A282 “Fairwind 1” moored at Geldeston in 1956. The boat cost £35 to hire for a week
in September of that year.
Highland cattle at Salhouse Broad in 1956.
Y404 “Four Of Hearts” from Hearts Cruisers at Thorpe which cost £37 5s for a weeks
hire in September of 1957.
The inside of the Locks Inn at Geldeston in September 1957. The Locks had no electricity
and was often cut off by floods at certain times of the year. The pub was lit at
night by candles which were placed on every surface, a tradition which still continues
today although a generator was installed in more recent years to provide power.
Another picture taken inside the Locks Inn - note the many candles on the wall and
Susan Ellis, landlady of the Locks Inn, jots down the drink orders on her notepad.
There was no bar at the pub, Susan would take her notepad out to a back room to collect
the drinks for her customers.
River Green at Thorpe St Andrew pictured in 1957.
“Challenger 39” from A.D.Truman’s yard at Oulton Broad pictured in 1958. The cost
of a weeks hire in May was £44 10s.
The last of Ron Harrisons photos from his 1950s holidays -A290 “Fairwind 6” moored
at an unknown location in 1959.