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by BEN
May 6th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads Photos
Topic: Dissolution of the Monasteries
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Dissolution of the Monasteries

While Henry 8 got rid of monasteries, St Benedicts Abbey was handed to the Bishop of Norwich ( who is still the Abbot of St benets) he stripped the Abbey and many of the posher bits went to Norwich cathedral and the Bishops house. Henry 8 however didn't damage normal churches, he practiced religion ...
by BEN
April 29th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads News
Topic: Norfolk Broads Island For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: Norfolk Broads Island For Sale

After Henry VIII much of the former Monastery lands in Norfolk Was handed over to Cambridge University to support them particularly Kings college which was supported Henrys VI, VII,VIII. Kings College were collectiing fees / dues / Tithes from houses, till comparitively recently and still own much l...
by BEN
March 27th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mud Weight Confessions
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Mud Weight Confessions

Yep
by BEN
March 6th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads News
Topic: River Waveney To Be Dredged
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: River Waveney To Be Dredged

My guess is it's because the southern rivers are nowhere near as busy as the Northern rivers. So they have the crew and equipment, sitting there in busy season where to go next?
by BEN
February 19th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Slipways
Replies: 5
Views: 3385

Re: Slipways

The green book gives a complete list, but not prices http://www.thegreenbook.org.uk/ once on the site: Click Greenbook, Click boat launching and recovery. Horning's public slip is next to the Swan INN Beer garden, get the keys from the Newsagents for £10 launch boat, return Key get £5 back. Good sli...
by BEN
February 2nd, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: 'I Didn't Know That'
Topic: There is still a public right of navigation to Swafield
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Re: There is still a public right of navigation to Swafield

IIRC, BA is only responsible to keep the navigations as they were when they took over... They're more interested in nature than boats anyway so they'd rather the canal be left for the ducks...
by BEN
January 25th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Norfolk Broads Photos
Topic: Foundry Bridge Spout Purpose?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Foundry Bridge Spout Purpose?

When built the city had a fleet of steam lorries, the spout was to allow them to lower a hose into the river, without kinking the hose, to draw water.
I suppose the fire Brigade could still use it if required
by BEN
January 8th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads News
Topic: Hoveton Viaduct Moorings Next To Go
Replies: 11
Views: 2186

Re: Hoveton Viaduct Moorings Next To Go

Pontoons would work because...
A, The tourists would demolish them with the hire boats.
B, The tourists would drive off down river towing them,
C, They would narrow the rivers even further.
D, There would be even more tourists falling in the river because pontoons are not 100 % stable..
by BEN
December 19th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads Photos
Topic: Ludham Bridge Years Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: Ludham Bridge Years Ago

Acle bridge was not historic, it had been rebuilt early 1800s, replaced by a single arch in the 1930s and finally in 1997 it got the concrete thing there now. Ludham bridge was badly damaged by the great flood of 1912 and rebuilt from a smaller than Potter arch to a brick built version of todays bri...
by BEN
October 26th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads News
Topic: 21 People Rescued by RNLI
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: 21 People Rescued by RNLI

or basically if they had sat there on board till high tide they could have floated off by themselves without problems or costing the coast guard / life boat and anyone else expense and hassle..