Now and Then with Shrimp Davies – Cromer, Norfolk in 1978

Fishing and fishermen at Cromer in a TV programme from 1978 – including footage of how they handle their beach boats up there… My thanks to Katie Howson of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust for spotting this. Advertisements


Photos from the Norfolk Broads, summer 2016

We’re just back from a week on the Norfolk Broads, and I guess I should put some of my photos here! Among the photos are boats (and a dog) at Hickling staithe, thatched boathouses, Roundhead graffitti in the parish church, a Phil Redmond-designed Whisp rowing and sailing skiff, windpumps, the door of the Lion pub at … Continue reading “Photos from the Norfolk Broads, summer 2016”

Working and life on the Norfolk Broads in the late 19th Century

My pal Malcolm Woods has just found a new online collection of Victorian photographer Peter Henry Emerson’s atmospheric shots depicting the Norfolk Broads. They’re stunning – though I can’t help that despite the dreamy tranquility they do seem to depict a hard and narrow-looking sort of life. There would be work and the struggle of getting by all … Continue reading “Working and life on the Norfolk Broads in the late 19th Century”