Three year old Gordon proudly shows off a large Bream!
Gordon joins in with the fishing.
A well known Horning landmark - the white mill pictured here in 1958.
This is thought to have been taken on the River Thurne at Potter Heigham c1959.
John Bell onboard Herbert Woods “Winsome” in 1950.
Another picture of John Bell on “Winsome” in 1950. Note the size of the portable
radio which would have been hired from the boatyard at extra cost.
Margaret Bell also pictured with “Winsome” in 1950.
Teatime onboard “Winsome” in 1950.
The Bridge Inn at Acle with it’s formal garden pictured in 1951.
Margaret Bell pictured on B293 “Moss Rose” in 1951. Apparently the boat was a new
design for a Broads sailing cruiser and was very roomy inside. Whilst the extra room
made for a comfortable holiday, she apparently did not sail as well as the more traditional
The next five pictures were sent in by Gordon Parker and date from the late 1950s. You can read Gordon’s memories of Broadland holidays in the 1950s and 1960s here.
Big sister Chris fishing at Horning c1958. Banham’s boat sheds can be seen in the
background, this became the home of Norfolk Holiday Boats and Percivals, before
finally being demolished to make way for a new housing development.
The following collection of photographs belong to Adrian Bell and were taken by his
parents, John and Margaret, during many sailing holidays taken on the Norfolk Broads
in the 1950s.