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Talks

Maud’s Story – the Life of a Norfolk Trading Wherry

The trustees of Wherry Maud Trust are keen to speak to interested groups in order to:

  • increase public awareness of the part Norfolk wherries played in the transport history of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads
  • show how people can get involved in preserving and sailing these boats today

The talk uses up to 50 good quality slides (mostly colour) and lasts approx. 1 hour + time for questions. We will always endeavour to tailor the talk to the interests of our audience on the day.

We can bring a set of information boards with photos illustrating the life of the boat. Those interested can look at the photos at their leisure during the interval or after the talk.

Themes covered by the talk are:

  • Introduction – a brief history of the Norfolk Wherry
  • Maud’s working life and her owners and skippers
  • The rescue of Maud from her watery grave in Ranworth Broad
  • Restoration of the boat – it took 18 years to get her sailing again – materials and methods
  • Use of the boat post restoration and before the Trust was formed
  • Wherry Maud Trust formed in 2015. How it operates + current and future events

Further information can be found on the National Historic Ships website and on Facebook.

See below for upcoming talks

Upcoming Talks

Normally lasting a maximum of 1 hour.

Date Time Group Name Venue Address Speaker
Tues
26 June 2018
10.30 U3A Haverhill The Art Centre, High Street, Haverhill, CB9 8AR Linda
Pargeter
Mon
23 July 2018
20.00 Billericay Lions Club The Burstead Golf Club, Tye Common Road, Little Burstead, CM12 9SS Linda
Pargeter
Fri
17 Aug 2018
19.30 Friends of Diss Museum St Mary’s Church Hall, Mount Street, Diss IP22 4QQ Linda
Pargeter
Tues
2 Oct 2018
14.15 Beetley Village Group Beetley Village Hall, High House Road, Beetley NR20 4BY Linda
Pargeter
Tues
13 Nov 2018
20.10 Chelmsford Townswomen’s Guild (evening) Women’s Institute Hall, Springfield Green, Chelmsford CM1 7HR Linda
Pargeter
Weds
14 Nov 2018
19.30 Norfolk & Norwich Group of Advanced Motorists Wensum Community Centre, Hotblack Road, Norwich
NR2 4HG
Nigel
Gutteridge
4 March 2019 19.15 Soroptimists Norwich High School, 95 Newmarket Road, Norwich
NR2 2HU
Linda
Pargeter
11 March 2019 ? Billericay Archaeology & History Society To be advised Linda
Pargeter

Non members of the groups listed may be able to attend for a small fee. We suggest contacting the group if you wish to attend.