Einstein in Sheringham

Seeing this mural in Sheringham induces a double take: is it really Albert Einstein or some old crab fisher with an uncanny likeness to the great scientist?  And if it is him, what’s he doing here?  It is indeed Einstein, who fled Germany in 1933 and stayed in a wooden hut in Roughton, about seven and a half miles from Sheringham.  He was there for a few weeks’ rest and recuperation, courtesy of Conservative MP, Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson, before leaving for the United States.

Photo: Sheringham, Norfolk, August 2011

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2 Responses to Einstein in Sheringham

  1. Sarah L says:

    He makes me smile each time I walk by.
    But keep an eye on him. I reckon he dashes back to his hut every so often for a change of clothes. Last time I looked (summer 2019) he was in shorts…

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