Other marsh activities

A Man of the Marshes (1947 – 2018)

Wally tells his story as the ‘King’ of the marshes. He is the last hand reedcutter and is leaving his legacy of knowledge to his sons.  I was born in Rockland St Mary, in the old Post Office row, in 1947. I had two sisters and one brother.  I just got one sister left now. […]

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A view of Norfolk from the air (1960s – 2019)

Mike gained his flying licence and over many years he has built up an extensive library of aerial photos of the Broads which show the changing landscape of the area. I was born in Gorleston-on-Sea in 1940 and we lived in Trafalgar Road West. My parents both died while I was young so I haven’t […]

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Artist Ambassador for the Broads (1960s – 2018)

David is an internationally recognised artist, known for painting ethereal, atmospheric depictions of the Norfolk Broads. He grew up in Norfolk and pursued his love for his environment through his profession of painting. He is active in the protection of the Norfolk Broads and the wildlife that resides within it. Growing up in Norfolk I […]

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Bringing power to the marshes (1961-2019)

Kerry worked for Eastern Electricity for many years before setting up his own company providing helicopter surveys. He describes the challenges of installing and maintaining overhead and underground cables on the marshes. Early life I was born in June 1945 in Stoke on Trent. Both my parents were born there and my grandfather ran a […]

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Bringing the story of the Broads alive (1996-2019)

Nicola is the first curator at the museum of the Broads, part of her remit was to increase visitor numbers to the museum. Nicola introduced the highly successful Heritage Open Days and the museum puts on a special exhibition every year.   Life before the Museum I had a fairly nomadic childhood. I was born in […]

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The Norfolk Potter (1999 – 2019)

Potter Pat works in an old thatcher’s yard in Salhouse, Norfolk. She uses local silt in her work, follow the process of cleansing the Broads, her work becoming lighter and brighter, with a sense of water moving and times changing.  I was brought up in Hellesdon and went to Firside primary school, I stayed in […]

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