Earlier this year we purchased a small watercolour picture on cardboard of a Broadland eel catcher’s cabin on the riverside. It is a delightful daub of William Leslie Rackham, a gifted Norfolk artist who lived from 1864 to 1944. The vessel appears to be that of a converted ships’ boat. A man is pulling long fyke nets of eels on deck. Rackham’s usual subjects were of lively wherries or yachting scenes and corners of Norwich, however this captures a serious aspect of the working river. Norfolk Sketches Gallery framed the picture. This was kindly sponsored by Caroline Nicholson.