B345 “Broad Wave III” moored at Beccles Yacht Station in 1966. This three berth cruiser was 25ft in length with an 8ft 6in beam and, like Kingfisher, was also powered by a Morris Vedette petrol engine. The cost for a week’s hire in 1966 was between £7 10s and £13 10s per person depending on the time of year.
The helm and controls of Broad Wave III, also pictured in 1966.
Broad Wave III and Kingfisher II moored at Thorpe St.Andrew in 1966. Once again, the ex-admiralty MGB “Morning Flight” can be seen in the background.
The view from the Stracey Arms mill in 1966. Kingfisher and Broad Wave can be seen in the centre of the photograph.
In 1967 John Turner took two cruising holidays on the Norfolk Broads, the first being in July on T264 “Star Glory II” from Jack Powles & Co. Of Wroxham which is seen here moored in Fleet Dyke at South Walsham. The 29ft centre cockpit Star Glory class slept three with two single berths in the fore cabin and a single settee berth in the aft saloon. The original hire invoice for this holiday shows that the hire fee for two weeks was £92 15s with additional charges of £3 18s 11d for diesel, £1 6d for oil and £1 10s for the garaging of the family car. A copy of that invoice can be found within the Boats & Boatyards category of the Paper & Ephemera section of the archive.
Another photograph of Star Glory II moored at South Walsham in 1967.
The helm and controls of Star Glory II, also pictured in 1967.
Star Glory was powered by a Perkins 4107 diesel engine, as seen above in 1967.
Star Glory II pictured at the Anchor Hotel moorings at Coltishall in July 1967.
Star Glory II at the Ferry Boatyard in Horning, photographed by John Turner in July 1967.
Another photograph of Star Glory II at the Ferry Boatyard in Horning from 1967.
John Turner rowing a dinghy at the end of Neatishead staithe in 1967. In the background is the Neatishead boatyard, with two of their Ocean 30 class of motor cruisers moored alongside.
Captioned as having been taken at Stalham in 1967 with what looks like the bow of B70 “Queen of Light” seen on the right.
Potter Heigham, also pictured in 1967. The footbridge at the entrance of the Broads Haven (Herbert Woods) boatyard can be seen in the background. In the foreground is A867 which was Herbert Woods “Spotlight”.
This looks like it was taken on the River Thurne and was captioned as being a family cruise from Potter Heigham to South Walsham.
Star Glory II moored in Collins Pleasure Craft dock at Oulton Broad in July 1967 - the old maltings buildings can be seen in the background.
John Turner stands at the helm of Star Glory II whilst moored on the River Waveney in July 1967.
A passing coaster photographed on the River Yare in 1967.
The last photograph of Star Glory II, seen moored at the River Green, Thorpe St.Andrew in 1967.
In October 1967, John returned for another holiday on the Broads, this time on T309 “Loch Shiel” from J.Loynes and Sons of Wroxham. This quirky looking 2 berth cruiser was one of the four “Loch Invar” class of motor cruisers which were 26ft in length. Hiring in October meant that the boat could be hired for a total cost of just £20 18s for a week as this was classed as being the “Bonus” rate period in Blakes 1967 brochure. During the peak weeks of the summer months that cost doubled to just over £40 per week.
Roger pictured onboard Loch Shiel at the Ferry Inn moorings in Horning during October 1967.
The last photograph from John Turner’s collection shows Loch Shiel moored at Womack Staithe in October 1967.