Public Open Days
Albion, a Norfolk wherry, celebrating her 123rd birthday in 2021 was built as a cargo carrying sailing barge and rescued by Norfolk Wherry Trust in 1949, and maintained in sailing condition by volunteers ever since. She has a vast black sail and her hull measures some 60′ long by 15′ wide. Voted ‘runner up’ Flagship of the Year by National Historic Ships in 2010, she has featured in TV programmes hosted by Matt Baker and Giles Coren and hosted Timothy West and Prunella Scales in an episode of Great Canal Journeys. Come and see the Broads icon that enchanted them.
Albion Open Days – Please check for any late changes before travelling.
Heritage Open Days are planned for Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September 2021 at Albion’s Ludham base – 10am until 3pm. For further details, please email us.
- 12th June 2021 – 18:30 Annual General Meeting – open to members to attend – held outside at Ludham base.
- On Saturday evening 25th September, Albion will be moored in Womack Water to act as the rounding point for the inaugural Ludham Illuminated Boat Parade – public viewing will be from Womack Staithe – for more details visit their Facebook page (opens in new tab).
- 20th November 2021 – Member’s Laying-up Supper – details to follow,
You may wish to sail on Albion for a day, gliding along our wonderful rivers through magical wetlands. There are several of these scheduled during the Summer. For further details see our Day Cruises page. Bookings through our Charter Secretary: Midge Harris by email, Tel: 01362 822058 (evenings).