We begin the 1990s gallery with another small collection of photographs from Adrian Bell.
A tranquil evening scene on Malthouse Broad May 1991.
“Vintage Broadsman” pictured on Salhouse Broad in May 1991.
“Coriander” moored in South Walsham Dyke in May 1991.
“Coriander” & “Delphinium” moored at Thurne Dyke in May 1999.
“Coriander” passes beneath Ludham bridge in May 1999,
Margaret Bell rowing with Granddaughter Bridget on Salhouse Broad in may 1999.
Sunset over Horsey Mere, May 1999.
Gerry and Daniel Horner pictured at Richardson's boatyard in Stalham in July 1995. The first of seven pictures which have been submitted by Dan Horner.
Hunsett Mill on the River Ant pictured in July 1995.
F43 “Bahama Major” pictured on the left moored at Potter Heigham in July 1995.
Yvonne and Gerry Horner pictured at Acle in July 1995.
Yvonne and Daniel Horner pictured at St. Olaves onboard “Alpha Tempest” in July 1995.
Oulton Broad pictured in July 1995.
“Silver Gem 2” picture at Richardson's Yard in Stalham in October 1996.
The following set of images were taken by the Richardson family at their Horning Pleasurecraft yard of the fire which broke out there in 1992. My thanks to Clive Richardson for allowing me to display them here.
The fire at Horning Pleasurecraft began during the night, in the early part of 1992 before the main season had begun. It was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in a fuse box.
By the time these photographs were taken, firefighters were already on the scene tackling the blaze.
This photograph shows the ferocity of the fire onboard the moored cruisers. The fire spread rapidly aided by the fact that the ex F.B. Wilds boats, which were part of the Horning Pleasurecraft fleet, had fibreglass diesel tanks which, of course, melted as the fire took hold. As the mooring ropes burnt through, the burning cruisers drifted across to the opposite quay, setting more boats alight.
The scene at Horning Pleasurecraft on the morning after the fire. They lost eight boats that night, although two of the write-offs were sold on to people who then managed to resurrect them!
Another photograph showing the devastating scene at Horning Pleasurecraft.
The fire damaged cruiser in the foreground is Q759 “Trinidad”.
Another fire damaged cruiser on the right - a Caribbean Major G989.
Another view of Caribbean Major G989 at Horning.
The last picture of the aftermath of the fire at Horning Pleasurecraft in 1992 is another ex Wilds cruiser - Bermuda D307.