AdnamsGirl Posted November 24, 2008 Share Posted November 24, 2008 Hi I thought I'd start a thread where links to websites which feature information about Broadland's history, or have collections of old photo's of the area, could be gathered together. I wasn't sure whether this should be here or in the Historic Broads section? Anyway, I will start with a few and add some more later ... I have quite a few which I have gathered in my favourites whilst researching things! Please feel free to add any others that you know about. "George Plunketts photographs of old Norwich" has some fabulous images of the city, including the river, taken by george between the years of 1931 and 2006. http://www.georgeplunkett.co.uk/ "The Berney Arms web" has history and old photos of the Berney Arms Mill and area and also a detailed section on the old rail lines which ran in and out of Great Yarmouth: http://www.berneyarms.co.uk/ "Picture Norfolk" enables you to search online through the County Councils photographic archive. Just type in the names of Broadland towns and villages and away you go! There are some stunning images within this collection, some of which date back to the 19th century. http://norlink.norfolk.gov.uk/02_Catalogue/02_001_Search.aspx?searchType=97 In a smilar vein is the "Francis Frith Collection" which has many images of Norfolk and Suffolk dating back to the turn of the last century. The Frith collection contains old photographs from all over Britain, so you could serach for your hometown too. You can also purchase copies of any of the photos they have online or even get calendars made up. This link takes you straight to the Norfolk section: http://www.francisfrith.com/archive/england/norfolk/ "Norfolk Mills" has lots of photos, history and information about the mills and windpumps in Norfolk: http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/index.html "Our Great Yarmouth" has been put together as part of the GY Museums Our Town project, and is a collection of photographs, history and memories of the town. Again, there is lots about the riverside, fishing industry etc.... http://www.ourgreatyarmouth.org.uk/index.aspx "Great Yarmouth On Film" is a growing database of past and present photographs of the town: http://www.yarmouth.things.cc/home.aspx the "Beautiful Britain" website has a nice section on the Broads with pictures and info about cruisers from the 50s and 60s and a section on Broad Ambition: http://www.beautifulbritain.co.uk/htm/norfolk_broads/norfolk_broads.htm And of course there is Dan's "F.B. Wilds" website which is devoted to Frank Wilds revolutionary Carribean cruiser and the subsequent sister classes: http://fbwilds.horning.org.uk/ I'll leave it at that for now and and some more later. Carol 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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