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Pre 1900 Photo Gallery
“Wroxham looking north” -
Moving on a few years from the previous collection, the following set of photographs came as a complete album, dated to August and September of 1895. The album covers the cruise of “The Mayflower” from Wroxham to Oulton Broad and were taken by a D.W. Brading during a family holiday. Once again, I have no background information regarding the family seen, or the photographer, but it is another wonderful collection showing the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads in the late Victorian era.
The title page from the photograph album of “The Cruise of the Mayflower.” I have included any written captions for the photographs as they appeared in the album.
A formal shot of some of the Brading Family which was included within the album. Taken at an unknown location, some of the faces here were those who were amongst the boating party, including the two children seen at the front, on the left and centre.
“Wroxham returning from an early morning row” -
“Horning Ferry” -
“Horning Ferry The ‘Mayflower’ homeward bound” -
A heavily laden cart, its horses unhitched, crossing the River Bure via Horning Ferry.
“Barton Staithe returning with provisions from Stalham” -
“Barton Staithe a lazy morning” -
“A Norfolk Wherry & Mayflower -
“Fishing at Barton Staithe” -
“Barton Staithe Off home ‘no bites’” -
The ladies pose with the crew on the trading wherry at Barton Broad. You can just about see the remains of the white “eye” on the bow of the wherry wreck behind it.
“Shooting The Moon S with apologies to Mr M” -
They were clearly rather proud of the gun as this is the second of four similar photographs taken at the same location.
“Potter Heigham From the Moorings of the Mayflower” -
“Potter Heigham The ‘Ruby’ with Mrs Rudderforth & Friends” -
“The counter of Mayflower in a fresh breeze on the Bure. S. Is it a chocolate drop or a tale often told ” -
“Mill near ‘Breydon Water’ The Yare” -
“Homestead on the Yare near Breydon Water 5.A.M.” An early start to catch the tide. This is Ashtree Farm near the Berney Arms Mill. Parts of the building date back to the middle of the 18th century when it was built as a manor house for local land owners, the Berney family.
“Reedhan Village from the New Cut” -
“Haddiscoe Bridge over the New Cut” -
“House near Herron Fleet” -
The rail swing bridge which crossed the River Waveney at Herringfleet -
“Oulton Broad The Lock in the distance” -
“Oulton Broad First lesson Mrs B as coach” -
“Lowestoft Pier ‘Regatta Day’ August 29th” -