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Trevor
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Yes they were where freedom operated for a while. The cam into existence when the old Norfolk broads yachting company who were in Wroxham stopped hiring. This was seen by some of the boats in the early years of operating. They were good and as has been said said Andy is still around. Then in 1991 Chumley and Hawkes were forced to shut and they took over their fleet and had to run both at the same time for the year. Over the next few years other boats came in and even houseboats for the old Turners yard. Then they stopped and the reason has been given already.

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In 1989 we hired 'Compass Congressman' It was a very nice boat, with varnished cabin sides, and a folding wheelhouse, that meant it would pass under Potter Heigham bridge.  (I wonder if it would these days?) I am sure that it was  ex Norfolk Broads Yachting co. I remember talking to Andy Beardshaw, who told me that his father owned the cruiser that became 'Margoletta' in the B.B.C film. it was kept in a boathouse in Horning, and you could see in the varnish that name. It was an ex Moores boat, and named then 'Janca'  in 1998 it was in a poor state at Potter Heigham, as part of the 'Museum of the Broads' display, when they were using one of Herbert Woods sheds.  I often wondered if it had been saved?

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Just had another look through my photos, and here is one of 'Janca' (Margoletta) taken at Potter Heigham in 1998.

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