Wherry Guestbook

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

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Tripadvisor Review from GlobeTrotting94097 : September - 2018

Tripadvisor Review : "50th birthday".
What a special day to celebrate our sons 50th birthday. The crew were amazing involving us in the sailing of this magnificent barge . If you want something different for a special occasion there is not a better way to do it xx

Tripadvisor Review from McKenzie303 : September - 2018

Tripadvisor Review : "Wish We Could've Stayed Longer!".
Marvellous! Simply marvellous! Well done to all the crew & staff at NWT! You have created an experience unlike any other. Thank you for making Carl 'Big Dog' 'Queenie' Murray's 50th such a special day.

We WILL be back!

Sean Lock : September - 2018

Thanks to Henry and Phil for a great day yesterday taking family and friends on a trip to Malthouse broad. Lovely lunch in the Malsters, always good food. Returning to base with all having a great day on the Norfolk broads. Lots of great comments from all my guests yesterday evening on the condition of the boat and the great crew.

Colin Goff : August - 2018

Google My Business Review : Lovely volunteers that are so knowledgeable about the black sail wherry’s in Norfolk. Beautiful Boat in a lovely condition a credit to the crew and all the volunteers that give their time to them.

Catherine Drake : August - 2018

Facebook Review : All 12 of us had such an amazing day sailing the Albion, there was music and laughter all the way! The crew were incredible and I can't wait to go again!! If you get the chance I 100% recommend

Tripadvisor Review from dgpointon41 : August - 2018

Tripadvisor Review : "A wedding blessing".
I hired the Albion to transport our party to a wedding blessing at St Benets Abbey. The Captain and crew were marvellous and gave a lovely sail to the Abbey site. We were there joined my many other friends and family The Albion has been dressed overall and moorings effected. It was a lovely trip made lovelier by the 120 year old boat and her crew. Thank you Roger and crew.

Tripadvisor Review from Su S : August - 2018

Tripadvisor Review : "Another fun day on the Broads".
Thanks to the amazing crew for their warm welcome. Every effort was made to ensure we had an enjoyable day. Nothing was too much trouble. We were all invited to take part or just to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. When sailing on the Wherry you definitely feel part of her history.

Suzan Walker : August - 2018

Another enjoyable day on the Broads. Thanks to the crew for their warm welcome and working so hard to make sure we had a fun day.

Martin Collins : July - 2018

Facebook Review : A most enjoyable day out on the hottest day of the year on the Albion, facing 32 Deg C + of baking sunshine. The NNR volunteers and staff enjoyed a most memorable day on the Albion. Thanks go out to Martin Symes, host and organiser, also Skipper Rob Hole, Mate Nick Herridge, and Trainee Skipper Mick Harris. I have included a short video of the mast being lowered, 2 tonnes of lead below and 2 tonnes of mast above, makes for a good balancing act... (The video is on the NWT Facebook page).

Trevor Hipperson : July - 2018

A sizzling day aboard Albion was enjoyed by our party and special thanks to the crew of Roger, Mick, Phil and George for making the day so enjoyable.

Carol Griffin : July - 2018

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day on the Albion, being experienced dinghy and yacht sailers it was interesting and enjoyable to experience the relaxed pace of the day and join in with the endless banter of the volunteer crew. The Albion certainly casts an impressive sight and seems to command a huge amount of respect from hire boaters or was that just fear with 20+ tons of boat and 1200 sq feet of black sail blocking out their daylight.

Kevin Warner : July - 2018

Google My Business Review : Me and my wife went on the river sailing from Cantley, sailing along just using the wind was wonderful. Thanks to Roger and all the crew it made for great day out, the crew knew lots about the wherry past, present and how they work. The whole crew are very friendly, if you want good day out on river you sure do this. Thank you again for a great day out. Kevin & Alison.

Emily Greves : July - 2018

Facebook Review : Hi I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the trip we enjoyed on Friday. The crew were fab, Albion kitted out brilliantly. We came for my Dads 70th, he loved it and it was an excellent activity to get away from technology, stresses and strains if every day life and to simply be! Will definitely recommend and do again. Many thanks.

