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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