A warm, friendly welcome on board

Heather is a traditional yet quirky houseboat, laying on the Broads Waterways of Norfolk and Suffolk. Maintained by friends, she has been home to artists, holiday visitors and mariners for generations.

See on board the houseboat, visit the touring shop and relax on the riverside.


Public Staithes

Public Staithes

22 November 2013

Tinkling the ivories


A new addition to the boats' inventory is rather bizarrely a smaller, but weighty yacht piano forte. The piano has an oak case made by E Woods of Norwich around 1930 and was previously kept by a lady piano teacher in the city.

Presently stored at Catfield, we plan to have it cleaned and re tuned, ready for the 2014 season. There is just enough room in the after well ~ with the amount of gear on board, Heather can sometimes seem like a TARDIS. If anybody knows the history of the piano, we'd like to hear from you.

Chris

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