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JennyMorgan

Oulton Broad

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An interesting one for us sailophiles. Found on e-bay, self explanatory shot.

 

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Might have posted this on another thread but here seems to be a good place, keep things together. Similar vintage, shows what many folk know as the Pegasus Yard or Robinson's Yard site.

 

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Those of you know Oulton Broad will recognise the silhouette of the Old Maltings on what was for many years Truman's Boatyard. The sailing boats, Broads One Designs, have no sail numbers so I suspect the picture is pre-WWI. 

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Youngsters without mobile phones! Another Edwardian view of Oulton Broad:

 

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This time from the site of the modern day Yacht Station where it adjoins the park. This view shows the Broad in the early 1900's, maybe late 1890's. The field in the background is the site of the Maltings apartment block.

 

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1920? I feel quite certain, but I might be wrong, that the sailing boat in the foreground of this shot of Oulton Broad is Maide, still immaculate and sailing the Broads.

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she was probably called 'Madge' then.. 

She was using her original mast this year as seen in this picture... 

 

 

The launch in the fore ground is smart.

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I remember Madie in the 1950s and 60's being painted green, the old picture above shows her hull as being dark, I wonder if she was green back then?

 

 

Madie in 2014. 

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Oulton Broad, early 1900s. The shop door on the right now leads into a restaurant. At one time, 1940's/50's it was Crisp's Gents Hairdressers. As a toddler I famously complained about his cold clippers which resulted in him always putting them in the sterilizer to warm them up for me, kind man, a joke that lasted for several years!

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I know very little about this one except that the building on the right is where the Harbour Master's office is and that the post mark is 1905.

The chute from the loft of the building could relate to loading the wherries, coal or ice maybe. Mind you there was an ice house further around the Broad.

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The Street in Oulton Broad, this time looking towards the Broad. The sun blind on the left is where the present Spar shop is.

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8 hours ago, JennyMorgan said:

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I know very little about this one except that the building on the right is where the Harbour Master's office is and that the post mark is 1905.

The chute from the loft of the building could relate to loading the wherries, coal or ice maybe. Mind you there was an ice house further around the Broad.

That's a coincidence! I came across a non colourised version of this photograph on the Oulton Broad & Village History Facebook page last night. https://www.facebook.com/groups/464701787022393/

According to the info on there, this was the premises of Everitt & Son who were coal and seed importers, and coal & coke merchants. This image is pre1900 when there was a major fire where the granaries, oilcake store, mill house, elevator and engine house were destroyed.

Fabulous old postcards as always Peter.

 

Carol

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You may also like this - a wander round Lowestoft Harbour, Oulton Broad and Lake Lothing in 1964 ... it's been strangely stretched, but an interesting watch none the less.

 

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14 hours ago, AdnamsGirl said:

That's a coincidence! I came across a non colourised version of this photograph on the Oulton Broad & Village History Facebook page last night. https://www.facebook.com/groups/464701787022393/

According to the info on there, this was the premises of Everitt & Son who were coal and seed importers, and coal & coke merchants. This image is pre1900 when there was a major fire where the granaries, oilcake store, mill house, elevator and engine house were destroyed.

Fabulous old postcards as always Peter.

 

Carol

Hi Carol, don't think that it could be that much pre 1900. I have other cards dated in the 1890's and of similar printing style.

Also see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcard#Early_history_of_postcards

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Just an add on, Carol, by my reckoning a fair bit of well meant misinformation in that F/B link.

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I can't comment on the accuracy of the historic information - just passing on what was said about the image on there. It's not a view that I've come across before and it's wonderful to see! The elevator was very much like those seen on the ice houses and you would think possibly related to loading and unloading from wherries. It would be good to find out more about it.

The postcard could definitely be later than 1900 but could equally be an older photograph. I certainly have examples of postcards which were postmarked in the 20s/30s but were using photographs taken by John Payne Jennings in the 1880s. These things seemed to be recycled for years!

 

Carol

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The historic accuracy comments were aimed at the site in general, not that one specific image. 

Re the ice house idea, don't know about timber being the most suitable material though. The nearby ice house had massive walls. Not to say that there wasn't a horse & cart in use!

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I think that's just Facebook in general! I'm not much of a fan. It just became a necessary evil.

I meant that the elevator looked very similar to ice houses, not that it necessarily could have been one. I'm sure that an elevator could have been useful for many purposes, possibly coal if it was indeed a coal merchant.

There certainly appear to have been timber ice houses though. This is attributed as being the ice house at Surlingham, although if it is then it must be an earlier version as I have another scan of a glass negative (sadly I don't have permission to share it) which shows a much more elaborate, fully thatched ice house with an extremely sturdy looking elevator. The one below though was a fairly ramshackle looking affair!

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1890 ish? What I find remarkable about this one is the size of the sailing coaster on the right. Compare it with the wherry just to the left of her. She looks like she is heading out to sea through Mutford Lock which suggests that she has either just returned from Beccles or Norwich. With today's strategic lack of dredging I very much doubt that such a large vessel could do either trip today.

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I obviously haven't been paying attention, this thread is over a month old and it's the first time I've seen it.

Great pictures.

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