This is believed to have been taken at the Chumley and Hawke yard in Horning in 1955.
More of Bob Righton’s photographs
Another picture from the same location in 1955.
The Upper Bure between Wroxham and Coltishall, taken in 1955.
B 559 “Sheerline 1” from Chumley and Hawkes of Horning, believed to be moored at
the Pleasure Boat dyke at Hickling in 1955.
The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling pictured in 1955.
The following photographs were submitted by Ken Harrison - you can see more of his photographs in the 1900-1950 Gallery . You can read Ken’s memories of sailing on the Norfolk Broads in the 1930s here and also view his original plans for three wooden cruisers, designed for R.Richardson’s boatyard between 1947 and 1951 in the Paper & Ephemera section of the archive under Boatyards & Boats.
Kens’ father, Mowbray Harrison, pictured c1951.
Mowbray Harrison’s houseboat c1950.
The wherry “Albion” under sail. This is of unknown date, but I suspect it is c1950s
after she had been fully restored by the Norfolk Wherry Trust. The trust found Albion
in 1949, she had been renamed Plane, was stripped of all her gear and was being used
as a lighter on the rivers.
Mowbray Harrison’s boat the “Cat” sailing at Oulton Broad c1951. She was under new
ownership by this time and had been given a new set of tan sails.
This is the first of a set of 6 images of the powerboat racing at Oulton Broad which
were issued as postcards in the 1950s. Two competitors round the west bouy.
Another close up of the action at Oulton Broad in the 1950s - the last turn before
finishing the race.