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:wave hi everyone i bought this old postcard of the wherry hotel at oulton broads, it looks so eerie & haunted abit like the addams family house :lol: but was just wandering if anyone had any ideas on what year it might be ? lori :Stinky [attachment=0]norfplk 016.JPG[/attachment]
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Those of you interested in old broadland photos and postcards may be interested in a book called The Broads through time by David Holmes. This shows a then and now picture on each page, many of the old ones are postcards.

There is a picture in there which is taken from virtually the same place as the one Lori has posted. It shows a Wherry moored in fromt of the hotel with a horse and cart beside it. Moving away with the wherryman quanting and the sail at half mast is the Wherry Meteor. No indication of date though. Just to make life even more interesting Loris picture shows the left hand side of the building unobscured. The one in the book shows a tree obscuring the building to the left of the W

Also the tree on the right hand side on Loris picture is right up to roof level, in mine its up to the window level but not obscuring the windows yet.

Still does not give the date but suggests Loris is about 10 years younger than the one in the book, and the fact that it shows a very heavily laden Meteor leaving the quay might be a clue to a wherry buff.

Anyway recommend the book

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