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

15 November 2016

Clean sweep

With winter drawing in, it is time again to service the chimney. This is a messy, though very necessary job, ensuring the pipes are not clogged up with soot.

On a trip to Stoke on Trent, it was good to see evidence of the earlier industrial pottery factories scattered around, including some bottle kiln chimneys. Several towns, like Longton make up the modern city and the local people are very friendly.

I felt much of Stoke had a rather sad aura of forlorn creative enterprise, similar to parts of the once bustling riverside of Hoveton ~ Wroxham and Broadland.

Most of the crockery supplied to Broadland boat letting companies, including the houseboat, was produced in the Midland Potteries.


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King's Head Staithe, Hoveton, pictured from Wroxham public Parish Staithe