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do you reckon she was towing behind another wherry?

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Wherry on the Waveney 1935

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Somerleyton, 1908. That the left hand wherry carries a burgee rather than a vane suggests that she's a pleasure wherry, perhaps the Gypsy, a boat that went to Bohemia in the 1890s.

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Including in the background the original swing bridge?

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A  Norfolk Wherry in Suffolk, on Lake Lothing, posted 1911.

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Yet another Wherry picture, this time a wherry-yacht at Beccles, possibly 1930's. Anyone know the name of her, she must be unique with that clipper bow?

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Another wherry picture of a wherry, the black hulled boat, but is she really a 'wherry'? Her name is Jester and she's on the National Historical Ship's list as an 'ice wherry' and it's suggested that she's a surviving wherry on Wikipedia. She was owned by a Cyril Richards for many years, a Lowestoft shipbuilder and Broads yachtsman. Cyril was a close family friend and I never heard him call her anything other than an ice barge.  I believe that she was built by Chambers, not a recognised wherry builder. Still, she's listed as a surviving wherry! Another one for the experts!

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They say that a wherry is just a name for a workboat. There used to be wherries on the Thames at Greenwich, to lighten big ships that wanted to get upstream to the pool of London. I believe they were known in Southampton water as well.

The name just seems to have stuck to the Norfolk version!

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Back to a 'real' wherry, one that's flying a Leo Robinson's burgee, seen here near Beccles. Not exactly a quality reproduction but at least it sails!

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