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Charles Hannaford Paintings

Regular visitors to the Broadland Memories website will have no doubt seen the first few sets of photographs from the Charles Hannaford Collection which I’ve uploaded over the last couple of months. The photographs are a wonderful record of both … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Broads in the 1970s

There have been several new additions to the Broadland Memories website over the last couple of months including the second part of the Charles Hannaford Collection of photographs, a rather nice sets of images from a 1948 holiday on the … Continue reading

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Meeting Bert Weedon

Just before Christmas, a CD arrived in the post which contained a collection of images from the Taylor Family archives. The first photo on the disc was titled “Meeting Bert Weedon” – it’s an absolute gift of a blog post … Continue reading

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Kia Manzi – the story continues

You’ve got to love internet search engines. Once again, a casual conversation and reminiscences about the past has directed someone to the Broadland Memories blog, and with that has come an update to the Kia Manzi story. Kia Manzi, you … Continue reading

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Norfolk and The Broads 1970 – A Landlubber’s Holiday

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 … Continue reading

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The Waterman’s Arms

Every now and again, a photograph comes along which throws up a bit of a conundrum. It happened last week when I bought a small collection of late Victorian photographs taken on and around the Norfolk Broads, amongst which was … Continue reading

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Broadland Memories – The first 10 years

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Broadland Memories website – it doesn’t seem possible! I thought I’d mark the occasion by highlighting some personal favourites from the website over the last ten years and to look … Continue reading

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Norfolk Broads Books and Memorabilia Auction

I was recently given a small collection of historic Norfolk Broads books and memorabilia by Mal and Christine Richardson who kindly gave me permission to auction them to raise funds for the Broadland Memories website. I’ve had a rummage through … Continue reading

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The Modern Mariner 1934

It’s National Poetry Day today, and in honour of that I thought I’d post a Norfolk Broads related poem. It actually kills two birds with one stone as it also gives me the opportunity to highlight another recent purchase for … Continue reading

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Herbert Woods wartime memorabilia

It’s always exciting when interesting little snippets of Broads history and memorabilia turn up and I was delighted when one of my Twitter followers sent me a copy of a reference letter from Herbert Woods boatyard which had been given … Continue reading

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Almarine – The Seafire and the Meteor

The rural market town of Diss in South Norfolk, beloved by Sir John Betjemin and birth place of John Skelton, poet-laureate to Henry VIII, isn’t a name you’d necessarily associate with boat building in the region. But back in the … Continue reading

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The “Bach” on the Broads 1913

Regular visitors to the Broadland Memories website will have probably discovered the wonderful 1918 log of a honeymoon on board the yacht Frolic which can be found in the personal memories section. Written by Leslie Champness, and transcribed by his … Continue reading

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