Looking downstream from Wroxham Bridge as a pleasure wherry is being quanted through.
Note the garden bench on the bow which were a common feature on board wherries fitted
out for holiday cruising at this time. Another wherry can be seen moored on the left,
and a steam launch is up ahead on the river. A little further downstream, just beyond
the bend on the right, is the boatyard of Robert Collins and Sons.
This was labelled as having been taken on the River Bure near Wroxham and features
some of the other members of the party with whom the photographer was holidaying.
Another photograph taken on board - presumably this is the skipper/attendant who’s
services were engaged for the holiday. The location of this image has not yet been
identified, but a mill can be seen in the background.
A counter sterned sailing cruiser pictured at an unknown location c1905.
An unknown wherry passes beneath Ludham Bridge c1905. On the riverbank on the right,
there is what looks like a pile of chalk marl which was often used on the land to
improve the soil for crops such as turnips.
Another photograph taken at Ludham Bridge c1905. The crew had obviously been off
to get fresh supplies of food and water. Stone jars, as can be seen above, were supplied
on board wherries and yachts for carrying and storing fresh water as there were no
fitted water tanks in those days!
I have been unable to positively identify the location of the photograph above, but
suspect that it must be either Hickling or Barton Broad as marker posts are just
visible in the background.
Another photograph taken near to Wroxham Bridge c1905, looking downstream on the
River Bure. A pleasure wherry can be seen on the river and, once again, I believe
that the yard on the left is the Norfolk Broads Yachting Company.