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Doctor at Sea

Harbour Office Opening Times

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Harbour Master, or staff on duty, will be present on the tide during peak season (beginning of June to end of August).  For the remainder of the year (September to end of May), a VHF listening watch will be maintained.


For emergencies in or around the harbour and coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.  At sea, call Humber Coastguard, VHF Ch.16.

Doctor at Sea recounts the stories of E.W.Hicks during his time serving on Wells lifeboat as a doctor and the station Hon Secretary.

Hicks witnessed first-hand acts of bravery, courage and determination by the crew who manned the Wells lifeboat.

He describes how several of these unassuming men put to sea in their small fishing boats, to answer the call for the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Reading the memoirs of Hicks  – as compiled by long-serving Harbour Master, and former lifeboatman, Robert Smith MBE –  illustrates the reality of life living in a small, tight-knit coastal community on the North Norfolk coast.

Now available to purchase in person at the Harbour Office (£14.99) or by calling 01328 711646.   Add £4.01 for orders requiring postage (UK only).  Unfortunately we are unable to ship outside the UK.  All profits of the book go to Wells Harbour Maritime Trust and other local charities and good causes.

The Wells Harbour Maritime Trust (WHMT)
is a charity registered in England and Wales No. 1136392