Messing about in the small sailing dinghy which would have been included in the hire
Three of the crew sat behind a table laden with food for their lunch, most of which
would have been purchased locally. Amongst the treats on offer there appears to be
bread, spring onions, strawberiries, either apples or tomatoes and a selection of
bottled beers! The gentleman on the far right was John Benson who was Joseph’s uncle.
The party hired one of the “Norman” class of sailing cruisers once again for their
holiday in 1907.
Another photograph of what I think may be High’s Mill at Potter Heigham.
A charming photograph of some local characters which was taken by Joseph in 1907
- although the chap second on the right does bear an uncanny resemblance to former
Monty Python star, Eric Idle!
Quanting through Ludham Bridge.
The final photograph from 1907 shows the holiday party, suitcases packed, posing
for the camera in Wroxham at the end of their holiday. The boat sheds of Ernest Collins
can be seen in the background.
More of Joseph Benson’s photographs
Joseph and his companions returned to the Broads in 1907 - the first photograph shows
the old Acle Bridge where a very large houseboat dominates the scene.