History and Photos

The Wherry Palmerstone (believed) at the Aylsham Staithe pre 1912
The Wherry Palmerstone (believed) at the Aylsham Staithe pre 1912

 

All the photographs shown here are either copyrighted to the person credited or are free of copyright. Historical photos courtesy of many sources including the Aylsham Archive and Mr Spinks from Brampton amongst others. Re-use is not permitted without reference to us.

The 1912 flood
The 1912 flood

 

The 1912 flood
The 1912 flood

 

Aylsham Lock 1928

The original map of the Navigation
The original map of the Navigation

 

Aylsham Lock (Burgh Hall) as it is now copyright Derek Lyons
Aylsham Lock (Burgh Hall) as it is now copyright Derek Lyons

 

Oxnead copyright S Wilson
Oxnead copyright S Wilson
Brampton Common clearly showing the canalised section from Oxnead Bridge by Stuart Wilson
Brampton Common clearly showing the canalised section from Oxnead Bridge by Stuart Wilson

 

Horstead Lock
Horstead Lock

THERE ARE MANY MORE PICTURES TO FOLLOW so keep checking in. If you have an old photo we can use we would love to hear from you.

6 thoughts on “History and Photos”

  1. I have been living in Horstead since 2oo5 and have great interest in local history. I am also involved with the Documentation team of The Museum of the Broads and am helping to create an Archive for the Village News letter The Marlpit.
    We have all seen the image of “Zulu” being man-handled around Buxton Lock, but it is never mentioned that Clifford Allen, the owner of Allens Boatyard at Coltishall, took his men up to Buxton and was instrumental in the portage of “Zulu” around the Lock. A great feat even by today standards.

    1. Re my previous post.
      It was Allens boatyardbut it was Clifford Allens family as he was only 4yrs old at the time, sorry for type error.

    2. I think, although I stand to be corrected on this but they do get the credit in the newly published book Sail and Storm, the History of the Aylsham Navigation. You are of course right about this and their role was crucial. At the Coltishall event on the 26th somebody came up to the stall and had a photograph of the men involved and was able to point out his grandfather amongst the work gang hauling Zulu.

      1. I also attended the event, i was with The Marlpit and The Museum of the Broads people.
        It was indeed a well arranged and well supported event.
        Thank you for your reply about Allens yard. I purchased the Wherry to Aylsham DVD and it does give credit to Allens Boatyard. Many Thanks.

    3. Dear Mr Allday.
      I was interested to read your email and involvement with the Museum of the Broads.
      My great grand-father was rector of Great Hautbois and Coltishall from 1859 -1907 when he succeeded by his son Philip Girling.
      I have in my care a small wooden oak cup carrying a shield with the words Luna July 1882, It has two silver bands and small shield, I have also a model of the yacht titled the ‘Cutter. yacht Luna”. I am interested in tracing the background of this yacht and wondered whether you can help me. Kind regards Ian Girling Wellington New Zealand

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