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Forsyth Wherry Yard

Albion is a national treasure – built specifically as a sailing trading barge for the Broads, she is now 114yrs old and a member of the Historic Fleet under the auspices of National Historic Ships.

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Albion is a national treasure – built specifically as a sailing trading barge for the Broads, she is now 114yrs old and a member of the Historic Fleet under the auspices of National Historic Ships. She is made from oak, about 60ft long and 15ft wide with a 50ft mast and carried 40 tons of cargo propelled by her vast black sail. Albion has featured in programmes for BBC Countryfile and ITV Countrywise and is appearing in a documentary programme for BBC2 shortly. There were over 300 of these iconic Broadland craft but now there only two left. To learn more about the colourful history of wherries and their crews, and to find out how Albion makes her living now, come along and meet her modern crew.

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