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Bureside House, Wroxham

I’ve mentioned in the past that some of the email enquiries that come in to the website are from people researching their family trees, but I’ve also received a few in the past from homeowners who are hoping to discover more about the … Continue reading

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The Last Wherry – Albion documentary 1998

In 1998, the BBC produced a documentary about Norfolk wherries as part of its Matter of Fact series. “The Last Wherry” told the story of how the trading wherry Albion survived and of the people who saved her, featuring interviews … Continue reading

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A Holiday Afloat – White Heather 1932

New additions and finds for the Broadland Memories archive are always exciting, be it photographs, films or snippets of history, but some of the personal memories which can be found on the main website are what makes it so very … Continue reading

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Cruising on the Broads c1900

I’ve been able to add quite a few new additions to the Broadland Memories website over the autumn months which include an interesting set of magazine articles relating to local boatyards, two cine films from the early 1970s, a couple of sets of … Continue reading

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Zenobia and Olive May

An interesting set of vintage magazine articles relating to Broadland boatyards including Harvey Eastwood, Sandersons, Eastick’s, Landamore’s and Royall’s were added to the Broadland Memories website a couple of weeks ago. Amongst them was a brief history of the Rowan Craft yard … Continue reading

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Norwich and The Norfolk Broads in the 1940s

The first new update for a while, but I hope that I finally have some free time once again and can start to work my way through some of the backlog of new material waiting to go on the Broadland … Continue reading

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Jollidays – Herbert Woods in the early 1930s

I’m always on the lookout for old books and other Norfolk Broads related items to add to my own collection and a recent birthday present to myself was a rare copy of a 1934 yachting list produced by Herbert Woods. … Continue reading

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Kia Manzi and the Daisy Broad Villas – the story so far

Back in 2012 I posted an old photograph showing the three identical villas which once stood on Daisy Broad at Hoveton. The postcard was believed to date from the 1930s, although the buildings themselves looked rather more modern than that date suggested. So … Continue reading

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Viscountess Bury – another mystery photograph

I’m going to try and tie up a few loose ends over the next week or so with some updates to previous articles on the Broadland Memories blog. The first concerns the passenger launch Viscountess Bury which featured in two … Continue reading

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The Great Coypu Hoax of 1974

In 1974, the village of Horning was sealed off and motorists entering and exiting the village were stopped, questioned and warned about an unknown disease which was wiping out coypus in the area. It caused confusion and mild panic among local residents … Continue reading

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A Boys Own Adventure – The Norfolk Broads in the 1920s

The latest uploads to the Broadland Memories website are a pair of Norfolk Broads related magazine articles from the early 1920s, published in what was probably one of the longest running, and most iconic boys magazines in Britain. The first edition … Continue reading

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Broadland Memories 2018

Regular visitors to the Broadland Memories website and blog will have no doubt noticed that things have been a little quiet for a while. I must apologise for the lack of new additions and thought I’d better update the blog with … Continue reading

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