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Maud’s September

Well, September was quite a month for Wherry Maud Trust. We started gently with a very pleasant day trip to Ranworth and back on the Saturday the 3rd. Things were about to start getting busy! The plan was to sail… Continue Reading →

Maud at the Locks

On 17th, 18th and 19th June Wherry Maud will be at the Locks Inn, Geldeston, Beccles NR34 0HW. Visitors will be able to go on board Maud and see her history in photographs – a Timeline illustrating many stages of… Continue Reading →

Winter Sailing on Maud

We are keen to show our members the beauty of the Broads in winter. So far in 2022 we have had two short trips. You will see from the photos below that it is well worth wrapping up warmly and… Continue Reading →

Maud’s Out of the Water Maintenance 2021

Facebook users will have seen many pictures of the re-planking work that took place in September at Goodchild Marine at Burgh Castle.While that work was going on, volunteers from the WMT membership worked hard. They painted those parts of the… Continue Reading →

Maud lifted out – video

Maud has now been lifted out of the water at Goodchild Marine, Burgh Castle, for her maintenance. You can see the video of the lift here:

New support boat

Amazing support from individuals and from grant funding trusts has enabled us to reach our target and to buy the beautiful new support boat shown here. In the last month we received grants of £1,000 each from Love the Broads… Continue Reading →

Crowdfunding Campaign

#money4maud Norfolk Trading Wherry Maud, a vessel on the National Historic Fleet, is to benefit from a fundraising campaign to raise vital funds for a new support boat. It will enable Wherry Maud Trust to increase the number of Maud’s… Continue Reading →

April 2021 Annual Meeting

For those who were unable to attend our annual meeting on 24 Apr 2021 on Zoom, here is a link to the slides that were shown: 2021 Annual Meeting presentation

Poems to entertain you

Haikus for the seasons by Gale Carruthers SpringGrebelets on mum’s back.Could that be cranes I’m hearing?Yes! Look! In that field! SummerSun high overhead, Smells of tar and hot planking,Then tea and cake soon. AutumnBlack in the sunset,scarlet and gold skies beyond,Maud’s… Continue Reading →

Winter maintenance on Maud and Gem

There has been maintenance work done on Maud and her tender, The Gem, in February and March. Grateful thanks to Peter who has spent many hours servicing the tender’s engine and has painted the interior. The Gem is now looking… Continue Reading →

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