The Norfolk Broads from Old Postcards
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Horning Ferry Inn. River Bure. Postmark 1928St Benets Abbey. River Bure. Postmark 192?entering Wroxham Broad. River Bure. Postmark 1924

Our family has been holidaying on the Norfolk Broads since 1963 when my father took us for a weeks holiday. We have always had a interest in the history of the area and I have read numerous books on the subject. Over the years we have also collected a great number of old postcards and we thought it would be interesting to share the images via the website.

We have grouped the images under place names and where possible have included the date of the postmark. Where we have recent images we have photographed of a scene we have included them for reference.

We hope you enjoy looking at the images and brief history, please follow the blue links below.

Coltishall, River Bure. 1966-1969

Wroxham, River Bure. 1904-2005

Salhouse Broad, River Bure. 1961-2003

Horning, River Bure. 1906-2005

Malthouse Broad, Ranworth, River Bure. 1956/2005

South Walsham Broad, River Bure. 1909-1964

St Benet's Abbey, River Bure. 1908/2005

Acle Bridge, River Bure. 1904/1959

Ludham Bridge, River Ant. 1905-2005

Irstead Church, River Ant. 1905

Stalham, River Ant. 1909-2004

Ludham Staithe, River Thurne. 1908-2004

Potter Heigham, River Thurne. 1904-2004

Hickling Broad, River Thurne. 1900

Great Yarmouth. 1900-1950

Reedham, River Yare. 1905-2004

Loddon, River Chet. 1972/2004

Cantley, River Yare. 1907/2004

Buckenham Ferry, River Yare. c1960

Brundall, River Yare. c1960 / 1981

Bramerton, River Yare. 1914

Thorpe St Andrew, River Yare.1905

Norwich, River Wensum. 1908/1965

St Olaves, River Waveney. 1905-2003

Oulton Broad, River Waveney. 1904-2004

Burgh St Peter, River Waveney. 1909

Geldeston, River Waveney. 1904

Original pages created 29 Oct 2005
31 Oct 2005. Wroxham page updated, Reedham Ferry images added.
1 Nov 2005. New ' Beehive ' image Wroxham 1966. New images South Walsham 1963 / 1964.
2 Nov 2005. New images added: Horning Reach 2003 / Potter Heigham from bridge 2003.
4 Nov 2005. New image added: Oulton Broad 1965.
16 Nov 2005. New images added: Yarmouth Yacht Station 1950 / Coltishall. 1969
10 Dec 2005. New images added: Yarmouth Market / Pull's Ferry, Norwich / Yacht Station, Norwich /
Hunsett Mill, River Ant, Stalham / Moonlight yacht race, Horning / Oulton Broad from Yacht Station. New Page: Hickling Broad, River Thurne.
3 Feb 2006. New image added: Riverside Stores, Brundall.
11 Feb 2006: New page added Buckenham Ferry, River Yare and image of Beauchamp Arms Hotel.
13 Mar 2006: New page and images added Salhouse Broad.
 
 
 


 

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