Wherry Guestbook

Here are guestbook entries from people who have been on Albion.

If you would like to submit an entry, please Click here

Lloyd Ainsworth(Jack Smith) : July - 2017

Just wanted to say a big thank you to our crew Jeff, Bob and Neil for looking after us on our trip yesterday (22nd July). They were brilliant and really helpful in showing us the ropes of Albion and also good company too. We all had a really good day!

Johnson : July - 2017

Thanks for Thursday 13 July Albion cruise. Weather to order. Time to contemplate naval. Good company. Great lunch hour. Coffee and bikkies. A wonderful day with final personal hiccup which you sorted for us, which deserves real gratitude. Without that gesture the event would have been clouded. As happened you got us out of a real dilemma.

Patricia Hart : July - 2017

Facebook Post : Thank you so much to Henry and his crew for the lovely sail from Cantley to Beccles yesterday. Had a lovely day and hope to be back next year to try another stretch of the rivers.

Lynda Smith : July - 2017

Email extract : I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you to Roger and his crew. We had a wonderful time on the Albion on Saturday. Albeit we were a tad late arriving, my fault and I apologise profusely. We were so lucky with the weather. It was such a lovely and relaxing day. The other guests were also lovely company. So thank you again.

Tessa Payne: July - 2017

We had such a brilliant day on The Albion! The crew were fantastic and really made it special.


Fran Davies : June - 2017

Facebook Post : Massive thanks to Pete, Andy and Chris for making today so brilliant. Such a fantastic experience on a very beautiful lady.


Tripadvisor Review from hector745 : June - 2017

Tripadvisor Review : "What a great day" .
We were invited to join a friend and her family on the Albion what a day out never experienced anything like this before, the crew were great and very friendly informative and encouraged us to be as hands on as we wanted to be. It was a day that we will talk about for a long time and we have some great video and photos thanks to the crew taking us out in their tender to allow us to get shots an videos of the Albion in full sail.

Clovis Meath Baker : May - 2017

Email extract : I just wanted to say what a great time we all had on the ‘Albion’ last Sunday. The boat seemed to be in perfect condition (for its age) and was spotlessly clean inside. It was the ideal setting for a truly memorable family celebration. I hope we will do it again, and soon. Thanks to our crew Ian, Martin and Andy, who did all the work. The younger generation really enjoyed having a chance to participate in quanting and steering the boat.

Helen Starksfield : May - 2017

Google My Business extract : We chartered the Albion for a family trip as a present for our father. The Skipper and crew were really amazing and went out their way to ensure we got to Barton Broad where our father had grown up. We loved every minute of it! If you want to see the Broads from a different angle we would heartily recommend this!

You might be interested in Helen's father's excellent account of this trip :-

A Trip on Albion * (nb filesize ~2Mb).

Ivan Godfrey : September - 2016

Just a brief note to say how much everyone enjoyed our trip with Dave, Rob and Bob on the magnificent Albion on Sunday.
For my wife, whose birthday we were celebrating, it was the realization of one of the dreams of her life and even managed to exceed her high expectations. Every single person who took part (aged 9 to 70) was absolutely thrilled with the whole experience from beginning to end. We have posted a review on Trip Advisor and will certainly publicise as widely as possible amongst our friends (though Devon is a long way from Norfolk!). Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful crew for whom nothing was too much trouble. (Photos courtesy Jane Marriot).


Frances Dyer : August - 2016

Email extract : I just wanted to thank all at the centre for a lovely day on Albion yesterday. The trip was a birthday present for my husband Sam and we were both delighted with the experience of travelling on such an iconic vessel with so much history and the chance to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Broads, the wildlife and scenery. Jeff the skipper, Phil and Steve were great fun while making sure everyone kept safe and sound - I realise now how easy it would be to take a wrong step and fall in! Please thank them all for their care and attention plus the brew-ups. Phil had us in stitches much of the time with his jokes. We hope to come back another year for a cruise.

Graham Kinch : July - 2016

A Couple of photos from a very enjoyable day out with the Sheringham Ramblers. Perfect day, very sunny with just enough wind or the sail to be used. Very attentive and hard working crew. Many thanks from all of us at 'Sheringham Ramblers’.


Poringland & District Men's Shed : July - 2016

Sunday 25th July saw a group from PDMS go sailing aboard the Wherry Albion. Our skipper was Henry Gowman chairman of PDMS and a member of the Norfolk Wherry Trust. Our grateful thanks to him and the crew, Frostie, Robbie and Ivor for a memorable day out.

To view the PDMS Blog of the day click here

Sean Lock : July - 2016

Yet another great experience for my colleagues at National Grid. This is our second charter using Albion for a team engagement event. Colleagues travelled from Newmarket,Felixstowe, Rugby and nearer to home in Norfolk. Our Skipper Bill and Mate Charles made the day with their unrivalled knowledge and sailing skills. We sailed the same route as last year aiming to take lunch at Ranworth Broad, this year though we sailed past to Just outside Horning as we had much stronger wind, returning to the Ranworth dyke in time for a great lunch. If your considering a works event, a day out for a youth group or just for family and friends look no further than Albion........ You will not be disappointed. I enjoy my sailing throughout the year with Scouting but this is just something special, so much so I have bitten the bullet and joined the trust. Next step as I've got the itch is to get involved! To Albion and all in the trust who make this possible.... Thankyou.


Alec Douet : July - 2016

Email extract : Just to say how much we all enjoyed our day on the Albion yesterday. Mike has been most helpful throughout and he and his crew not only expert but very good company. And we were so lucky to have really fine weather.
Many thanks from us all to the Trust

Suzan Walker : July - 2016

Thanks to the crew, David, Cliff and Mike for a brilliant day out. All 12 of us passengers had an enjoyable time relaxing on board your magnificent vessel watching you work hard to ensure we got the most out of our charter. See you next year. Su and friends.

Sheela Banham : June - 2016

A fantastic day out. The crew (Ian, Mick & Neil) were so helpful and kind. Would recommend hiring the wherry for a day out to everyone.


Dylan Baldwin : June - 2016

From Facebook (Drone video sequences of Albion, suggest turning sound on) :-
Had a great day on Friday. Thanks to all the crew, made it even more special.