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

30 July 2013

Made of wool, in the UK

June, a lady from Bristol very kindly knitted a lovely model of Heather from wool. It took many hours to complete, working from photographs and measurements. The skilled detail is wonderful, even down to the poles holding the aft roof and buff coloured mooring lines. A woollen model is appropriate, as much of Norfolk's wealth and culture was drawn from the humble textile fibre.

Similarly, a multi~coloured tapestry throw made from up cycled pieces of Scottish tartan has been created by local crafts lady, Kay. However, guessing the name of each clan may take forever! We keep several rugs on board ~ essential for boating and outdoor activities. See more of Kay's handiwork in a cabin at Chandlers' Yard, Ludham Bridge

The best name suggested for the woolly mallard doorstop (July 2012) was Heathcliff, suggested by Nigel and Sara Royall. 


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