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

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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”