Another photograph of sailing on the River Bure at Horning from the early 20th century.
The last postcard in the set showing the racing at Horning Regatta in the early 20th century.
The following photographs were taken during a Broadland holiday in the 1930s aboard the motor cruiser B93 “Sapphire” . They come from a collection which belonged to Stan Marshall who was accompanied on this trip by a group of friends.
The motor cruiser B93 “Sapphire” moored at an unknown location in the 1930s.
Another picture of “Sapphire” and crew from the 1930s.
Cruising down the river in the 1930s. Stan Marshall can be seen on the right wearing a beret.
Another shot of the crew of “Sapphire” from the 1930s.
The view from the helm onboard “Sapphire”.
Heading downstream on the River Bure, approaching Swan Corner in the 1930s.
A busy section of the river as the crew encounters a group of sailing cruisers in the 1930s.
The following pictures were submitted by Ken Harrison who now lives in Canada, but was brought up in Lowestoft and learnt to sail on the Broads. You can find some of Ken’s memories of sailing in the 1930s here. Ken went on to become a Naval Architect and Surveyor and was commissioned by Richardson's boatyard to design three wooden cruisers for them between 1947 and 1951. His original plans for these cruisers can be found in the Paper & Ephemera section of the archive under Boatyards & Boats. You can also find more of Ken’s photographs in the 1950s Gallery.
This photograph was taken c1910, and was the houseboat owned by Ken Harrison’s grandfather who can be seen standing on the stern. His son Will, his wife and daughter Ellen are also on board.
“On Tow” c1937 - Ken’s brother can be seen standing on the bow in his sea scout uniform.
Sailing on the Norfolk Broads c1930s. Ken and his brother are on board.
Sail number W18 which is the Waveney One Design “Sundew”, corrected date of the 1950s rather than the 1930s. Sundew is now part of the Hunters Fleet at Womack and can be hired for day trips.
Ken’s father, Mowbray Harrison, sailing his boat the “Cat” c1946.
Sailing on the Norfolk Broads c1920s - unknown location but possibly on the River Waveney.
This image dates from the 1920s and looks as though it was taken at Oulton Broad as there appears to be a railway line in the background.