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  1. As some of you know I have a public footpath running down the side of my garden. Not generally a problem, indeed far from it, other than the inevitable rogue dog owner. The annoying people who, as soon as they step off the pavement and onto the footpath, let their dear, beloved, can't possibly be a problem dogs off their leads is a recurring problem. I had one particular dog who ran wild in my garden, killing two chickens. I remonstrated with the owner only to be told that my pets were 'only chickens'. Without hesitation I told him that should his dog come into my garden again that I would sho
    9 points
  2. The NBN will not sanction anything that is illegal, or allow any suggestions of breaking or bending the law.
    6 points
  3. As it stands , the proposed meet date is two days prior to the relaxing of the legislation permitting outside gatherings and as such it would be ill advised for the NBN to promote or sanction such a gathering , unless the current rules change I cannot see the NBN meeting taking place officially .
    5 points
  4. you are correct, the fault here is my memory, I have just rechecked and the electricity supply is at HV on a single cable for the pub and the mill (and the farm down from the mill, there are various substations en route supplying pumping stations for the most part, plus the pub and surroundings and the last one on the line does the pump at the mill and the farm just down from that. the transformer for the mill is rated at 100kVA so plenty for the pub and cottages, but would need to be uprated for more houses supposing the supply cable could stand the additional load. as its a spur off the
    5 points
  5. Before people go making plans there is the little matter of conditions being met at every stage.
    4 points
  6. The boat was built by Crown Cruisers in Somerleyton (not Le Boat) and the year 1996 would be about right. Some of the photos in the brokerage description, including the main one, are of a Classique, not a Crusader but this is not mis-leading as the Crusader is simply a smaller version of the Classique. These boats are very well built and the interior should be pretty much as good as the day she was built. The only place to look for rot might be at the bottom of the shower bulkheads where they join the shower tray, which may have rotted part of the floor in the front cabin. If you find
    4 points
  7. Which won't be a problem given it is going to Ireland
    4 points
  8. When the govt rules allow it I will use my boat, the BA do not make these rules and their interpretation has no more clout than my interpretation.
    3 points
  9. In my opinion John & Tracey's demise was simply a means to an end. They didn't deserve to be treated that way.
    3 points
  10. Agreed. Just as you arrive at Beccles.
    3 points
  11. To be honest the odd times I've moored at Pyes Mill I've mostly used the churchyard route. I dont think there's a huge amount in it and it's a lot less muddy especially in winter. It also very conveniently brings you out opposite the Swan!
    3 points
  12. My first pint(s) in the Berney Arms were in July 63. I had just turned 18 and it was only my second "legal" pub - the first being the Suspension Bridge Tavern opposite Yarmouth YS. We had just left the Berney heading for Norwich when one of the guys realised he'd left is jumper in the pub, so quick return and another pint - well it would have been impolite not to.
    3 points
  13. All I want to do is check on the boat. It’s a hard earned , expensive piece of property that I’m worried sick about. Ive honestly got to the stage I don’t care about even staying on it.
    3 points
  14. It must be quite a significant piece of work. They certainly do take info from 3rd parties as I've supplied some and quite a lot of recent detail is lacking – hardly surprising with the rate of change in the industry of late. By the way, anyone else seen this?
    3 points
  15. yes, advertising an event like this on social media is equivalent to shouting it from the rooftops, and also this forum cannot be seen to be promoting something illegal no matter how minor, nothing preventing people from meeting mates but nothing official is planned and nothing even in the pipeline. hope this helps
    2 points
  16. Good price or not, you have to consider that 20k a year rent for a seasonal pub was extortion and provided a way above average return on investment, even more so when compared to The Locks, which at the time was trading all year round, albeit on reduced opening in the Winter for 9k a year rent. Now if John and Tracy had been paying 9K a year, they might just still be there now and the pub still turning an annual rent for the landlord. How many years has it been shut now with no income and just gradually rotting away.
    2 points
  17. That's given me an idea, I wonder how much moorings are on the Shannon, I could keep "Old Nyx" there.
    2 points
  18. Was that a good price back then? I know what was paid for the Waveney River Centre back in 1979 so I can only guess that £180K was a very good price on the surface. Perhaps Mr H thought that he was onto a fast buck. Now there is a plan to create four residences. Is the present power supply up to the mark, seemingly not. Sewerage disposal, is that up to the mark, I doubt it. Vehicular access, nothing guaranteed other than problems. But then any building site in Broadland is surely going to be worth at least £200k, it's got to be worth solving a few problems!
    2 points
  19. Once again, the minority spoil it for everyone. I'm surprised ANY landowners allow the public on their land, unless a right of way exists. I wouldn't.
    2 points
  20. That's very interesting! I've walked to the station several times, you might just about manage a barrow of some description but that's about it. As someone mentioned earlier you could probably get around the delivery of building materials - say by barge but regular vehicular access just isn't going to happen. He must realise this surely. I can't help wondering if there is some more devious plan afoot behind this scheme?
