Thurne Mill – a postcard from long ago

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Thurne Mill 1954

Postcard showing Thurne Mill, dated 1954

Jeff Cole has sent another photo from his collection – this time a postcard showing Thurne Mill on the Norfolk Broads dated May, 1954. Funnily enough, just three summers later my parents spent a holiday in the area in what my father has described as a fat little old tub that would barely sail. Most traditionally built  wooden boats on the Broads may be quaint, but it seems they weren’t all classics!

I’m very happy to report that although a photo taken at the same spot today would include mainly plastic  boats, the mill looks much the same today as this photograph shows.  I should say that the Broads remain a stronghold of traditional sail, despite the plastic cruisers.

Read more about Thurne Mill at the Wikipedia.

For more photos from Jeff’s excellent collection click here.

Learn more about The Broads.

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