TG2309 : The Pleasure Wherry 'Ardea'

taken 5 months ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Pleasure Wherry 'Ardea'
The Pleasure Wherry 'Ardea'
Presently moored on the River Wensum by Jarrold Bridge. Ardea was commissioned by Howard Hollingsworth, the millionaire co-founder of the Oxford Street department store Bourne and Hollingsworth, and built in 1927 at Leo Robinsonís yard in Lowestoft. Howard Dunkerley bought her in the late 1950s and took her to France where she was used as a houseboat in Paris. In 1974 she was acquired by Philippe Rouff, who re-instated her as a charter vessel and as such she travelled the European canal system in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, until she was sold in 2005 and transported back to the Norfolk Broads by lorry. The vessel is unique amongst the surviving wherries in that she was built of teak and has a varnished, rather than painted, hull. Her name is derived from the Latin name for the heron family, and she features a heron silhouette on her vane.
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 7 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2364 0924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.0879N 1:18.2132E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2360 0925
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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