Problems of the Norfolk Broads

c. 1948 , Norfolk Broads (Norfolk)

A campaign film highlighting the threats to the Norfolk Broads in the late 1940s.

Depicting the contrasting fortunes of the Norfolk broadlands in the late 1940s, this campaigning amateur film urges immediate action to save them for future generations. The threats facing the Broads are detailed in a series of newspaper cuttings which are illustrated with examples of neglect. The well-kept, established homes on the edge of the Broads are contrasted with the shacks and tin sheds which now clutter its banks, whilst the uninhibited sailing areas of Wroxham Broad are compared with other waterways choked by neglected reedbeds. Further neglect is found amongst the abandoned straithes, moorings and quay headings which threaten to damage craft and endanger Broads users. Problems of access are also highlighted, particularly the issue of 'private' broads. Wide in its scope but clear in its aims, the film ends with a very specific plea to those controlling the future of the Broads: 'This natural heritage can be saved. Your move Gentlemen!'

Keywords

Campaigns; Environment; Local Politics; Sailing; Fishing

Intertitles

Those dwellings were a pleasure to behold.but THESE! On Wroxham Broad, Boating is unhampered.While neglected reed beds choke many others.Overhanging trees in some reaches menace sailing craft.Neglected Staithes & Quay headings endanger Craft & those who navigate them.Some Broads are open to all. Why not others? On a closed Broad. This National Heritage CAN be saved. YOUR move gentlemen.

Other Places

Horning; Wroxham Broad;

Background Information

This would have been made to show at a committee meeting of one of the Broads pressure groups. The preservation of the Norfolk Broads for sailing and boating following the neglect of the war years. The emphasis is on the Broads as an amenity. There is no mention of environmental aspects. i.e. pollution from oil or the fact that the 'neglected' Broads had become a wildlife haven.

Manifestations

Problems of the Norfolk Broads

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