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    Nothing

    English buns are much to be prefered. Not sure that they need to be thrown though, they deserve to be handled with TLC!
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    Justice Is Done!

    To my knowledge that bridge has been stuck open twice in recent days so I doubt that it is operator error, not twice surely. Daft thing is is that there are two bridges so if one is broken then use the other, so simple, but seemingly Yarmouth people haven't yet latched onto that obvious solution to their problems! Durrr, I always use the Southtown Bridge!!
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    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    Is she steel? Now I had heard that she was built of aluminium.
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Me too! The first few words of Granny chairperson's comment intriegues me though, Sacked Chair, what does the militant pike know that we don't? Has Granny been a naughty old girl? Is she paying the price for the Peer Review? Almost as gripping as 'who shot JR'? Sacked Chair Granny Burgess expressed her excitement at the prospect of spending nearly a million pounds for no reason. “We have no idea how many visitors we might get, or how much money they might spend, or really what the benefit is at all. But we still believe it represents strong value for money” she said.
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/acle-bridge-visitor-centre-plans-1-5565396
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    http://www.broadsnationalpike.com/2018/06/landmark-deb-acle.html
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    Time And Tide

    In many, many years I have never ever been charged at YH Yacht Station for just laying alongside whilst I wait for the tide, very nice people, not allowed to leave the boat though but that's no hardship!
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Shhhhh, don't let on but I moor at the sailing club!
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    England V Tunisia

    That must be a mistake, replace football with The Broads!
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Thanks for your reply, Kingfisher666. All fair comments but please consider that the site was purchased in order to provide moorings and I have no doubt that it was financed out of tolls money. More than once I have passed through Acle without being able to find a mooring so I do feel precious about those three or four moorings that we could potentially lose.
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    It would also be at the expense of quite a few mooring spaces.
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Surroundings as in The Broads, excluding the tacky delights of Wroxham or Gt Yarmouth!
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Modern can be great and can stand the test of time, witness Coventry Cathedral. However, at Acle, the design should surely be sympathetic and in harmony with its surroundings, culture and tradition. That doesn't exclude modern. Indeed I like the style of the long building however it would come at a cost of a dozen or so moorings but if I had to choose then I would ask that architect to do the job and in that general style.
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    A building doesn't have to be over sized in order to stand out, just well designed.
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    England V Tunisia

    One swallow doesn't make a summer!
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Dropping GP's onto the level crossing was never a good idea!
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Depends on how many pickled eggs and pints of ale you consume, Rocket Man!
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    All three submissions have one thing in common, their sheer size. Each could probably house several hundred people at any one time. Where are all these people coming from and how are they getting there? By coach or car, all very well, but where are they going to park, the footprint of those buildings leaves little space for visitor parking. Okay, so they are coming by boat, umm, not that many moorings. I appreciate that the Broads is more than just boats and that a broad catheral of interests needs to be catered for but then does it need to be so 'in our faces' on the river bank? All in all it reeks of proflicate vanity and in planning terms I suggest double standards verging on hypocracy. I don't have a favourite, all three finalists have merit. I do question their scale in relation to their surroundings and I certainly question the need. If it's Packman's swan-song pre retirement then so be it. Lets be honest though, it does smack of a church building, it would be a monument to a non existant national park and very clearly self agrandisment. The Broads is 120 miles of waterway, one of the smallest members of the NP family, does that really warrant this 'statement' intrusion onto the landscape? A previous vanity project, Dragonfly House, was a financial disaster, do we really have to go down that route again?
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    But then having such a boat, with the obvious limitations for the Broads, is the owner's choice, surely. I don't see it as sad that said owners miss the delights of Hickling, so long as they don't complain and demand that the Broads is altered in order to accommodate their choice. What a gin palace offers is, by Broad boat standards, palatial living and comfort and the chance to nip over to Holland in order to top up on gin, a lot to be said for it. I have a kayak, absolutely nowhere on the Broads that I can't go, appalling accomodation and no television, so it sure as heck won't suit every one! We can buy the boat that we like, and accept it's limitations, or buy a Broads boat and enjoy most of the Broads, or better still buy a kayak and enjoy all of the Broads! OUR CHOICE. What I have never understood is the lack of initiative by Broads boatyards when it comes to building replica wherries. The Dutch are very good at building modern, luxurious replicas of their traditional boats but it's something which we Brits don't do, other than on the canals. For a kick off there are no size limits on replica wherries so a 65 footer is perfectly feasable, 65 feet of unashamed luxury perhaps? All on one level and build for the Broads. No radar arch, it's what the mast is for! There are some gorgeous looking GPs out there, equally there are some, especially one or two of the latest ones, that are hidiously ugly, as are one or two of our hire boats, but a replica wherry would have a pedigree that should avoid that, unless of course some fool puts tear drop windows in it!
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    The sad thing about this whole saga is that in this modern age, and not just on the Broads, we simply can not trust the railways to deliver. If someone chooses to moor at Brundall then they will just have to accept the likelyhood of a broken down bridge.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Fred, taking the country route, albeit longer is no bad thing. Pre Beeching we had a lovely country route from Lowestoft to Norwich. largely missing all those unused stations, and broken down bridges, it went via Hopton & Great Yarmouth. It was medication in itself!
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    In receny years the sailing trawler Excelsior has come through Mutford Lock. This picture shows the sort of ship that the lock was built for. Since that time the width of the lock has been reduced by over two feet or so.
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    Father's Day

    I hope that you all remembered the dads that are no longer with us.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Charlie, supa-doopa gin palaces in the numbers that we see to-day might be a relatively new phenomenom but the coasters and colliers that used to trade up to Norwich via Oulton Broad were hardly minimalist!
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