The following photographs were taken during a Broadland holiday in the 1930s aboard
the motor cruiser B93 “Sapphire” . They come from a collection which belonged to
Stan Marshall who was accompanied on this trip by a group of friends.
Another photograph of sailing on the River Bure at Horning from the early 20th century.
Another race photograph from Horning Regatta c1920s. You can see more of Mary Blathwayt’s postcards of Horning in the Paper & Ephemera section of the archive.
The motor cruiser B93 “Sapphire” moored at an unknown location in the 1930s.
Another picture of “Sapphire” and crew from the 1930s.
Cruising down the river in the 1930s. Stan Marshall can be seen on the right wearing
Another shot of the crew of “Sapphire” from the 1930s.
The view from the helm onboard “Sapphire”.
Heading downstream on the River Bure, approaching Swan Corner in the 1930s.
A busy section of the river as the crew encounters a group of sailing cruisers in
The following pictures were submitted by Ken Harrison who now lives in Canada, but was brought up in Lowestoft and learnt to sail on the Broads. You can find some of Ken’s memories of sailing in the 1930s here. Ken went on to become a Naval Architect and Surveyor and was commissioned by Richardson's boatyard to design three wooden cruisers for them between 1947 and 1951. His original plans for these cruisers can be found in the Paper & Ephemera section of the archive under Boatyards & Boats. You can also find more of Ken’s photographs in the 1950s Gallery.
This photograph was taken c1910, and was the houseboat owned by Ken Harrison’s grandfather
who can be seen standing on the stern. His son Will, his wife and daughter Ellen
are also on board.