Dating memories scrapbook
She was used in her later years as a lighter to transport dredging spoil and, in 1969, was donated to the Norfolk Wherry Trust.
Large corporations including Rank and Ladbrokes had seen the money earning potential and had moved in, taking over hire fleets left, right and centre.
As cheap package holidays to sunnier climes began to flood the market, the takers for home grown holidays began to fall.
If you missed them, recent uploads include a n interesting set of photographs from the early 1920s, a wonderful set of glass lantern slides documenting a holiday on the converted ex-Thams barge .
I’ve got another three films in the wings to edit, and another two to be transferred including what appears to be early Blake’s promotional film.
There are so many wonderful photographs and memories from the 1960s within the archive and it’s difficult to pick just a few highlights.
It’s been a little while since I last uploaded a cine film to the Broadland Memories You Tube channel, but the latest addition has been uploaded this morning.Filmed in the early to mid 1960s, this 24 minute offering follows a holiday on board the Herbert Woods motor cruiser and covers both the southern and northern rivers of the Norfolk Broads.
The idea of extending the waterways, reopening closed sections of the navigation on the upper stretches of the River Bure and the River Waveney and the cutting a canal to connect the Northern and Southern Rivers, negating the need to pass through Great Yarmouth, were all explored and rejected.The costs of maintaining their existing wherry “Albion” have meant that the planned restoration of The Lord Roberts has not been possible, and she has remained submerged in a private dyke at Wroxham ever since.My highlight from the personal memories is the account of a honeymoon aboard “Gala Girl” in 1980 from Brijan.The 1980s and 1990s photo galleries and personal memories sections are much smaller by comparison to the rest of the archive but there are some gems amongst them.This was taken by Pete Sanders in 1983 and shows the recently raised and moved trading wherry “Lord Roberts” at Wroxham.The Lord Roberts was built c1899 by Ben Benns at Somerton and apparently took three years to complete.