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  1. My ignorance, must have been gone past countless times but never noticed it. Only ever noticed the Artichoke at Magdalen Gates!
  2. I've come to the conclusion after reading most of the posts, I can't answer this one! My father always had favourite moorings back in the 60s, depending on whether we were north or south but most of these were wild or long gone to private craft. Hardley and Brundall dykes being examples............ In my modern life, I suppose the heads of the rivers (apart from the Wensum although the trip up to New Mills is one of my favourite trips), Geldeston, Coltishall and Dilham but heyho too many nice places to choose from. As Grendel says White Slea and Deep Go (whatever) do tick a lot of boxes especially if the Swallowtails are flying........ Liz
  3. On WR we had a strong ring fixed to the cabin sides midships (bolted on the inside of the cabin side) with a rope that had a strong clip on the end so we could use it whichever side we suddenly found ourselves mooring. Because of the steep foredeck, it was normal to jump ashore from midships anyway unless really necessary! Of course WR is several feet shorter and lighter!
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    Sad News

    This is truly terribly sad news. The Broads has lost a great ambassador and historian. His encyclopedic knowledge of the Boats of the Broads, not just modern but gleaned from the old catalogues and contacts was amazing and gave me hours of pleasure whilst looking for old photos of Water Rail and her sister ships. Seeing a photo from the 1960s of a Delight being lowered into Dublin Harbour enroute for the canals was one of those amazing moments. But it wasn't just boats and being one who also has interest in Entomology, he was also an expert on Spiders (yes Spiders) http://www.staffs-ecology.org.uk/html2015/index.php.... I presented him once with one of Water Rail's finest in the hope it was something rare - only for it to bite him. He wasn't impressed! This was at one of the Beccles Wooden Boat shows I shall miss seeing him standing by the river in Horning on the day after Three Rivers watching and taking photos of the boats as they came home including the guard ships, but always - a good morning wave! Chatting to him as he rowed past at Horning looking for another boat to photo!! Liz
  5. Had a whistle stop visit to Horning today. Saw the 'regular' and then on way back BA had arrived. Didn't have time to stop!! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. Back in the 1970s I occasionally had to drive over the bridge in a transit van - that was seriously scary! Liz
  7. Just seen that as well - hopefully it will fall into good and safe hands! Liz
  8. It wasn't 'too bad' in Hertfordshire but I drove to a committee meeting about 40 minutes away in the evening and the puddles and pot holes were dreadful going. Coming back it was even worse with torrential rain, wild wind and an idiot over taking me on a B road, on a bend when most of the road was covered in surface water! I got home safely but they didn't deserve to! I wasn't driving on my own thankfully!
  9. Our neighbourhood watch group has just sent out an email relating to the Amazon scam and I was just about to copy and paste the email, when I see the points mentioned have already been covered................ "However, it did say...................If you receive these type of calls please report the instances to www.actionfraud.police.uk" The emails also mentioned the TV License Scam which I assume has also been covered............but just in case......... "We would like to make residents aware of the continuing TV Licence scam. It would appear that an email is sent to customers stating that the payment for their TV Licence could not be taken and to click on a link. Once clicking on the link the customer would be contacted by phone and the person on the other end of the phone was somone pretending to be from the customer's bank stating that their bank account needed freezing and they would have to transfer their money into a new account. The customer was told to use a specific browser where they would be asked to put in their bank account details and the scammers would then use this information to extract money from their account. Should anyone receive any communication regarding their payments for their TV Licence we would suggest that you contact TV Licencing direct via their official website or contact your bank direct" Hope this helps Liz
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    Bob Morse

    I think it was featured on one of the Michael Portillo Railway programmes, if not that series another of the ones visiting specialist areas? I saw it but hadn't appreciated it was that close to the river.
  11. In years gone by it was one of my father's favourite moorings when we came down south until..............the day WR broke down and mother and I had to walk into Chedgrave to find a phone box and phone Herbert Woods to come out to fix her. Needless to say the engineer went to Langley Dyke first by mistake! There was a wild mooring half way down the dyke but otherwise no other boats!
  12. Sad times for many https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/boat-for-sale-1953-classic-wooden-broads-cruiser/1360664132?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.docs&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android&fbclid=IwAR0NiOVR_41m4bcEOFEB0ZU4GtlZIjQ7miOowbQH5oQD5x3hIO81Vr8-N7A
  13. I never met the 'pesky mod' but his legacy lives on. When those that wish to be ......difficult and cause friction on this forum the pesky mod would have been there and is so seriously missed. He just sorted it - end of story Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  14. Ah bless. What an age. Heartbreaking! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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