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  • Gathering Gazebo Appeal

    If you were at Salhouse this year, you will remember that we were lucky with the weather, which was a relief for those of us sorting tentage.

    Now we are trying to make sure future meets stay snug and dry even if it rains, and although we have a good tent, we admit it's a bit too small for our numbers.

    So we decided to launch an appeal for 'Gathering Gazebos'. We'd like to raise enough fund two pop-up gazebos, with sides, at about £100 each. Anyone who would like to contribute is asked to kindly donate through our Gathering Gazebos button.

    If we manage to raise more than this amount, funds will go to purchasing a £96 Tug O' War rope, which Griff plans to use to good effect at future gatherings...you have been warned

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  2. finny

    Acle Bridge Inn

    I don't pay any attention to forum critics when it comes to eating on the broads and people often forget that they are Pubs selling food and no more finny
  3. finny

    That First Coffee

    Blimey don't know if I could cope with all that farting around first thing ? Open the lid douwe Egberts good spoon full good splash of milk - job done finny
  4. grendel

    Ant Warning!!!

    I cant believe those glasses survived on a shelf loose from the shed at marthams, through the launch, trip to the wet shed etc without getting broken. Lulu, a lot of hard work has taken place since you last saw her, both Dave (JanetAnne) and Doug (Brundallnavy) have been busy, not just at weekends like myself, but evenings and spare time to get her ready for Beccles. Now Tim, dont work too hard, we need you to get RT to Beccles, so no working yourself to exhaustion. I have a few bits to be fitted once I get to Beccles, the grab handles from the roof and the window catches.
  5. 40something

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    Leaving Bargate Broad today, we were rather surprised to see a widebeam cruiser heading towards us from the creek that leads up to the old Surlingham staithe, I called over over and asked them how far up they had been, "to the end" was the reply! I did tell them that normally its way to shallow for the boat they were on and lucky it was high tide or they would have got stuck. Even so they must have been scraping the mud in places though. I dread to think how difficult it would be to extract a cruiser from up there, but in the end no harm done on this occasion. There used to be a sign saying shallow water, no boats or words to that effect but its not there now, just an arrow saying to the river, maybe I should contact the BA about it?
  6. finny

    What's Makes You Support Your Team And Why?

    Manchester City - why ? Because my dad said I had too finny
  7. Polly

    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    The Rred and Rhond Anchor is about to open. Please come as your favourite Arthur Ransome Character
  8. Thanks very much, appreciate it whatever you find.
  9. Lulu

    Ant Warning!!!

    Wow what a difference to the last time I saw RT
  10. Today
  11. Timbo

    Ant Warning!!!

    Scrubbing today! Galley cleaned from top to bottom! I am exhausted! Too much hard work for Dylan!
  12. grendel

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    the 1974 version is very true to the book, as is the 1980's rendition of coot club and big six in the form of the tv series (swallows and amazons forever) set on the broads, both are available on dvd.
  13. vanessan

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    I am currently just finishing Swallows and Amazons, an audiobook recording. I first read it around 60 years ago but couldn’t remember very much of it and I am enjoying it tremendously. I’m not sure if I shall watch the programme on BBC on Sunday as I think it will probably spoil it for me. I have been trying to imagine today’s kids being able to behave like those Swallows and Amazons but sadly I can’t see it with all the nannying that goes on now not to mention the fact that most kids couldn’t be without their mobiles for more than 5 minutes! A truly different world.
  14. dnks34

    July BA Broads Brieifing

    Has there been any fresh news since the “workshop” as its gone quiet? Does anyone know anymore more?
  15. Regulo

    That First Coffee

    After spending my working life rising at 05:45, and gulping down a scalding mug of Nescafe Instant, I can't stand the stuff in any form. Give me a nice cuppa tea, anytime. In fact, in my early teens, I used to have a pint mug of tea . . . and then a top up!
  16. Jayfire

    Pubs On The River With Garden

    Maybe when she started dancing the coffee table wasn't quite so low
  17. Jayfire

    Acle Bridge Inn

    When we went last week we had a 2 hour wait on food, but we were relaxing with a beer or so and so it wasn't a problem. When the food came it was as good as ever, not fine dining but good honest pub food. Still one of my favourites in all honesty
  18. Jbx5

    That First Coffee

    Good choice Chris ive topped up bean supplies this morning for the delonghi machine which is simple to use and makes great coffee. I got that for my 50th birthday, 55 next week now we’re did that 5 years go😫 John
  19. 'Snow White Blood Red' is another great read if Ransome's own story interests you.
  20. Paul

    Anyone Interested In Audiobooks

    never a truer word said. The Richard Burton recording really brings to life a work which otherwise is quite difficult to engage with.
  21. coolcat

    Acle Bridge Inn

    Went to the Bridge Inn last night with four friends without booking. It was super busy but a space was found for us and we were seated within half an hour of arrival. Food was ordered and although they were really busy it came in good time and was very enjoyable. Another great evening was had by all
  22. BroadAmbition

    What's Makes You Support Your Team And Why?

    Donny Rovers for me 'The Vikings' Been going on and off ever since my Late Grandad took me as a nipper to Belle Vue in the early sixties. (Since moved to the Keepmoat Stadium) They are my local team, about 6 miles away. I also know one of the 1st team players whom I sometimes shoot / socialise with. I'm most definitely not a 'Glory Fan' you can't be supporting Donny Rovers. Supporting Donny is easy as we never get high expectations so when we do win it's an added bonus. We have had a great start to this season beating Southend at their place (Sorry Matt) and a win at home last Saturday too. I am not a season ticket holder as I have to split mysen three ways between Shooting, Tiger Riding and 'B.A' of course. Beside rarely are Donny at home ever sold out but it does happen now and again. Most memorable matches that I have been to? - Gaining promotion back to professional league two at Stokes ground, then winning the St Johnstone paint trophy at Cardiff. But the real biggy was actually seeing Donny play at Wembley in a match that really mattered, - Promotion to the Championship against the 'Mighty' Leeds and Donny won! I have been dining out on that one forever and if I live to a hundred will still do so (If I can remember) Years ago in the Late 70's I got fed up with my mess mates onboard harping on about their teams (Most of which they had never actually seen) so on a weekend leave I went to the club shop at Belle Vue to purchase a tea/coffee mug (This really happened) Me to the lady behind the counter 'Have you got any mugs'? Reply - 'Yes, we have eleven and they generally play on Saturdays' ! Griff
  23. Starbrite

    Stern Gland

    thanks i'll have alook
  24. DaveRolaves

    Stern Gland

    If you cannot source a replacement rubber washer then there are listings on e bay for Black Neoprene rubber washers with diameter from 20mm to 50mm and with various centre hole sizes.You may be able to use one of those.
  25. Starbrite

    Stern Gland

    This a pictureof the greaser
  26. ChrisB

    That First Coffee

    A caffetiere is what I use in a morning and Taylors Rich Italian. If you buy ready ground coffee it will be fresh when you open it because the bags are flushed with inert gas, however once opened it is essential to seal the packet as best you can and most importantly refridgerate it.
  27. BroadAmbition

    Pubs On The River With Garden

    We visited the Beauchamp last month and was impressed with the internal re-decoration etc. Hope it does stay open. Re dancing on the tables - I nearly got into bother a few months back, there was a rather large shall I say, lady dancing on a low coffee table in our local. A passing remark from me 'Nice Legs' the lady smiled and said 'Do you think so'? - 'Most definitely, other tables would have collapsed by now' Griff
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