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1970s Photo Gallery

The next collection of photos date from 1970 and 1977 and come from the collection of Andrew Day. The eighteen photographs feature holidays taken by an unknown family on the motor cruisers “Maid of the Mist” and “Diamond Emblem 1”. The same family also feature in a set of 1960s photographs which can be found here.

Collins Pleasurecraft at Oulton Broad 1970

The first photograph shows Collins Pleasure Craft at Oulton Broad with the Wherry Hotel seen in the background. The the left of the Wherry Hotel is the boatyard of C.B. Darby & Son.

Collins Pleasurecraft Oulton Broad 1970

Another photograph taken at the Collins Pleasure Craft boatyard in 1970. W410 was the 22ft “Louise 1” which slept two.

Maid if the Mist 1970

S881 “Maid of the Mist” from Collins Pleasure Craft at Oulton Broad, moored at an unknown location in 1970. This 40ft, centre cockpit motor cruiser slept 6 and cost between £52 and £86 for a weeks hire at this time.

Maid of the Mist 1970

Another photograph of S881 “Maid of the Mist” taken during the holiday in 1970.

Haddiscoe New Cut 1970

“Maid of the Mist” moored alongside Haddiscoe New Cut in 1970.

Maid of the Mist 1970

“Maid of the Mist” at an unidentified location - possibly Salhouse Broad?

Salhouse Broad 1970

Salhouse Broad pictured in 1970. The motor cruiser in the foreground is Y534 “Marinka”, the four berth Broom Commander which was part of the Master Craft of Horning fleet at this time.

Salhouse Broad 1970

Another photograph taken at Salhouse in 1970, with “Maid of the Mist” seen in the foreground.

Wroxham Broad 1970

Sunset on Wroxham Broad. Thanks to Vaughan Ashby for identifying the river cruisers seen as (from right to left) Evening Flight, Forrester and Rogue, with Goldfish’s mast seen behind Evening Flight.

Herbert Woods boatyard 1970

Herbert Woods Broads Haven boatyard at Potter Heigham, pictured in 1970.

Diamond Emblem 1977

Moving on to 1977, the family hired the 5 berth “Diamond Emblem 1” from Ernest Collins at Wroxham. The centre cockpit Bourne 35 cost between £86 and £192 for a week’s hire in 1977.

Diamond Emblem 1977

Another photograph of D659 “Diamond Emblem 1” moored at Wroxham in 1977.

Diamond Emblem 1977

The wheelhouse of Ernest Collin’s “Diamond Emblem 1” pictured in 1977.

Diamond Emblem 1977

D659 “Diamond Emblem 1” at anchor in 1977.

Chumley & Hawke at Horning 1977

The Chumley & Hawke boatyard pictured in 1977. By this time, the basin had become home to quite a number of houseboats as part of the “Burehaven” holiday site which included the building of several single and two storey villas set in a semi-circle around a lawned area with a swimming pool.

Chumley & Hawke at Horning 1977

Another view of the Chumley & Hawke boatyard in 1977.

Caravelle 2 in 1977

Also taken at Chumley & Hawke’s, the motor cruiser is S622, the 34ft “Caravelle 2” which slept five and cost between £69 and £154 for weeks hire in 1977.

Chumley & Hawke at Horning 1977

The final photograph from this collection shows some of the houseboats which were on hire at Chumley & Hawke’s Burehaven site in 1977. There were a variety of four berth houseboats with names such as Restezi, Restwell and Restful etc., which cost between £60 and £80 for a week’s hire during August of that year.

The next collection of photos were submitted by Rob Aylott and document two holidays taken by the Aylott family during the 1970s. More photos from the Aylott Family collection can be found in the 1950s Gallery and the 1960s Gallery.


Dilham village stores in 1976

In 1976 the Aylott family had a land-based Broads holiday when they stayed in the flat above Dilham Stores. Here Joan Aylott (right), daughter Alison and son Rob are pictured outside the shop with the owners.

Neatishead 1976

A day boat trip in 1976, this looks to have been taken at Neatishead.

The Aylott Family on the Norfolk Broads in 1978

In 1978 the family returned to the Broads and hired the four berth, 27ft “Burgh Duchess” from Burgh Castle Yacht Station. Burgh Duchess had originally been called “Frangipani” as part of the Cruisercraft fleet in Beccles. In 1978 she cost between £66 and £146 for a week’s hire.

The Aylott Family on the Norfolk Broads in 1978

Harry, Alison and Rob Aylott on board W408 “Burgh Duchess” in 1977.

Great Yarmouth 1978

Harry and Rob Aylott pictured rowing on the River Bure at Great Yarmouth in 1978.

Great Yarmouth 1978

Another photograph taken at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station in 1978.

Great Yarmouth 1978

Rob and Alison Aylott “swabbing the deck” at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.

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