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  1. Going back to the Norwich bridges ..... the official navigable end of the Wensum to private boats is at New Mills. Between Trowse rail bridge and New Mills are a further 11 bridges. We've done the trip a couple of times, as I believe has Griff in Broad Ambition? The list in order is: Carrow Bridge, Novi Sad, Lady Julian, Foundry Bridge, Bishops Bridge, Peter's Bridge, Whitefriars Bridge, Fye Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Duke Street Bridge and St Miles Coslany Bridge. I did a short article with the history, old and new photos, plus a Google map of the Wensum Bridges for Broadland
  2. This looks like the Callender-Hamilton road bridge which was put up to replace the old suspension bridge in 1952 after it had been declared unsafe. The Callender-Hamilton bridges were bolted together, like a giant Meccano kit, and this bridge was actually meant to be a temporary solution, but remained in place until the early 70s when the new road bridge was built. The old M&GN rail bridge was demolished around 1977/78 I believe. Some fantastic photos by the way! Carol
  3. It is very much appreciated - thank you so much for your ongoing support xx As has been said, I don't believe there is a question of financial support being needed for Craig's database at this stage. Offers to assist with preserving, continuing to maintain and to take the database onwards have been put forward from more that one source and I'm sure that Kerris will do what she feels is best when she is ready. I am certain that Craig will have done regular backups of the database, and that those backups will no doubt be able to restore any data that has been lost in the intervening months/
  4. The Wind Energy Museum at Repps with Bastwick is a little gem and well worth a visit when they reopen. It was put together by Bob Morse, who also bought and restored Thurne Dyke Mill back in the late 1940s. https://windenergymuseum.co.uk/ Carol
  5. 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.
  6. This is really bugging me, and I suspect I will kick myself, but .... I'm in the middle of captioning a collection of colour slides taken in the late 1960s and the location of this one is eluding me at the moment. Is that a pub in the distance? I have a few thoughts, but I thought I'd hand it over for further opinions. Carol
  7. Many thanks for the additional info about Bradbeers.
  8. I've uploaded a fabulous old scrapbook to the Broadland Memories website this week which I thought may be if interest to some. It was compiled in 1957 by a family who took a two week holiday on the Broads in June of that year aboard the motor cruiser "Somari" which was hired from H.E. Woolmer of Oulton Broad. I picked It up a few years ago, but hadn't been able to do anything with It as It is too large for an A4 scanner. I finally managed to rig up a frame to photograph it instead, which isn't ideal, but It really deserves to have a wider audience so will do for now. It has around 40 pages wit
  9. According to the Boat Database, "Firebronze" joined the Waklin Cruisers fleet in 1981 and left in 1988 - I've had a scan through the 70s Blakes brochures and can confirm it isn't in any of those, which corroborates the info on the database entry below. http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Boat_Details&BoatId=3123 Unfortunately, I don't have any of the 1980s Blakes brochures but perhaps someone else can help? Carol
  10. Hi Caroline was new to the fleet in 1972 - I've attached the entry from the Hoseasons brochure of that year for you but, as it was new, there was just an illustration. I've also included the entry for 1973 which includes a photo. Carol
  11. I did a 'Then & Now' of this postcard for Broadland Memories a few years ago ..
  12. The brochure didn't provide a location guide I'm afraid. I had a quick search on Street View (the brochure claims it was 400yds from the beach) but can't see any likely candidates at the moment.
  13. Here is the entry for Dongarra from the 1968 Hoseasons brochure.
  14. This is a really enjoyable watch - an excellent documentary about the River Yare in Winter from 1975, uploaded to YouTube by the Norfolk Windmills Trust recently. https://youtu.be/pd0xCF6_rKY
  15. The first photo is certainly one of the earlier editions but I suspect may be slightly later than 1951 if it is a 12th impression. Don't quote me on that one though! It is quite possible that they may have taken a trip on the Broads during their honeymoon. The second version you have is definitely later- the copy I have with that cover probably dates to the mid/late 1970s as it mentions that Hannaford passed away in 1972. If they were regular visitors to the region in the 80s, perhaps they were a charity shop find? A couple of my copies have found their way into my collection via a local
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