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Welcome to the moving film section of the archive. Here you will find links to historic footage of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads which is held within the Broadland Memories collection, or submitted to the archive by others. The films have been professionally digitised and are available to view via to the Broadland Memories YouTube channel.

Divided into individual decades between the 1930s and 1990s, each era listed below highlights just one of the films in the playlist - follow the links on the right to get to the individual films uploaded by Broadland Memories and also to the full playlists which gather together old footage of the Norfolk Broads uploaded by other YouTube users.

If you’ve uploaded any old footage of the Norfolk Broads  to YouTube which I’ve missed, then please do let me know and I’ll add them to the playlists. If you need help with uploading films then I can offer advice or even upload them on your behalf via the Broadland Memories channel. If you have any old cine footage of the Norfolk Broads that you would like to donate to the archive then I would love to hear from you. My thanks to Video Impact at Loddon for their very generous help with my most recent film transfers. A great service and super results!

1930s films - full playlist

Boating on the Norfolk Broads in the 1930s

Potter Heigham Regatta & Lowestoft 1930s

Family holiday on the Norfolk Broads 1939




+ 14 more from other YouTube users

1940s films - full playlist

The Norfolk Broads in 1947






+ 5 more from other YouTube users

1950s films - full playlist

The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads c1950

Hearts Cruisers 1955 Norfolk Broads

Hearts Cruisers 1950s - A launching, a sinking and winter on Thorpe Island

Jack Powles Boatyard and the Norfolk Broads in the 1950s

The Norfolk Broads - 1950s 16mm sound travelogue produced by Peak Films


+ 7 more from other YouTube users

1960s films - full playlist

Broadland Panorama 1960 Hoseasons film

On the Norfolk Broads 1962

 Norfolk Broads 1962 Family Holiday

Norfolk Broads holiday 1963

 Broadland Holiday 1965

 Vardy Family Holiday on the Norfolk Broads 1965

Sailing on the Norfolk Broads in 1967

York Rose - The Norfolk Broads 1968


+ 18 more from other YouTube users

1980s films - full playlist

Sailing on the Norfolk Broads in the 1970s & 1980s

Vardy Family Norfolk Broads Holiday 1983

 Powerboat Racing at Oulton Broad 1985

 Vardy Family Norfolk Broads Holiday 1985


+ 1 more from other YouTube users

There are currently no films within the Broadland Memories Archive from this era - however, the 1990s playlist features 6 films uploaded by other YouTube users including the film on the left from NorfolkNog1.

1990s films - full playlist Other Norfolk Broads History

Norwich by River - Through Time



A collection of various films relating to the history of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads which includes 16 films uploaded by other YouTube users.

Vardy Family holiday on the Norfolk Broads 1977

 Vardy Family Norfolk Broads Holiday 1978

Norfolk Broads Holiday on Gulf Stream 1979

Sailing on the Norfolk Broads in the 1970s & 1980s

Almarine "The Prop and Jet Set" 1970s

Almarine Seafire & Javelin 16mm Footage c1974


+ 18 more from other YouTube users

1970s films - full playlist Top

The Norfolk Broads on Film