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im wondering if anyone knows what happened to the broads cruiser "glow of light" 1931? I've seen some of her sisters on here (there were 9 originally.) My partner owned her in the early 2000s, when she was on the cam at Cambridge and in need of some restoration. He lived in her for a couple of years. But when the engine failed he couldn't afford to fix it all and was forced to sell her. Last he heard she was seized by the Cambridge water authorities having fallen into further disrepair. Was she scrapped or did somebody save her? We would love to know.
As TerryTibbs has pointed out, it's unlikely that the vessel returned to the Broads. I suggest an enquiry with whichever body seized it would be more productive. Depending on where it was moored at the time that could be Cambridge City Council, the Conservators of the River Cam or the Environment Agency.
“I can assure the House that the Broads will not be changing their name.” (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...Hansard 2007)
Thanks, I will try contacting the Cambridge authorities. It looks like the other boat was the glimmer, interesting that she was also on the cam though... I am beginning to think the worst though. Such a shame! She was bought and sold for 2 grand back then. Wonder what she might have fetched now! I think my partners mum has a photo of her somewhere. I will ask her to dig it out.
My partner remembers the glimmer being moored near to him on the cam. She had lost her nameplate and was indeed known as "the boat" but was known to the owner at the time to be the "glimmer of light" and sister to the "glow". How strange that she lost her identity in such a short time.