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Looking through an album for a different thread I found two photo's from our 1986 holiday. Can members work out where the two locations were.

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Definitely Langley Dyke but I'm stumped by the second one. I don't think it is Fleet Dyke but I could be wrong.

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Don't think its Fleet Dyke - too many background trees for that methinks.

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I think Vanessan could be right. If it is Fleet Dyke I would think it is the moorings on the bend. 

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Alternatively is it Coltishall?

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No idea but the clues are. The area has been mown, so not a wild mooring. She has a spring line so possibly very tidal and the aft lines seem to be attached to rings rather than the wooden posts to the fore. Across the dyke, river or basin, where the Alpha style boat is moored, there is fencing  and possibly a vehicle can be made out above the sliding canopy of the Aston. Two electricity posts can be seen. 

Fred

 

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Could it be on the stretch down to South Walsham Broad

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How about Woods Dyke in Horning, before it was developed?

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i am with norfolk nog on this,   i think the shot was taken from peter linfords yard when he was still hiring

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Well done Maurice I thought you would know it is Peters yard at Wayford Bridge. I have attached the view from the other direction

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I am now pretty sure it’s not Fleet Dyke but have no idea where yet! 🤔

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Ooops, posted at the very minute of clarification! :facepalm:

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It was Grancanny who got it, I said I thought it wasn't there!!

I can see now where on the yard it was taken... but I'm still surprised! Odd really, I was moored at that yard for quite some years!

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As I have said before a great couple to hire from. We hired from them from 1980 to 86.  It was an excellent area of the Broads to start our first holiday and get used to the boat,  so peaceful, not many other boats till we reached Barton Broad where in those times we were joined by Richardsons boats and many more from yards I cannot remember.

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Was that the boatyard known as Neatishead boatyard that had Ocean 30s? I'm trying to visualise where exactly it was - looking at the original photo was the bridge behind you and to the left?

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No it is taken from where Banks Boats is today  I think? Good one that - threw me a bit as you have not been able to moor in there for years now - not even on the front.

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2 hours ago, Broads01 said:

Was that the boatyard known as Neatishead boatyard that had Ocean 30s? I'm trying to visualise where exactly it was - looking at the original photo was the bridge behind you and to the left?

 

47 minutes ago, marshman said:

No it is taken from where Banks Boats is today  I think? Good one that - threw me a bit as you have not been able to moor in there for years now - not even on the front.

I'm pretty sure that the first pic was taken from the Neatishead boatyard dyke looking out onto the main river meaning the Alpha bathtub is on the 24 hour moorings, Bank Boats is the next dyke to the left(just visible through the foiliage I think) and the bridge itself is also to the left but in front of the camera not behind. I think the 24 hour mooring now has a larger more solid fence seperating it from the house adjacent so looks different, which is what threw me. Those power poles seen in the background are probably in the vicinity of the main road/pub.

My pic is looking from the other side of the river, I estimate the Aston in Pastboating's pic is roughly were the Broom skipper is in mine.

Annoyingly I have loads of pics of that view but my boat was obscuring the crucial area in about 99% of them.

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when peter gave up the hire boats i took a private mooring from him in that very spot where the shot was taken,

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Definately Neatishead boatyard as it was in the 80's. In the second Aston photo you can see Peter's crane in the background. He did have 6 Ocean 30's, we always hired Aquajet. I have attached the only other photo I have of the area (sorry for the quality). It was the last day of our 1982 holiday. You can see Aquajet nearest with others in the background. Pleased to have challenged some of you. Keep safe.

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I can see quite clearly now that it is Wayford! We used to moor up there when up that way, there were some good bank moorings on that side of the river once upon a time. 

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