Meet The Team
I’m Trevor, married to Jane, and happily retired. We recently moved to a flat in the centre of Cromer, a down-sizing move to more practical /manageable accommodation and to be closer to the sea. I wanted a place from where I could continue to walk to local birding hot-spots like Felbrigg Park, whilst remaining within easy reach of other top North Norfolk birding locations - including Cley NWT, where I’m a volunteer guide. We have five sons, two living abroad – Australia and Chile - and eight grand-kids, who visit as often as they can for beach holidays and walks in the surrounding countryside.
Just before Christmas 2018 I came out of the Cromer Co-op to be greeted by the shrill calls of a pair of Peregrine, flying around the church tower - this was the start of the Cromer Peregrine story. We quickly created the Cromer Peregrine Project to bring together interested parties to safeguard these iconic urban hunters. With the
support of the church authorities a nest-box was erected on the tower roof. The Peregrines bred and successfully fledged three young - an event which they repeated in 2020 - establishing themselves as a significant tourist attraction in the town.
In my spare time I continue to be Chair of the North East Norfolk Bird Club and the nature conservation charity Felbeck Trust, which finds, restores and manages small parcel of land across North Norfolk, for the benefit of wildlife, and I'm Secretary of the newly-formed group Cromer Green Spaces - looking after urban green spaces and helping 'bring poppies back to Poppy Land’. I keep a local wildlife blog: Cromer Nature Notes.
Hiya I'm Chris, white van man by trade and a photographer in my spare time. My love of peregrines comes from when I first saw a DVD about them at Derby back in 2009. A few years later in 2011 we had a pair turn up at Norwich Cathedral, I went to photograph them and was hooked. I started to document them throughout the year and soon became a regular at the Cathedral, running a Facebook and Twitter account dedicated to the Norwich peregrines. When I heard Cromer had a pair of peregrines on the Church I paid a visit and witnessed them mating. I was invited to take part in the initial visit to the top of the Church tower to investigate the possibilites of installing a nesting platform and camera. After the peregrines started to visit the newly installed platform we established the Cromer Peregrine Project. After a successful first season I updated the cameras and we now stream the live images online for the enjoyment of thousands of people from all over the planet. Together with my fiancée Kim we run the Cromer peregrines social media accounts as well as visiting Cromer regularly to take pictures of these amazing birds. The love shown to these birds by the townsfolk of Cromer never fails to amaze me and they always draw a crowd, especially when the juveniles first take flight, they fan out onto the local buildings which can offer excellent views of the young peregrines.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant 40 years ago, following which I worked for some 20 years in industry and 15 years in the charity sector. As a lifelong birder, living in Norfolk was the ultimate dream, which I fulfilled by moving to Thornage two years ago after my retirement.
The steering group members are Eddie Anderson, Kim Paul, Nigel Redman, Sue Wells, Ann Cleall and Phil Littler