In the meantime, I hope you enjoy “The Norfolk Broads – Ring of Light 1969” The popularity of cine cameras grew during the 1960s and there are quite a number of films from this decade on the Broadlkand Memories You Tube Channel.
The hire fleets have sadly dwindled and boatyards have disappeared, the prime riverside land sold off for housing developments and the issues of governance and maintenance of the waterways has raised concerns amongst residents and long term boaters alike, but the holidaymakers still return.
For many, like myself, once the “Broads Bug” bites you’re hooked!
There are so many wonderful photographs and memories from the 1960s within the archive and it’s difficult to pick just a few highlights.
I love the photograph above, taken in 1968, with Dave Campbell holding one of the infamous Watney’s Party Fours!
It’s been a little while since I last uploaded a cine film to the Broadland Memories You Tube channel, but the latest addition has been uploaded this morning.
Filmed in the early to mid 1960s, this 24 minute offering follows a holiday on board the Herbert Woods motor cruiser and covers both the southern and northern rivers of the Norfolk Broads.
John was a teacher and keen photographer who first visted the Broads with his wife, Joyce, in 1967.
It sparked a life long love of the area and the couple enjoyed over 70 holidays on the Broads together.
The costs of maintaining their existing wherry “Albion” have meant that the planned restoration of The Lord Roberts has not been possible, and she has remained submerged in a private dyke at Wroxham ever since.
My highlight from the personal memories is the account of a honeymoon aboard “Gala Girl” in 1980 from Brijan.
David submitted a lovely collection of photographs from this decade along with a beautifully written account of this, his first Broads holiday.