Broadland Memories is a not-for-profit archive dedicated to preserving images and personal memories of life and leisure on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads throughout the 20th century. We aim to eventually provide a complete picture of the social history of The Norfolk Broads through the decades, from the start of the holiday boom when the railways brought Victorian holidaymakers and day trippers to the region in the late 19th century, the birth of the boat hire industry and the introduction of motor cruisers in the early part of the 20th century, the post World War II boating boom in the 1950s, 60s and 70s , right through to the end of the millennium.
Alongside the photo galleries and personal stories, you will also be able to discover a little about Broadlands rich, and sometimes colourful history .... the pioneers, the people and the major events, as well as the development of the holiday industry over the last century.
The archive was launched on the 3rd November 2006 and is very much an ongoing project. The research into the history of the area, and the hire industry is continuing and new images, stories and articles will be added to this site as the archive grows. If you have any photographs, films or memories of holidays or boating on the Norfolk Broads, or if you, or your family, lived and worked in Broadland and have some interesting tales to tell then please do get in contact.
If you enjoy browsing through the Broadland Memories Archive then please consider making a small donation to help towards the ongoing running costs
Use the link at the top of the page to take you to the main archive directory where you’ll find links to the photo galleries, personal memories, films, history and much much more.