The first of three photographs capturing windsurfing at Hickling in 1983.
There is a windsurfing club at Hickling which, I believe, was officially founded in 1984, a year after these photographs were taken.
The last shot of the windsurfer at Hickling - in the background are two of the houseboats belonging to Whispering Reeds boatyard.
A wonderful photo showing a number of Herbert Woods “Lady” Yachts alongside the yard at Potter Heigham in 1983. “Royal Lady” can be seen on the right, whilst the first yacht on the left is E493 “Perfect Lady 4” which later joined the Norfolk Broads Yachting Company’s fleet as “Scarlet Lady”.
Looking downstream from the riverbank at Potter Heigham, with “Royal Lady” in the foreground.
Potter Heigham Bridge and more of Herbert Woods “Ladies” pictured in 1983. The motor cruiser on the right is E498 “Summer Light 2”.
Another view of Potter Heigham Bridge in 1983. On the right is A283 “Fanfare” which was part of the Phoenix Fleet here at the time. It had originally been built by Windboats at Wroxham in the 1950s for a private customer as “Dijack”.
Looking downstream from Potter Heigham Bridge with Herbert Woods yard on the right and the Phoenix Fleet boatyard on the left.
Another view, looking downstream from Potter Heigham Bridge in 1983.
The first of a series of shots of the wherry “Albion” photographed in 1984.
The wherry “Albion” pictured, once again, in 1984. I believe that these images were taken at Deep Dyke on the Upper Thurne.
“Albion” heading towards Hickling Broad.
“Albion” returning from Hickling with scandalized sail.
Scandalizing, or partially lowering the sail as seen here, is done to reduce speed.
A closer view of “Albion” and her skipper as she passes the Deep Dyke moorings near Hickling Broad.
The final view of “Albion” on the Upper Thurne in 1984.
Boardman’s Mill on the River Ant at How Hill, a timber framed trestle mill which was built by Daniel England of Ludham in 1897. In the foreground is Herbert Woods “Twilight 6”.
Sunset at Barton Turf in 1984.
The last set of slides from the collection date from 1989 when the Barber’s returned to a sailing cruiser which they had hired in the 1970s - “Cresta” from Martham Ferry Boatyard.
S139 “Cresta” pictured at the Deep Dyke moorings.
Tucked up for the evening.
An interior shot of “Cresta” - I love the yacht themed curtains!
The galley on board “Cresta”.
The final photograph from the Barber Family collection is an atmospheric shot of a lone angler.