Norfolk Victorian Seaside Resorts & Fishing Villages
- East & West Runton

The Runtons had always been a farming, fishing and agricultural area. Around 1902 this changed when the railways were being built and viaducts were constructed at East Runton. At this time many farmworkers went to work on railways and bridges where they benefitted from better rates of pay. Similar to the surrounding villages the railways also led to the growth of tourism. With both East and West Runton situated between Cromer and Sheringham, they were well placed to claim their share of holidaymakers in search of wonderful beaches. Of course the latest claim to fame is fossil hunting, an occupation given a particular boost in 1990 when a mammoth skeleton was discovered at West Runton.

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