MAUD AT THE LOCKS 17 to 19 June 2022
Norfolk Trading Wherry Maud will be open to the public for viewings at The Locks Inn, Geldeston, for three days in June.
With her distinctive black sail, Wherry Maud is a popular sight on the Norfolk and Suffolk rivers and Broads.
“We are all excited about this event. We are keen to show off our lovely wherry to people at this historic venue,” says Nigel Gutteridge, Trustee of Wherry Maud Trust.”
In years gone by wherries would have been frequent visitors to The Locks as they delivered agricultural produce and other merchandise to locations on the Beccles to Bungay navigation. Maud is larger than the trading wherries that used the Geldeston lock but otherwise faithfully resembles those wherries.
Maud is maintained and sailed by Wherry Maud Trust’s team of dedicated volunteer. This allows members to experience sailings throughout the year. In the week before the Geldeston event Maud will be sailing between Beccles and Geldeston.
At The Locks visitors will be invited to come aboard to view a Timeline of Maud’s history. There will be additional attractions in the garden of the pub. A photo cut out board will give the opportunity for families to take photos posing as a wherryman with his wife and children.
The new Pop-Up Museum will have a selection of photos of trading wherries and the work that they did on the rivers. Inside the Museum gazebo it will be possible to view a selection of short films and to see what fun it is to go on a wherry trip.
How to get there
The Locks Inn is quite remote but surprisingly accessible. Find the details on Facebook at The Locks Inn Community Pub | Facebook, or call them on 01508 830033
Wherry Maud Trust
Wherry Maud Trust was formed as Registered Charity No. 1161285 in 2015 to operate Maud and fulfil certain educational aims. Find out more about her history, volunteers and work
What People Say
A recent visitor to the Pop-Up at Horning Boat Show said:
“The Pop-Up museum is a brilliant new addition to Maud’s viewing days. It’s a chance to follow in pictures the inspiring story of Maud’s recovery from a wreck site through to her restoration into the beautiful sailing vessel she is today …. Impressive research”.
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