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Hi all I've just been into a post called Can The Norfolk Broads Be Improved and on Page four I see ian 40 comment's on how many Hiring Boat Yards are left and what is the true Number of Hired Crafts left on the Norfolk Broads now? can some please tell me if this is going back to the Old Days when Hiring Crafts was very Scarce on the Norfolk Broads and expensive? Andrew.
Someone will give you the exact figures but currently there are between 700 / 800 hire craft left but at the peak and in their heyday the figure was in excess of 3000! Saddo that I was in that era not only could I recognise most at 500 paces, I could also have drawn most of the interior plans ! !