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Postcards of the Norfolk Broads


Wherries

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A collection of postcards of the Norfolk Broads featuring wherries. Many thanks to John Hopthrow for allowing me to include his postcards within this section along with others that I have gathered.


Rambler at Horning Ferry Inn c1910

The pleasure wherry “Rambler” pictured outside Horning Ferry Inn c1910.

Trading wherry on Barton Broad c1930

An unknown trading wherry on Barton Broad c1920s/1930s.

Trading wherries on Barton Broad c1930

Another pair of unknown traders pictured on Barton Broad c1920s/1930s.

Barton Broad wherry race 1930s

Wherry race on Barton Broad c1930s - one of the wherries is believed to have been Cornucopia.

Barton Broad wherry race 1930s

Wherry race on Barton Broad c1930s. The wherries are believed to be Hilda, Lady Violet and Cornucopia.

Unknown wherry on Barton Broad c1930s

Unknown wherry on Barton Broad c1930s.

Unknown wherry at Ludham Bridge c1905

Unknown wherry at Ludham Bridge c1905.

Ludham Bridge c1930

Two wherries pictured on the River Ant near Ludham Bridge 1920s/1930s.

Unknown trading wherry at How Hill on the River Ant 1920s/1930s

Unknown trading wherry at How Hill on the River Ant 1920s/1930s.

Wherry On The Ant 1920s/1930s.

Wherry On The Ant 1920s/1930s.

The pleasure wherry “Hathor” at Horning Reach c1930s.

Swan Corner, Horning c1930

The wherry “Corinne” pictured on the River Bure at Horning 1920s/1930s.

Unknown wherry c1920s

Unknown wherry c1920s.

Wherry Lord Roberts at Acle

The trading wherry “Lord Roberts” at Acle Bridge, painted by the Norwich born artist Leslie L.H.Moore c1958. Born in 1907, Leslie Moore was a renowned watercolour artist, a member of the Royal Institute of Water Colour Painters and taught at the Norwich School of Art. This postcard was one of a series produced by Jarrolds which featured his paintings of Norfolk and Suffolk. My thanks to Jeremy Moore for providing the background information on his father.

Unknown wherry moored at the Berney Arms c1920s/1930s

Unknown wherry moored at the Berney Arms c1920s/1930s.

Wherry on the River Yare at Whitlingham c1910

Wherry on the River Yare at Whitlingham c1910.

Wherry on The River Yare at Postwick Reach c1910

Wherry on The River Yare at Postwick Reach c1910.

Wherry on the River Yare at the Red House, Cantley c1910

Wherry on the River Yare at the Red House, Cantley c1910.

The River Waveney at Beccles 1920s

The River Waveney at Beccles with another unknown trader c1920s.

The wherry Bramble at Beccles c1950s On the River Waveney near Beccles 1930s

The wherry “Bramble” pictured at Beccles c1950s

On the River Waveney near Beccles from a watercolour by Brian Gerald c1930s.

Barton Staithe 1950s

Barton Staithe pictured in the 1950s. The wherry “Dragon” can be seen on her moorings in the background. Also seen is the motor boat Javelin which was owned by a school teacher from Holt and, on the staithe, an ex lifeboat which was owned by the Rev. Poole, a retired clergyman who lived in the village.

Wherry Dragon at Barton Turf 1950s

The wherry “Dragon” at Barton Staithe, pictured in the autumn of 1951 just prior to her winter covers going on. You can read about the history of Dragon here.

Barton Turf 1950s

Another postcard of Barton Turf from the 1950s with the wherry “Dragon” in the background. The aft cockpit motor cruiser on the right was called “Atheni” and was owned by the Utting family.

The pleasure wherry “Hathor” moored at Wroxham Bridge in the 1950s

The pleasure wherry “Hathor” moored at Wroxham Bridge in the 1950s.

The wwherry “Hathor” at Wroxham Bridge c1960

Another postcard featuring the wherry “Hathor” at Wroxham Bridge c1960.

The entrance to South Walsham Broad c1960

The entrance to South Walsham Broad c1960. On the left is an un-named, carevl built wherry which was being used as a houseboat at that time.

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