More photographs from the holiday onboard Iverna in 1931
The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling.
The Upper Thurne and Horsey Mill.
This thatched cottage can still be found on the B1159, just south of Horsey village.
We move on to a selection of photographs taken in 1934. The family group hired B119
“Maid Of The Foam” from Jack Powles & Co. Ltd. Of Wroxham whose yard can be seen
above. The family pose onboard at the start of their holiday - the building seen
behind is the Central Heated Airing Stores.
Fishing at the Anchor Hotel moorings in Coltishall. Blakes 1933 brochure described
Coltishall as “a quaint old village amidst chaming scenery”. The landlord of The
Anchor Hotel at this time was George Raymond Neal and it was a popular mooring spot
for many years. A late 1930s advert for the hotel offered luncheons, dinners, teas
and the provision of hot baths, and its amenities included an 18 hole putting green
and a bowling green. It told us that our “Broadland Holiday is not complete without
seeing the wonderful scenery above Wroxham to Coltishall”. The Anchor Hotel closed
c1985 and is now a private residence.
The churches of St. Mary and St. Lawrence at South Walsham. These two churches were
built in the same churchyard in the early 14th century and were on the border between
two medieval manors who each decided to build their own church. St. Lawrence, in
the foreground, was gutted by fire in 1827 and was largely abandoned and left to
go to ruin, only the chancel was repaired and was later used as a schoolhouse. The
tower was still standing up until 1971 when it suffered two disasters in short succession
- firstly it was struck by lightening and then the sonic boom from a low flying aircraft
caused it to collapse. The remains of the base of the tower can still be seen in
the churchyard and the chancel building has now been fully restored and is used as
a church hall.
The riverside at Horning in 1934.
B119 “Maid Of The Foam” moored in what is now the day boat dyke at Ranworth. The
Silver Foam class were described as being “The most highly developed 3 cabin cruiser
to date” by Blakes boating brochures in the early 1930s. They were 34ft in length
with a 9ft 4in beam, slept 6 people and were fitted with a 16 hp Thornycroft engine.
Hire terms were between £12 and £17 per week.
Another photograph of Maid Of The Foam, at an unknown location.
The Pleasure Boat Inn moorings at Hickling.
Cruising on the River Thurne - Thurne Dyke Mill can be seen in the background.