More photographs from the Taylor Family Collection.
Another of the Tradewind class with Janice and a family friend on board c1967. The photographs below show this as having the registration number R116 .
Another photograph from the same holiday showing Tradewind 5 at Salhouse Broad c1967.
Another photograph the the Tradewind 5 at Salhouse c1967.
Marilyn and Janice Taylor on board Jack Powles Superstar 2 D172 in 1968.
D172 Superstar 2 moored at Herbert Woods Broads Haven yard in 1968. When the Windboats fleet were sold off, the Taylor Family began to hire from Jack Powles yard at Wroxham instead, initially on the Superstar class and then Star Clipper in 1970.
Another photograph showing Superstar 2 at Herbert Woods yard in Potter Heigham in 1968. This was a brand new boat describes as being “based on the latest American design with open plan layout, most spacious and luxuriously fitted out.” The cost of a week’s hire during the peak summer season was around £70.
The first of a series of photographs showing the trimaran “Trespasser” being launched at Herbert Woods boatyard c1968. I haven’t been able to discover much about the boat, but it has been confirmed by a couple of people who worked at the yard that it was indeed built at Herbert Woods in the Fairmile shed. I don’t know if other trimarans were built or whether this was a one off.
Two of the Hjerbert Woods work boats assist with Trespasser’s launch. The dark launch in the centre is Salvor with Ranger on the right. (With thanks to Vinny Morphey for the identification.)
Another photograph of the trimaran launch c1968 with work boat Salvor on the right.
The Herbert Woods work boats Ranger (in the foreground) and Salvor manoeuvre Trespasser in the water.
Another photograph from the launch.
Securing Trespasser after her launch c1968.
The final photograph from the launch of the trimaran. Janice remembers that a tractor was used to lower Trespasser into the water. The tractor became stuck in the mud and a second tractor was needed to pull it out. If you remember anything about the building of Trespasser, or can identify anyone in the photographs then please do get in contact.
The wherry Albion pictured alongside the moorings at St Benet’s Abbey having carried the Bishop of Norwich there for his annual service. The launch is A410 Gay Lady.
The Bishop of Norwich arriving at St Benet’s Abbey for his annual service. It is still traditional for him to arrive by wherry, in this instance it was Albion. The clothing being worn by the congregation seems to indicate late 1960s.
The Taylor Family on board T337, one of the Tradewind class c1965/66. Having hired Finewind in 1963, they then hired one of the Tradewind class annually until the yard sold off it’s hire fleet at the end of 1967. This was another professional photograph taken by the “photo boat” and left at the yard for the family to purchase at then end of their holiday.