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I try not to post links to my website too often, but I really wanted to share this one as I hope it will be of interest.

I received an email this week, attached to which was a PDF transcription of the sailing log of the yacht "Frolic" from 1918 which documents a fortnight's honeymoon spent afloat on the Norfolk Broads. It offers a rare glimpse into life and leisure on the Broads during WW1 and is truly delightful read. It's a very detailed account of the couple's trip and is written with more than a dash of humour!

It's just fabulous and includes photos which were taken at the time. Follow the link below to the main personal memories directory and then click on the appropriate button:

The Log of Frolic 1918


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What fascinating reading this was - real gold things like this coming to light to give an insight into the past.

Pleased you do post such links here Smile

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What a wonderful story. A lovely record of another time. and so interesting. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks Carol.

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Really interesting and I didn't realise how old the Helter Skelter house was that old.

Thanks for the post.

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Absolutely lovely Carol, what a wonderful insight. I believe Frolic is now Zoe, hired now by Martham's.
Liked the casual way after some thunderstorms they got back to the boat and pumped her out with the manual bilge pump, couldn't imagine today's hirers putting up with that tounge-in-cheek
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Mat, re Zoe, I did wonder. Reckon that you are right.

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Perfect!
:) Liz

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Thanks for the comments ... I thought some of you might enjoy it as much as I did   Smile

I always feel truly honoured when something this special turns up. I don't think I've read anything similar from this era and the details given really do give such a wonderful insight into holidaying on the Broads back then. My sincere thanks to Bruce Robb for transcribing this and to his family for allowing me to put it on the website.


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A very interesting read. Thank you Carol for sharing it with us all Smile

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How wonderful, such different time, potatoes and bovril for dinner and you could collect post from your holiday post office.:)

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