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Wonderful set of pictures of a classic pleasure steamer. How about following up with some of the Norwich Belle, Hotspur and Oulton Belle?

By Stephen Carter
On 22/09/2009

My Great grandfather George Minister Powles was engineer/driver on the Norwich Belle in the 1950's. He resided in the Fishermans hospital Market place after spending most of his working life at sea. Anyone have any info or photos I would be most interested.

By Deborah Dye
On 13/10/2009

Really interested to stumble across this site and in particular this comment by Deborah. George Minister was also my great grandfather via his daughter Elsie, who moved to Norwich after being bombed out of their home in Gt Yarmouth in WW2.

I have a photograph of him on a boat. I will see if I can upload it. 

By Julia Holland
On 04/02/2018

The engine of the Queen of the Broads is now at South Walsham mills.

By richard cox
On 19/12/2021

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