The first of a series of photographs donated by the Marchant family of their holidays
in the 1950s. Filling up with fresh water using an old hand pump in 1954.
Two generations of the Marchant family enjoying a cruise in 1954.
The windmill at Thurne dyke pictured in 1954.
The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling in 1957.
This picture was taken on the river Bure approaching the village of Horning in 1957.
This picture is believed to have been taken in Horning in 1957.
A row of beautiful timber cruisers moored in the dyke at Hickling Pleasure Boat Inn
in 1957. Amongst those pictured are A829 “Vestina 1” built by E.C.Landamores and,
moored behind it, A379 “Rossmore” from R.Moore & sons of Wroxham.
“Vestina 1”, seen moored on the right, at Ranworth in 1957.
The Ferry Inn at Horning pictured in 1959. The thatched roof was destroyed by a fire
in 1965 and was replaced by the tiled roof we know today. A “Vesta” from Landamores
of Wroxham can be seen moored in front.
Sailing cruisers on Malthouse Broad in 1959. The motor cruiser seen disappearing
off screen to the right is A292 “Bairnmore” which is still in existence on the Broads
The following photographs were kindly submitted by Ron Harrison who fell in love with The Norfolk Broads on his first boating holiday in 1955. You can read Ron’s accompanying holiday tale here.
The eager holidaymakers arrive at Oulton Broad South railway station in 1955.
The crew pictured sitting on their boat for the week, “Wayfarer” from Richardsons