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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.  In 2021, Albion featured in an episode of  two Channel 5 series – Motorhoming with Paul Merton and Suki Webster and Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out.   Come and see the Broads icon that enchanted them all.

Albion Open Days

Open Days are provisionally scheduled for Sunday 10th July 2022 at Oulton Broad, Sunday 17th July 2022 at Beccles and and Stalham (Museum of the Broads) Thursday 25th August 2022 10am -3pm,   Heritage Open Days are planned for Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022 at Albion’s Ludham base –  10am until 3pm.  For further details, please email us.

Other Events

  • 25th June 2022  – 18:30 Annual General Meeting – open to members to attend – held  at Ludham base.
  • 26th June 2022 – Ludham Open Gardens – details nearer the date.
  • 19th November 2022 – Member’s Laying-up Supper – details here.

Day Cruises

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.


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