A historic Norfolk Broads ferry has announced its closure due to difficulty in recruiting volunteers.

The Horning Foot Ferry has been running across the River Bure in one form or another for centuries, taking holidaymakers and locals from Horning to Woodbastick Staithe.

It has now closed down for the foreseeable future as there are not enough volunteers to keep the service going.

Eastern Daily Press: The ferry operates on the River Bure near The Ferry InnThe ferry operates on the River Bure near The Ferry Inn (Image: James Bass)

Operator Dave Scragg said: "The hardest part has been getting people to come and help out considering the amount of time it takes up.

"It's got quite a history to it and sadly we're still very much needed, but I've done my bit."

Mr Scragg took over the ferry in 2017 and has since been joined by several volunteers, although most have since dropped out.

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The 69-year-old tried to get charitable status for the organisation but was unsuccessful.

He added: "What we do isn't for profit, any money that came in went towards the upkeep of the boat.

"If someone wants to make a difference they should take over.

"Thank you to those fantastic members of the public who have supported this little piece of history for so long."