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  1. When we moved to this small Surrey town 22 years ago we got at best about 200 to the parade and service. Yesterday I estimate there were in the region of 1200. Our Council is also hosting another, brief, service at 11.00 this morning. It seems to me that Remembrance Day services are becoming much more strongly supported and respected, and not fading away. Each generation has a duty to ensure this continues. Last year our Council planted 851 trees, to mark 100 years since Armistice, one for each member of the Borough who died in WW1. Ian
  2. There are a few, I think, around, on the middle Thames. I saw a couple last week between Staines and Sunbury. Also at least one live aboard that seems to linger around Brundall. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  3. Maybe they included Brundall based on geographic radius from Acle.....[emoji85] Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  4. I watched your boat (Whitey) being relaunched at BGM last Friday lunchtime. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. Currently closed, expected to remain so until approx 20:00, and close again at 10:30 tomorrow. According to Someryelton bridge on vhf12 Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. Mine has 10'3" airdraft and lives at Brundall. I think at 12'+ you would do very well to get under Vauxhall bridges onto the northern rivers at gt Yarmouth may be a long wait for a sufficiently low tide to pass back..... Personally I prefer the southern ones anyway and in the morning will be going out for a long weekend on the Yare and Waveney. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  7. It's rather breezy down here on the Thames and our local Sunbury regatta has cancelled the racing elekent for the first time in its 142 year history due to the wind. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  8. Now there is no unleaded available riverside (at least on the south) there seems no alternative to the "the two 20l cans option". My boat has a healthy thirst necessitating frequent surriptious trips to the petrol station. Always a bit awkward seemingly putting 40l unleaded in a diesel 4x4! [emoji85] Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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    Mooring Advice

    Is Celia Bondon still alive? My father's boat was built at Bondons in the very early 70s Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  10. Yes I wondered that too. It was still there on Saturday morning. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  11. So I observed, and that's what prompted my question to them!
  12. Called at Brooms yesterday; was told they stopped selling unleaded petrol last November. Fortunately I didn't need fuel. I don't know of any petrol availability river side on the Southern rivers now. Seems its now jerry cans or paddle. Ian
  13. I too vividly remember Salhouse. From memory, in some places you could jump from the bow onto the grass, otherwise onto the beach or a few inches of water. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  14. In the very early 70s my father had a boat built by Bondons at South Walsham and wanted to call it "Spitfire". He was told he could not as there was already a "Spitfire" registered, so had to call it "Norfolk Spitfire". Incidentally its still about and still called "Norfolk Spitfire"!
  15. Yes, I'd suggest Gary at Marine Power Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  16. I could be wrong, it was a long time ago but think it was orange.
  17. I can't see anyone mentioning R&C Bondon at South Walsham. Whilst I didnt' hire from them, Ray build my fathers' boat (an Elysian - Norfolk Spitfire - still on the Broads) in about 1971. I hired a Hampton (can't remember its name) solo from Royalls in the early 1980s
  18. I don't see anyone has mentioned Bilofix - basically a larger format wooden version of Meccano with large plastic nuts and bolts. A bit like what Duplo is to Lego.
  19. < Lives very close to Staines!
  20. Very quiet around Brundall at lunchtime and afternoon on Christmas Eve. Did not see another boat underway. River amazingly calm. So tranquil.
  21. Just a point, Coldham Hall is OPPOSITE Brundall, in Surlingham on the south bank. A bit of a detour required if you try to get there by road from Brundall!
  22. Yes I was referring to unleaded petrol. Brooms sounds expensive but the fuel station on the A47 roundabout in Brundall wanted £1.349 /l which seemed pretty steep given their economies of volume. The same day Sainsburys in Thorpe were selling at £1.249 /l
  23. My first post so please be gentle. Unleaded prices on Southern Rivers update: Brooms £1.55 /l on 31st July 2018. Pump out £18 / water £2 Waveney River Centre no longer supply when we visited on 2nd August 2018 Hope that's helpful Ian
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