The latest addition to the archive has been uploaded to the Broadland Memories YouTube channel this week – a fabulous amateur cine film of a holiday on the Norfolk Broads in 1962.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any details about the couple whose holiday is featured in the film, but there is some lovely footage of the riverfront at Horning as they pass the boatyards of Norfolk Holiday Boats (ex Banham’s) and H.T. Percival – both have long since disappeared. The Petersfield House Hotel is also seen along with some of the riverside houses at that end of the village. There are lots of shots of sailing boats and motor cruisers too. Many thanks to Keiron at Video Impact in Loddon for doing such a great job of the transfer for me, and in record time too! He also transferred another reel of 16mm cine film from 1930 for me at the same time – more about that will follow.
I’ve been able to get a bit more free time to myself again recently and have managed to make a start on working my way through the backlog of material which has been sent to me for the website. In case you missed them, recent additions to the main Broadland Memories website include some new memories of a holiday on the Norfolk Broads in 1969 and a 1972 magazine article on new boats to the Broads. More details on those can be found on the Latest Additions page. I’m now working on several small collections of photographs from the 1950s to 1970s which I hope to be able to upload to the website over the next couple of weeks. Onwards and upwards!