On Saturday and on Sunday we are all looking forward to another interesting weekend as part of the NORFOLK HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

On Saturday 16 September Norfolk Trading Wherry “Maud” and Pleasure Wherry “Hathor” will be open for viewings at How Hill from 10.00 until 17.00. [Post code: NR29 5PG]

Step on board the vessels and view their interiors and displays of photos. Visit Maud’s Pop-Up Museum in a gazebo.

Come on foot, by bike, by car or by boat. Come on board the wherries, view from the footpath or visit Maud’s Pop-Up Museum. Enthusiastic volunteers will be there to greet you and talk to you from their personal experience. They work with the Trustees who look after these beautiful boats and help to sail and maintain them.

The Wherry Stop will be serving teas and home-made cakes.

Maud at How Hill, Sept 22. Neil Thomas

On Sunday 17 September Trading Wherry “Maud” will be open for viewings at the Museum of the Broads at Stalham from 10.30 until 16.00. [Post code: NR12 9DA]Maud makes a guest appearance at the Museum at least once each year. This year she will arrive at Stalham on Thursday 14 September and depart on Friday 22 September. Both the Museum and Wherry “Maud” will be participating in Heritage Open Days on Sunday 17 September, giving people the chance to enter the Museum and come on board the wherry free of charge.Maud will also be open for visitors to the Museum during normal opening hours on Wednesday 20 September and Thursday 21 September. There is a huge variety of displays and exhibits about the history of the local area in the Museum. You should find mentions of river transport by wherry in many of them. Look for watercolours of wherries in the Special Exhibition “Philippa Miller – Broadland’s Artist”.Light refreshments will be available in the Museum.

Maud and Hathor on Barton Broad, Sept 2022. Neil Thomas