Potter Heigham, The Windmill c.1926
Memories of Potter Heigham
Two years after our first visit we came again, bringing our own river cruisers towed by our own cars. We had located a slipway to launch at Martham boatyard prior to starting the holiday. The location at Martham was difficult to find, for strangers, but eventually we arrived after a long and difficult journey ...Read full memory
I feel I could write a book as the memories were brilliant! We used to spend the whole summer there and I cried when I had to leave. I remember the boatyard which was run by Mr May, his son was called Billy and he was my brother's best friend. My mom used to give me 6d to go into Lathams and buy maggots to go fishing, ...Read full memory
Just by the road bridge on the Yarmouth side was a pub with a long grass garden which went down to the river, on the bank was a post with a notice on it which read "Don't disturb the water otter" and tied to the post was a rusty chain. Now the road to the bridge was like a grandstand overlooking the garden and people in ...Read full memory
As I read out the memorable words from a guide book about the low bridge in Potter Heigham, and thus to be extra careful, I was greeted with the words "Too late" as we rammed the bridge. Thirty years after this photo and we were still causing havoc!