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1950s Photo Gallery

More of the photographs taken by Joan and Ken Lowe in 1957

Thurne Dyke 1957

Cruising into Thurne Dyke.

Thurne Dyke Mill 1957

The moorings and drainage mill at Thurne Dyke, pictured in May 1957.

Potter Heigham 1957

Moored at Potter Heigham Bridge in 1957. The crew made mention that they took “Panda” through the bridge themselves with 12 inches to spare!

Womack 1957 Horsey 1957

Ken, Joan and Vera onboard “Panda” at Womack.

Vera poses in “Panda’s” wheelhouse at Horsey in 1957.

Horsey 1957

Moored at Horsey, Bill sits on “Panda’s” coach roof.

Horsey 1957

The crew take a walk to find a post box at Horsey in May 1957.

Norfolk Broads 1957

The last photograph from the friend’s 1957 holiday - Bill enjoys a “brew” onboard.

Vesta 11 helm 1958 Coltishall 1958

In May 1958 the four friends returned for another holiday on the Broads, this time aboard B608 “Vesta 11” from Landamores of Wroxham.

Bill, Vera and Joan onboard “Vesta 11” at the Anchor Hotel moorings in Coltishall. Overnight mooring cost two shillings in 1958.

Coltishall 1958

Another view of the Anchor moorings at Coltishall.

Coltishall 1958

Another photograph taken at Coltishall in May 1958 - Bill with B608 “Vesta 11”

Coltishall 1958

“Swabbing down” at Coltishall in 1958.

Horning 1958

Ken and Bill set off in the dinghy to find a post box at Horning.

Ranworth 1958

Mooring spots at Ranworth were as hard to secure in 1958 as they are today! The crew mudweight on a very busy Malthouse Broad.

Norfolk Broads 1958

Ken and Bill pose with the life ring at an unknown location - possibly South Walsham Broad?

Norfolk Broads 1958

Joan and Ken Lowe pictured at the same location as the photograph above.

How Hill 1958

How Hill pictured in May 1958.

Turf Fen Mill 1958

“Vesta 11” moored in front of what is believed to be Turf Fen Mill on the River Ant at How Hill. The mill was built c1875 and ceased working during the 1920s, falling into a severe state of disrepair over the following years. Between 1976 and 1986, The Norfolk Windmill Trust restored Turf Fen to it’s former glory, fitting a new cap and sails.

Neatishead 1958

Moored at Neatishead in May 1958.

Neatishead 1958

Another photograph of “Vesta 11” moored at Neatishead.

Sailing at Thurne 1958

Sailing cruisers on the River Thurne in 1958.

Hickling Pleasure Boat Inn 1958

The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling pictured in May 1958. The sailing cruiser as A89 “Arab” which was available to hire from the Norfolk Broads Yachting Company at this time.

Hickling 1958

A view looking down the Pleasure Boat Dyke at Hickling.

West Somerton 1958

The crew help to turn A304 “Vesta 8” at West Somerton. The brick pump house which can be seen in the background, on the right, is no longer there.

West Somerton 1958

Ken and Joan Lowe in the dinghy at West Somerton.

West Somerton 1958

The final photograph from Joan Lowe’s collection - sunset at West Somerton, May 1958.

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