    2 points
  21. I wonder what excuse the BA will now find to keep us away from our boats - last time they "let out" the private boaters well before the hire boats, as long as no overnighting!. Not convinced that they will this time, now they seem to have decided rivers are quieter with no boats at all. I suppose they won't want the nesting birds disturbed! What has changed however is that there are now even less people I could infect as like many others, I have had my jab a month ago! But no doubt they will find yet another excuse - incidentally the Lake District still seem to allow private motor bo
    1 point
  22. I received an email last night from Chris Crowther to say that his latest book in the Jack Fellows series, book number 7, has just been published. It seems to have been quite some time since his last one was finished. Anyway for those who are interested in books and stories that feature Broadland then this is possibly one for you. It is £6.95 + £2 P+P from www.chriscrowther.co.uk The £2 P+P is a flat rate per order no matter how many books you buy. There is a section in the form during the checkout process where you can request Chris to write a dedication in the book. I don't believ
    1 point
  23. april 12th self catering single household, that sounds like a boat to me, its a start. I agree. Unless owt changes on that ruling between now and then I'll be looking to be allowed to be onboard overnight commencing at 0001 on the 12th April Griff
    1 point
  24. The vaccine appears to reduce transmission by around 2/3 according to early data. At the moment it is still wise to assume anyone can pass the virus, vaccinated or not.
    1 point
  25. I will get lost if they move that blue car.
    1 point
  26. Walking from Pye's Mill, that footpath is easily missed. It's between the 30 mph sign and the blue car.
    1 point
  27. If, it all goes to plan, it looks good for the 3RR as the rule of six departs a couple of weeks before the race..
    1 point
  28. Self contained accomadation with single house holds should be allowed from 12 April.
    1 point
  29. Self contained holiday lets should open 12th April. I assume that'll include boats?
    1 point
  30. Great, thank you for the confirmation. I was struggling with the white building in the distance, but I think it must be this one opposite the yacht station which had been bare brick, but presumably must have been painted white at the tail end of the 1960s.
    1 point
  31. It's just a fiction to give "life" to the sculpture. I must admit, despite walking the route many times I've never found any "items of shopping as waymarkers". Anyone else?
    1 point
  32. Boathouse Hill Beccles perhaps??
    1 point
  33. Yeah, looks like a Bermuda hull - Which then basically went on to be almost everything Alphacraft did.
    1 point
  34. Yeah . . . . . . . . But taking the route across the field brings you out at the side of the Kings Head!! Don’t even have to cross the road, which is possibly safer when you come out. 😁😉
    1 point
  35. If the news is right then day trips will be allowed from 29th March and the stay at home, stay local order will be removed so you should be able to see it then.
    1 point
  36. Say no more, nudge nudge etc etc.
    1 point
  37. The Berney Arms Inn is covered by land registry title NK261304, I obtained a copy some time ago. Just rereading it I have spotted an interesting point. "Together with full right and liberty for the Purchaser and his successors in title and all persons authorised by him or them to pass and repass over and along the driftway leading from Berney Arms Railway Station to the said property hereby conveyed either with or without horses carts carriages motor cars and other vehicles from time to time and at all times hereafter and for all purposes" There is no mention of any right to use the
    1 point
  38. Mr H as Orangetree Properties paid £180,000 for The Berney in 2001. PI Joe and Mandy took over the Berney after John and Tracy gave it up, unfortunately they never really understood the business. We were sat outside with a pint one afternoon just after they took over. It was about 14:50 and Mandy came out to say that they had to go to Yarmouth for supplies and were about to close the pub for a couple of hours and did we want another pint before they closed. Nice of her to ask and we did have another pint, but we both agreed they wouldn't last. It was just approaching low water and over th
    1 point
  39. Anglotime was dissolved in 2011, no guesses for who the director was? A certain Mr Hollocks. It was about the time that Anglotime was dissolved that Sonia managed to free herself of this punitive landlord and go direct.
    1 point
  40. Indeed!! It just goes to show what can be achieved when a pub is in the right hands, who understands the market and not being stifled by a greedy landlord!!
    1 point
  41. The present owners have a lot to answer for. They were also the landlords of Dereck and Sue another good publican couple who leased the Kings Head in Loddon about 15 or so years back. He saw them off as well! I remember going in The Kings Head with a friend about 8pm for a pint and some food. Dereck told us the kitchen was backed up with orders and they probably couldn't do us food. No problem we'll have a pint and go over to The Dilraj. A couple of pints later and we head to The Dilraj only to find it rammed and fully booked. So we head back to the pub about 9:30 for a few more pints. D
    1 point
  42. I shall be on my boat as soon as Boris allows me to pubs or not. Not cleaning a 42 footer takes much longer than not cleaning a 27 footer, so I'm going to be very busy for the first couple of days. How busy the waterways will be doesn't really matter, in fact I can see some positives if it's very busy. More wild mooring, more mid broad mudweighting and finding places I've never moored at before spring quickly to mind.
    1 point
  43. Same here, cleaning servicing and making everything shipshape again will be the order of the day, will probably have to do all that in a day and travel home afterwards as was the case before no overnight stays, but it least to be able to physically get on board would be enough for me for the time being, as for pubs not that worried would just like to be on the water even if it's only in the marina.
    1 point
  44. Delving into the website a little further, I found this: They’ve earned their money in hire fleets over the years and still fetching around 30k for the standard versions when they come to the market now.
    1 point
  45. I'm sure if you come to Horning 5th June 2021 for the 3 Rivers Race start at 11:00-12:30 or Regatta week 2- 6th August 09:30- 16:00 we can give you similar Entertainment. (virus permitting)
    1 point
  46. I love it how they commented that the River Ant was boring! Also see they mention Vaughan's father! A fascinating piece of history
    1 point
  47. Thank you I really enjoyed reading this I’d have loved to have been alive in the days when the broads were buzzing with woodies
    1 point
  48. What a lovely story thanks for putting on here, and 3 months before I was even born! How times are changed Can you imagine telling someone back then that one day your 'scrap book' would be a blog on an internet site that you could access via a keyboard/monitor or even your mobile phone!
    1 point
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