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

24 April 2015

Postcard from Broadland

Designer and classic Broadland boat owner, Tim Johnson has created a series of attractive, eye catching posters to promote the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads area. The first poster depicts the ruins of St Benets at Holme Abbey. We were thrilled when Tim used an image of Heather to create number 2 in the series. She is shown laying at anchor on Salhouse Broad in the dappled afternoon sunshine.

Tim drew his inspiration for making the postcards from the numerous iconic marketing posters commissioned by rail companies. These were usually displayed at stations. During holidays in Broadland as a child, Tim collected postcard versions of the classic colourful railway posters.

Apart from the extensive network of navigable canals and rivers, the shallow rivers, lakes and marshes of Broadland together form the largest conserved water space in the UK. The area is not officially designated a National Park in law, however it is linked to other conservation and marine~navigation bodies.


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