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    Jack Fellows And The Missing Boatyard!

    3 (adults) in our family have read the latest book, 'Time Cruiser' aimed at children, but we all found it a good read. all the books seem to be available at a lot of Broads side shops and information offices.
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    What is wrong with a wooden shed of a reasonable size with a nice thatched roof? Does it have to be futuristic looking and why so high? I suppose they have money to spend.
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    Broads History and Old Photos websites

    Came across a 1961 Blakes catalogue, I had kept from back then because of this picture taken at the Pleasure Boat at Hickling, my family were on Calm Waters from Fowlers of Oulton Broad, and friends on the 'Windboat' in the forground, so assume taken in 1960. It now seems amazing that most boats could get through the bridge back then but not now, Obviously the boats are bigger, and many of them are not 'Bridge shaped' and not even ;Boat shaped' as a Potter Heigham bridge pilot once told me! Recently we hired an Electric day boat from Phoenix to explore the upper Thurne, which was much more peaceful than the usual noisy Diesel offerings.
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    Emily B

    Reminds me of a Boat my Grandfather owned in the 1960s 'Wyvern 2' built in 1928 by Husk and Sons of Wyvenhoe. she had a Thornycroft 'Handy Billy' engine, Later a new owner fitted a BMC diesel and started to build a wheelhouse, never saw it again. Lovely old boat, but lots of maintainance! when the photo was taken she was just back in the water after lots of attention, and the sails went up for show! Me at the helm.
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    River Trip Along The River Ant 1940s

    Where we are, Talking Pictures is on channel 81.
  6. Interesting 1940s, I assume amateur film first shown on Sunday, but repeated on Thursday 24th May at 1.30 p.m. for 10 minutes, I think every river on the Broads was featured, not just the Ant. The boat used is quite distinctive, with its varnished hull, and registration number on a white oval plate, but could not read the name.
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    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    This has been a most interesting few days watching and hearing all the comments on the action, and could not believe that bridge not opening right at the last moment. Big congratulations to all of Indy's crew. What do they say about volunteering! This was a massive effort with all the wrong weather situations. Just a proving trial? well it certainly proved something. I expect we can now look forward to an epic 'Captains Blog' production.
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