TG2906 : Billy Bluelight at Bramerton Woods End

taken 12 years ago, near to Kirby Bedon, Norfolk, Great Britain

Billy Bluelight at Bramerton Woods End
Billy Bluelight at Bramerton Woods End
A begloved and behatted Billy Bluelight outside The Woods End on the banks of the River Yare; the photo being taken from the water's edge.
In the 1920s/30s Billy Bluelight used to challenge boat trippers to races along the river bank from Norwich towards Great Yarmouth. He was famed for his claim...
"My name is Billy Bluelight, my age is 45, I hope to get to Carrow Bridge before the boat arrive." (he is said to have remained '45' for many years)
The statue has an adjacent 'audio post'; turn the handle and hear his story; one of a number of such installations along the Wherryman's Way which stretches 35 miles from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.
For more information on :
Billy Bluelight : LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
The Wherryman's Way : LinkExternal link
The Woods End :
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Saturday, 28 January, 2006   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 January, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2902 0618 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.3057N 1:22.8476E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2902 0620
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