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Postcards of the Norfolk Broads

West Somerton

Back to Postcards West Somerton Steam Mill c1908

Postmarked in 1908, this card shows the steam mill at West Somerton. I’ve not been able to establish exactly where this was located yet, but presumably it must have been somewhere in the vicinity of the staithe and the tower drainage mill.

West So9merton Staithe c1930s

This postcard probably dates from the 1930s and shows the view looking up towards the village staithe. The left hand bank is now the public 24 hour moorings.

West Somerton Staithe 1930s

This postcard from the same series shows the view looking along the dyke which branches to the right towards Staithe House Farm.

Cottages at West Somerton Staithe 1930s

The third card from the c1930s series shows the pretty collection of cottages which still stand at the very top of the dyke near to the Horsey Road.

Cottages at West Somerton Staithe 1930s

The same cottages as viewed from across the river. As mentioned, these cottages still stand on the green at West Somerton, although the building on the left has been extended to almost double the size in the intervening years.