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Helian

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  1. A Norfolk one? Mine overlooked Thorpe island.... Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  2. Sounds a bit like my first mobile, a Mobura(?) Talkman back in 1986! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  3. Well Vodafone are not great at BGM or in much of Brundall area (in-laws live at Lingwood and it's not brilliant there either), if that's of any use. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  4. It was, daytime only, no overnight, and shower block closed, when I was there 3 weeks ago. Will find out later! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. We are at BGM too. It's lovely and peaceful. Brooms for diesel. If you need unleaded then you also need a Jerry can. Nearest is A47 brundall roundabout (expensive) or Sainsbury's Thorpe (somewhat cheaper). Heading up to check boat in the morning (but not overnight). [emoji3525] Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. "300 year old cathedral" stated in the Hoseasons film! More like 900 years old. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  7. My council on Friday took the decision to postpone all non statutory meetings for the rest of March and review weekly thereafter, but in reality expect to be postponing for a number of months henceforth. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Maybe they included Brundall based on geographic radius from Acle.....[emoji85] Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  11. I watched your boat (Whitey) being relaunched at BGM last Friday lunchtime. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  17. Yes I wondered that too. It was still there on Saturday morning. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  18. So I observed, and that's what prompted my question to them!
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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"!
  22. Yes, I'd suggest Gary at Marine Power Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  23. I could be wrong, it was a long time ago but think it was orange.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
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