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Hello to all, I thought i better introduce myself. Ive been coming to the broads for over 40 years. My Grandad used to bring my dad when he was a boy, my dad has brought me since i was a boy and yup ive been bringing my kids since they were crawling. My earliest memories were staying in Changi at potter heigham. Owned by William and Nancy( William was in Changi POW camp) hence the name. Probably stayed in 15-20 bungalows in potter heigham over the years, and always remember walking the toe path with my dad when a kid and shouting across the river to Maycraft so we could hire a dayboat for the week. As time went on suddenly found Hiring a cruiser for the week was the way to go(for us anyway). Always remember when i was a kid my mum nearly in tears as we crossed Breydon Water and we weren't getting very far, and by the time we got to Reedham it was pitch black. My Dad at the wheel smoking a lambert and butler probably with his captains hat on winding us all up and definitely scaring my poor mum. I've always loved the broads but my wife wasn't keen so didnt visit for a few years although did get up a few times without her        Smile . Now divorced and have actually recently bought a property in Wroxham. Here to stay and loving it.

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Welcome, Wrighty.
Thanks for telling us how the name Changi came about, I have long wondered why anyone would name a cottage after a POW camp (or an airport!).

We love the Broads

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I remember William very well. He was such a character who spent a lot of his time round the bungalows at Repps usually on an ancient butcher's bike covered in stickers. My kids used to find extra stickers for him.
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Thanks Nigel,
Yes so many memories just been talking to my dad he first went up there in 1957 with his Dad. And got to know William a year or 2 later. When I was a kid used to go to his barn and play snooker. When it rained William would come to the bungalow we were in and sit down and play cards and win all my dads meter money for the electric. He had a lamb called Gail that followed him everywhere and used to sit on the tow path waiting for him. We helped get a bull out of a dyke one time and my dad was saying he used to help get the potatoes in some years if he was holidaying at that time. But all in all a gentleman and definitely a character.
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Hello and a big welcome from me as well.   How interesting to hear of tales of times past.    So much more interesting to boot.



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