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The late 1970s and early 1980s brought the bust and the corporations moved on.The 1970s gallery pages were substantially augmented by the John Chesney Collection.The 1980s and 1990s photo galleries and personal memories sections are much smaller by comparison to the rest of the archive but there are some gems amongst them.This was taken by Pete Sanders in 1983 and shows the recently raised and moved trading wherry “Lord Roberts” at Wroxham.Whilst it’s never regained the popularity of the 1960s and 1970s, there has been a steady stream of visitors to Broadland over the last few decades.People who first visited the Broads as children during those decades have introduced their own children to the delights of a boating holiday and a new generation has come to love the Broads for what it has to offer.



Proprietor Walter Coe is seen behind the bar and Adnams Old Ale was on offer.Sadly, I still haven’t been able to identify the family seen in the film, but it is a great record of a typical boating holiday of the era.Concerns over pollution and sustainability of the ever expanding hire industry were raised.The Lord Roberts was built c1899 by Ben Benns at Somerton and apparently took three years to complete.

She was used in her later years as a lighter to transport dredging spoil and, in 1969, was donated to the Norfolk Wherry Trust.

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.



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