Whilst many regular readers of the Broadland Memories website will be long term boaters, there have always been plenty of visitors to the region who have (and still do) prefer a land based holiday. Most of the films, photographs and holiday tales found within the archive do indeed document boating holidays, but the latest addition is an interesting amateur cine film taken during a land based holiday in Broadland.
Shot in 1970, the film is very much Broads centred as the film-maker appears to have stayed at the Broadside Chalet Park at Stalham which is seen in the opening footage. Situated opposite Richardson’s, the cameraman popped across the road to film the boatyard too. There were several day trips on the rivers, taken from various locations, but the holiday party also ventured further afield in Norfolk with visits to Holkham Hall and Blickling, a boat trip at Blakeney and a wander around Elm Hill and the cathedral in Norwich. It’s actually filmed very nicely and is another super addition to the archive.