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Wartime diaries of Cromer brothers published in new book

PUBLISHED: 16:50 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:55 27 July 2018

The book was launched at the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

The book was launched at the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

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A group of men from Cromer who fought in the First World War have had their wartime diaries published in a new book.

Oliver Locker-Lampson of Newhaven Court, Cromer, Command of the Russian Armoured Car Squadron. Photo: supplied by Poppyland PublishingOliver Locker-Lampson of Newhaven Court, Cromer, Command of the Russian Armoured Car Squadron. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

George, William and Leonard Baker, brought up at the Ship Hotel, in Cromer, were among the men from Norfolk who fought during World War One.

And now their descendants have gathered to celebration the publication of their diaries and letters in a new book, titled The Baker Brothers: Diaries from the Eastern Front 1914-1919.

Written by Cromer author, Brenda Stibbons, the book blends their accounts with photographs and family letters to tell an unusual tale of adventure.

The book launch was held at the Old Rock Shop Bistro, in Cromer, on Friday, July 20.

The book was launched at the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland PublishingThe book was launched at the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

The book retails at £14.95 and is available to buy from local book and museum shops, and online from www.poppyland.co.uk.

Have you got an interesting story to tell about Cromer’s history? Email Jessica.Frank-Keyes@archant.co.uk.

One of the men, Ivor Morgan, was married in Cromer church whist stationed in the town. His fiancée Mary Graves had travelled up from Surrey. Photo: supplied by Poppyland PublishingOne of the men, Ivor Morgan, was married in Cromer church whist stationed in the town. His fiancée Mary Graves had travelled up from Surrey. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

The book was launched at the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland PublishingThe book was launched at the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

Willie Baker sits in the drivers seat of an armoured car; they are at Newhaven Court, Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland PublishingWillie Baker sits in the drivers seat of an armoured car; they are at Newhaven Court, Cromer. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

The three Baker brothers, after many months apart, were reunited at Tiraspol, today in Moldova. Photo: supplied by Poppyland PublishingThe three Baker brothers, after many months apart, were reunited at Tiraspol, today in Moldova. Photo: supplied by Poppyland Publishing

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