Many will know that Broadland Memories is run single handedly and that, for various reasons, I’ve been unable to devote as much time to the website as I would have liked to over the last year or so. It is with deep regret that I must announce that I need to step aside for a while and put the website and archive on hold.

It’s been a very hard decision to make, but a major increase in caring responsibilities for elderly parents, and ongoing health issues of my own have left me unable to cope with the demands of running the archive too at the present time. For the sake of my own sanity I have to reduce the load a little. Those who know me will understand that this has been a difficult post to write. For the last seven years, Broadland Memories has pretty much been my life. My passion for local history and the desire to preserve it and make it available for others to share has only increased over that time and will certainly not diminish during this hiatus.  Sadly, I am unable to accept further submissions for the archive or deal with email enquiries at the present time but hope that normal service can resume as soon as possible. As and when time allows, I still have a backlog of photographs, ephemera and films to get online, and will endeavour to do so this year. If I can make the occasional blog post I will and there will no doubt still be a bit of a Twitter presence.

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed archive material, contacted me with information, and supported Broadland Memories over the years. Your input has been invaluable and has helped to create a fantastic historic archive of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. When I first began this project as a hobby, I couldn’t possibly have imagined that I would have been given access to such a wealth of rare and fascinating material. Thank you all.

This is beginning to sound like a goodbye! It isn’t … more of a see you later!

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