home (Royal British Legion) as a care assistant, and what a great place it is to work!

It’s such a massive credit to Cromer, the stories that the residents tell of the war and being in the armed forces are amazing, and truly makes you think just how lucky we are nowadays.

Every time I walk in for a shift there’s always an activity going on, everyone is smiling and chatting.

We take residents out down to the seafront, and to places around Cromer like the cafes and the shops.

They love the fresh Cromer air, the beautiful pier, the local friendly people, and the walks around the gardens.

This all means so much to them.

Halsey House is a big home and we offer so much, from residential care, to nursing care and dementia care. Despite that, we are a very focused on being person-centred for very one of our residents.

Summer time in Cromer is just your perfect seaside town!

You’ve got everything you need really. The sea, the pier with your shows, pubs, cafes, shops. Cromer always has something going on somewhere, which always gives you something to do.

My favourite days of Cromer have to be The Carnival, the organisers are brilliant.

Next years dates are already out, and it will be from August 11 to August 17, 2018.

This means one full week of fun activities to get involved in. There’s always something for everyone whether you have children or there’s a group of you.

Wednesday is the main carnival night and Friday is the fancy dress night which is always a fun night for the adults, as you can get dressed up in the most extreme fancy dress and listen to live music at the beer tent.

Cromer also has an air display one of the days, as well as lots of competitions in the ring on the field. There’s also a funfair for all the children (or big kids-Adults). T

I feel the carnival always sets a good atmosphere in Cromer. Everyone whether they are local or on holiday, are always in good spirits.

As my birthday is the beginning of January I have to say the New Year fireworks just set my year off with a bang... quite literally. They are let off in the loveliest of settings: the Cromer pier. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place.

They go up the middle of the Pier and then explode off either side over the sea.

Christmas and winter are my favourite time of year, and so wrapping up warm and cosy, grabbing my family, and coming together over a hot chocolate to watch the fireworks means so much to me.

There is so much to say about this beautiful town, and how the people in it have made me who I am today.

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