A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat, artistic refuge and home for over a century, laying on the ancient Broads Waterways of Norfolk.

It is our aim to preserve the distinctive character of Heather, enabling future generations to enjoy her charms. We welcome you to explore the houseboat and bountiful riverside beyond...

Andrew, Timothy and Christopher

28 November 2011

Broads Society AGM

Chris joined Jill Wickens, the Society's Harnser magazine editor for the Annual General Meeting of the Broads Society, the original conservation and campaigning group of the Broads. The meeting took place at the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, on the shore of Wroxham Broad on Saturday 26th November.

'The Broads Society was founded in 1956 by Len Ramuz to promote the future well-being of the Broads area and provide a focus for all who are interested in the region – navigators, naturalists, farmers, residents and visitors alike'.

After a splendid luncheon, official business from a set agenda was followed by a lively discussion on important topical Broads issues, including water quality and possible threats from flooding. Suggestions of changing the name of the Society to 'Friends of the Broads' was highly popular as it is may appear more attractive to potential new members.

The Founder, Len Ramuz at one time owned the renowned Motor Houseboat DORIS ~ one of the largest and most stately vessels afloat on the Broads. Built by the prestigious shipyard of  JW Brooke & Co Ltd at Lake Lothing, she was launched in 1931. Doris was in poor condition for decades and is presently being renovated. Soon Doris will once more gracefully ply both inland and coastal waters. More information on MHB Doris in the future.

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