The next collection of photographs belong to David Campbell, and were taken during a holiday aboard Langwith Avocet from the Norfolk Knights boatyard at Horning in late August/early September 1968. You can read David’s account of this trip in the personal memories section of the archive.
The entrance to Wood’s Dyke at Horning pictured in 1968.
N524 “Langwith Avocet”, a centre cockpit Elysian 27, moored at Horning in 1968.
A thatched cottage on the River Bure at Horning.
“Deerfoot” at Horning pictured in 1968. The holiday home stood on this site for 40 years, having only recently being pulled down. Construction of a replacement property began in 2008.
“Burefield” at Horning, a.scene which has changed very little since this photograph was taken in 1968.
The view from St. Helen’s Church tower at Ranworth, looking out across Malthouse Broad.
The crew of “Langwith Avocet” pictured in front of Thurne Dyke Mill in 1968.
Thurne Dyke Mill itself with the sign advertising the Lion Inn which was, at this time, a Whitbread pub!
The sailing cruiser “Dragonfly” from Jack Powles of Wroxham.
A very busy yacht station at Great Yarmouth where, in the 1960s and 70s, boats were often moored three abreast. The cruiser which has run aground across the channel is “Fulmar” from Richardson's of Stalham.
Another picture of “Fulmar” at Great Yarmouth. A609, seen in the foreground, was one of Landamores “Vestas” although, in 1968, it was being hired through Jenners of Thorpe.
Another busy scene at Great Yarrmouth Yacht Station.
Looking upstream at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station, with “Langwith Avocet” moored in the foreground.
A Ketch rigged yacht approaches the sugar beet factory at Cantley on the River Yare.
The Ferry Inn at Reedham.
Another photograph of the Ferry Inn at Reedham taken in September 1968.
The chain link ferry at Reedham, crossing the River Yare in 1968.
A cruiser passes beneath Reedham Swing Bridge in September 1968.
The Red Mill at Reedham with the owners Fairey Huntsman moored in front.
A sailing cruiser passes Hardley Drainage Mill on the River Yare.
Cruising on the River Yare, approaching Brundall, in September 1968.
N524 “Langwith Avocet” from the Norfolk Knights boatyard of Horning, pictured here moored at the Yare Hotel in Brundall in September 1968.
The Yare Hotel at Brundall.
One of the crew poses on the bow of Langwith Avocet as they cruise along the River Yare at Brundall in 1968.
A German coaster from Flensburg in the Baltic region, pictured on the River Yare at Bramerton.
An unknown location on the Norfolk Broads from 1968, but thought to be the River Yare.
The River Wensum and Foundry Bridge at Norwich pictured in September 1968.
Two of Langwith Avocet’s crew are photographed whilst moored at Oulton Broad Yacht Station.