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Wonder if you all hold special memories of the first time you clapped eyes on The Broads? For me, it was a trip through the night to Wroxham Broad with a little bath-tub dinghy atop a Lada. We launched, then cruised across the water on a brilliant summer's morn...onto the river...found George Formby's old house...then into Wroxham and Roy's. Sheer bliss; a revelation; and we were hooked forever. Didn't even have any oars to back up the dodgy little outboard! Johnny B

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Hi Mate.
Blimey yes it was the late 50s i arrived at Thorpe St Andrew with my brother and his wife.
Over the river was the Hearts fleet in their Splendour.
Instant love at first sight.
When i finished my training in London 1966,moved to Norfolk and the rest is History.
real love or what,cos i still get a thrill when i get to Ranworth and see Josh bobbing about on his mooring.
Sad case im afraid.

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Hi Broadbeans
My first memory was as a very small lad in the late 1940's. The family took a photo of me coming down the slide, wearing my little black wellies, at Nicholas Everit Park at Oulton Broad [ how embarassing]
We were on "Lady Ursula" from Sandersons at Reedham. I believe her sister boat, Lady Pamela is still in existance. Shops weren't that plentifull then, and I can remember us going across the fields to farms, with a jug, to get fresh milk. Bye heck- how things have changed. I feel OLD now. Wink

Have a great day,Keith

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MY first trip to the broads was in the childrens half term in the October. I remember the wonderful colours of the leaves turning and the reflections in the water. The weather was wonderful during the day and cold at night. The side if the bed against the hull was icey. The mornings grim, cold to get up but once up the excitement of travelling seeing new things and meeting new people, when we moored up at about 4 pm .I enjoyed the challenge of cooking meals for us all . Buying Pilsbury dough with the children and cooking it for afternoon tea. I also remember the boat Aston Warlock .Lovely boat ,we had a geriatric dog that used to spend the day sat on the bed in the back cabin .The first time I took the boat we were coming out of the Chet onto the main river ,Robin said must go to the loo" you take the boat wont be long". Well I thought I was doing great when I looked up I saw this apperition . A huge black boat well ship . The Black horse I think it was called. I screamed at Robin he shouted go any where it is not . Oh, did I panic Robin rushed off the loo in a state of undress well say no more and rescued me .Wow did that ship make our boat seem small.I also remember Robin saying we will moor at Reedham for the first night .We arrived in twilight and there was only one space .Directly under the bridge by the Ship.Well you guessed it, we made for the space and moored like old timers we hit it just right and did it perfectly. Beginners luck I think, but we knew no better.It has been since that we realise how lucky we were.The last day of the week feeling so completely relaxed it raine  heavily the only wet day we had. The childrens bunks got wet because the windows leaked, we decided to go home we had had such a wonderful time ,the boat yard wanted to give us dry bedding and mend the leaking windows but we said no .It was late in the day and we set off to come home with great memories .These are only a few I have shared with you. Smile

cheers take care
Sue W

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I first came to the Broads in 1975. This was the year I got married to Christina and we spent our honeymoon on a boat. The boat was Royal Consort.
Christina had been to the broads many times with her parents, but this was my first trip to The Broads.
The weather could have been better. It was April and was very cold. This did not stop us from building a sandcastle on Yarmouth Beach or from climbing to the top of the tower at St Helen's in Ranworth.
Some pictures follow. Carol - if you want these for your website, that's OK by me.
First of all - the wedding. It was in Sheffield on a very cold day.



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I'm sure you will agree that we have not changed a bit.
OK now for the Broads pictures.


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Chugging along


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It looked just the same back then.

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Nigel mate,you mean you got married without your hat on.
Smile
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Nigel,
the Hat comes first followed by Nigel. Playful Wink

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