A collection of postcards of the Norfolk Broads featuring wherries. Many thanks to John Hopthrow for allowing me to include his postcards within this section along with others that I have gathered.
The pleasure wherry “Rambler” pictured outside Horning Ferry Inn c1910.
An unknown trading wherry on Barton Broad c1920s/1930s.
Another pair of unknown traders pictured on Barton Broad c1920s/1930s.
Wherry race on Barton Broad c1930s - one of the wherries is believed to have been Cornucopia.
Wherry race on Barton Broad c1930s. The wherries are believed to be Hilda, Lady Violet and Cornucopia.
Unknown wherry on Barton Broad c1930s.
Unknown wherry at Ludham Bridge c1905.
Two wherries pictured on the River Ant near Ludham Bridge 1920s/1930s.
Unknown trading wherry at How Hill on the River Ant 1920s/1930s.
Wherry On The Ant 1920s/1930s.
The pleasure wherry “Hathor” at Horning Reach c1930s.
The wherry “Corinne” pictured on the River Bure at Horning 1920s/1930s.
Unknown wherry c1920s.
The trading wherry “Lord Roberts” at Acle Bridge, painted by the Norwich born artist Leslie L.H.Moore c1958. Born in 1907, Leslie Moore was a renowned watercolour artist, a member of the Royal Institute of Water Colour Painters and taught at the Norwich School of Art. This postcard was one of a series produced by Jarrolds which featured his paintings of Norfolk and Suffolk. My thanks to Jeremy Moore for providing the background information on his father.
Unknown wherry moored at the Berney Arms c1920s/1930s.
Wherry on the River Yare at Whitlingham c1910.
Wherry on The River Yare at Postwick Reach c1910.
Wherry on the River Yare at the Red House, Cantley c1910.
The River Waveney at Beccles with another unknown trader c1920s.
The wherry “Bramble” pictured at Beccles c1950s
On the River Waveney near Beccles from a watercolour by Brian Gerald c1930s.
Barton Staithe pictured in the 1950s. The wherry “Dragon” can be seen on her moorings in the background. Also seen is the motor boat Javelin which was owned by a school teacher from Holt and, on the staithe, an ex lifeboat which was owned by the Rev. Poole, a retired clergyman who lived in the village.
The wherry “Dragon” at Barton Staithe, pictured in the autumn of 1951 just prior to her winter covers going on. You can read about the history of Dragon here.
Another postcard of Barton Turf from the 1950s with the wherry “Dragon” in the background. The aft cockpit motor cruiser on the right was called “Atheni” and was owned by the Utting family.
The pleasure wherry “Hathor” moored at Wroxham Bridge in the 1950s.
Another postcard featuring the wherry “Hathor” at Wroxham Bridge c1960.
The entrance to South Walsham Broad c1960. On the left is an un-named, carevl built wherry which was being used as a houseboat at that time.