Rare chance of Norfolk wherry trip
Tracey GrayA rare chance is being offered to step back in history and enjoy a memorable day on the river aboard a 111-year-old wherry boat.Tracey Gray
A rare chance is being offered to step back in history and enjoy a memorable day on the river aboard this 111-year-old floating treasure of the broads
Dragon Hall in Norwich has teamed up with the Norfolk Wherry Trust to organise a full day's sailing on the Wherry Albion.
The event is being held to celebrate the diamond anniversary of the trust and the first journey it undertook on the restored vessel.
At one time, 300 wherries sailed the Norfolk Broads until their trade was lost to the railways and roads.
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Only a handful of the black-sailed beauties have survived, and the Albion is arguably the most famous of them.
She will set sail from behind Dragon Hall, in King Street, on Tuesday, July 14, for a day's sailing. There will be the opportunity to enjoy lunch at The Ferry House Inn at Surlingham, or you are welcome to take a packed lunch. Albion will return to Dragon Hall at about 6pm. Tickets are �25 each, available from Dragon Hall.
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More details at www.dragonhall.
org or call 01603 663922.