Ramsay Family 1960s Norfolk Broads holiday film

It’s always exciting when another bit of old holiday footage turns up on YouTube and last week I spotted a new collection of cine films which included a section filmed on the Norfolk Broads in the early 1960s. The film was shot by the late Bobby Ramsay, a farmer from Knowes, near the village of Drummore in Wigtownshire, south west Scotland, and was uploaded to YouTube by Edward Beck.

When I first discovered this, the 11 minutes of footage was part of an hour long collection of holiday cine film from various parts of the UK filmed by the Ramsay family. As a lover of old cine films I found it all fascinating, but Edward has now kindly uploaded the Norfolk Broads section on its own which has enabled me to share it on here.

The holiday was taken onboard B763 which appears to be one of the Glitter/Glimmer/Flicker/Shimmer of Light class hired from Herbert Woods at Potter Heigham. It begins with shots taken near to the old Calender-Hamilton road bridge which crossed the River Bure at Great Yarmouth and continues with footage of Yarmouth seafront. The family then cross Breydon and head to Oulton Broad to watch the powerboat racing. Moving on to the northern rivers, there is some wonderful footage of riverside properties at Horning plus film of the Turners, Chumley & Hawke and Percivals boatyards as they pass. Wroxham also features with a very nice shot of the old Broads Tours base by the railway bridge.

I never tire of watching these fabulous old films of the Broads …. enjoy!

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