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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 →

Maud’s Gallery

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2020 Programme

2020 Programme published

Winter Crew Training at Womack

In the autumn we decided to run some crew training sessions over the winter. Our volunteer skipper Jeff Stamps agreed to lead the session. Winter training with crew only and no members on board works very well. The rivers are… Continue Reading →

Reedham to Womack – 24/9/19

On Tuesday 24th September it was time to return to the Bure with Jimmy James as skipper, from Reedham Ferry to Womack, a journey accomplished in one day, starting late morning and finishing at dusk. This is a report of… Continue Reading →

Photo cut-out board unveiled

Broads Landscape Partnership Scheme – Water, Mills and Marshes Project In March this year Wherry Maud Trust applied for a “Grand for a grand idea” grant and were awarded funds to create a pop-up museum and displays for Wherry Maud…. Continue Reading →

Norfolk Oak for a Norfolk Wherry

Part of the press release below, issued by Mike Barnes on 21st March 2019, was used in the online version of the Eastern Daily Press and then in the printed copy on 27th March. The Wherry Maud Charitable Trust has… Continue Reading →

Breydon with 50mph gusting

Last Wednesday 19th Sept 2018 was the day scheduled for taking Maud from Reedham Ferry back to our winter berth at Womack, Ludham. As you will no doubt remember the weather forecast was not very promising due to Storm Helene…. Continue Reading →

Maud back in Commission 2017

After a successful re-launch in heavy rain on Friday 8th September the trustees of Maud are pleased to report that Maud is ready to sail again from the Norfolk Wherry Trust base at Womack. On Sunday 17th September re-rigging was… Continue Reading →

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