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Apr-29-2019 @ 5:51 PM                           Permalink
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Possibly the last part regarding information about Applegates.  I have one remaining relative living in Potter Heigham.  We speak on the phone occasionally just to see how things are going.  He had worked for several boatyards throughout his working life so I asked if he had any information about Applegates.  It appears he started his apprenticeship at Herbert Woods soon after the 'takeover'.  After acquiring Applegates, Herbert Woods became responsible for the maintenance and repairs to Applegates' boats.  He, as the boy, and one or possibly two more senior staff would spend a few winter months carrying out the maintenance and repairs on the yatchs, day boats and cruisers in Applegate's boathouse - not the warmest of buildings.  He also recollects that the two cruisers, St Winnold and Felix were sold.  With other research I found that the boats went to a yard on the River Shannon and became the first hire cruisers on the Shannon.  I have not found the name of the boatyard yet but will continue to delve.  In a way a small part of history was made - two boats from a small family boatyard, from a relatively small village in Norfolk started cruising holidays in Ireland.  The Irish connection came from a book so hopefully should be correct.  I was also told by my cousin that Herbert Woods replaced the boats with nine cruisers, built by Herbert Woods.  The boats had Applegate pennants and names beginning with Saint as the two originals.  This continued to provide my cousin and colleagues with winter work.  So with the information that I have found is it possible for me to claim a slight family connection with Applegates?  I am still a couple of dates short but will carry on looking.  One other request please.  Does anybody know if it is possible to find any old films covering the Midland and Great Northern joint railway - are there any on-line?  So far I have not been able to find any.  When very much younger I would have travelled to Potter Heigham, usually from Norwich, on the occasions when father's postings would allow family visits - early 1950s.  To get my 'dose' of steam I have become a member of The Kent and East Sussex Railway.
Many thanks again for information.

Bob and Jill

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Regarding the Muddle and Get Nowhere Line, I found some bits and pieces on youtube, including this.

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