Take a journey through the Norfolk Broads in 1962 in this brilliant family video

Broads holiday 1962. Pictured: Sail boat. Picture: Broadland Memories

Broads holiday 1962. Pictured: Sail boat. Picture: Broadland Memories - Credit: Broadland Memories

Join three generations of a family from Derbyshire in this delightful video as they travel to the heart of the Norfolk Broads to explore its scenic waterways in 1962.

Broads holiday 1962. Picture: Broadland Memories

Broads holiday 1962. Picture: Broadland Memories - Credit: Broadland Memories

Uploaded to YouTube by Broadland Memories, this 22-minute film showcases the beauty of the Broads and includes wonderful shots of Coltishall, Horstead Mill and Wroxham.

The tourists also visit Herbert Wood Boat yard in Potter Heigham, where the family hire Delight class and Starlight class motor cruisers.

The cinematographer's choice to film parts of the car journey, footage that is reminiscent perhaps of today's more advanced dash cams, provides a unique look at what appears to be the old A17 and A47.

It is refreshing to see examples of such clear, wide open road, free from the traffic that gridlocks many of our town centres today.

Scenic shots of the landscape, footage of the unknown family walking through scenic countryside, rowing boats, playing in the grass and adorning matching yellow jumpers can be seen within the film.

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It all adds to the nostalgic feel and takes the viewer back to the early 60s.

The final shot, a sunset over the water, encapsulates the family's time on the Broads – tranquil and beautiful in the extreme, just as they are today. At least some things never change.

•SEE ALSO: Take a journey through Norwich city centre in 1991

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