Ned Nicholson : July - 2018

The Albion is such an iconic site and a real privilege to spend time on the river.Big thank you to Jefff and the crew for making it such a lovely day. Would thoroughly recommend it to all.

Rosie Edgington : June - 2018

What a great day. Lots of wind and sunshine and laughter. Loved it. The Albion is a fantastic boat. Thank you.

David Snow : June - 2018

A wonderful outing for the Norfolk Potterers thanks to great weather, great facilities and a most helpful ,friendly and professional group of volunteers who made the day possible. Many thanks.

Richard Jefferson : June - 2018

Twelve 75 to 79 year olds had a fantastic day out on Albion. Wonderful weather, good wind. Crew most helpful and very friendly. An experience to be remembered.

Martin Tailford : June - 2018

Thank you for a fantastic weekend on Albion. We really enjoyed being in the fresh air working with the crew to help sail and quant when necessary. Everyone was well catered for with good food and the bunks were comfortable both nights. The pub we had our evening meal at on 2nd night worked well to. The trips in the dinghy to get excellent pictures were fun - ALL ROUND ENJOYABLE.

Margo Mitchell : June - 2018

Facebook Review : With my Dad's 80th birthday coming up there was only one thing we wanted to do... take a trip on Albion. We were the first Charter this year and it didn't show. We had an amazing day looked after by three attentive and knowledgeable crew. The wherry is beautiful and very well looked after. I would strongly recommend a trip out to all. Thank you for helping us mark the occasion in cool style.

Helen Green : September - 2017

My Girlguiding Norfolk Archive Team had the most glorious day on the Albion yesterday. We loved every minute of learning what you teach young people who come to learn from you, and the wonderful sail we had. It was a truly memorable day and we will be spreading the word amongst our Girlguiding Norfolk friends. What a gem hidden on our local doorstep, the Broads. And you even organised the Sunshine. Just loved it - our grateful thanks from all of us!

Elaine Turner : September - 2017

We had a great time on The Albion, did some wonderful sailing and were greatly entertained by the crew. The Albion has been skilfully restored to beyond her former glory. Everyone who wanted to, got a chance to help with the running of the boat and the weather was kind to us.

Christopher Barnard : September - 2017

Just a quick note to say that the family had a fantastic day on Saturday, very lucky with the weather and Geoff (Skipper) and the two Mikes/Micks (Crew) were absolutely great, very accommodating and friendly. Needless to say the Albion was a great experience and a wonderful and tranquil way of sailing on the Broads. Many, many thanks to all.

Aileen Beck : September - 2017

Flickr Album : Webmaster note, Aileen sent us a wonderful set of photographs of her trip that we think totally encapsulates a day out on Albion. We hope you enjoy them, the complete album can be found here.

Brian Morris : August - 2017

We recently charted the Albion for a family 80th birthday celebration. It truly was the best family celebration we've ever had, we knew we were in for something special when our Skipper, Henry gave a safety talk that was entertaining and fascinating! The crew were great full of stories and helped create a relaxing calm day. I really don't think you could have a more magical experience and we will definitely charter the Albion again!

Bridget Lowe : August - 2017

Google My Business Review : We've just come back from a day on the Albion to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday and have all had a fabulous day. The skipper and crew were knowledgeable, friendly and had a cracking line in banter. I would thoroughly recommend it as a lovely relaxed day for a special occasion. Excellent!

Tripadvisor Review from norfolkbroad75 : August - 2017

Tripadvisor Review : "No better way to spend a day in Norfolk".
Hire the wherry Albion and you and up to 11 friends will enjoy the most amazing day in Norfolk. The crew are so very friendly & helpful and you feel safe with them in control . You can sit on the deck and watch the world go by or join in by trying your hand at steering the Albion or raising/lowering the sail. An opportunity for a brilliant day out.

Sheela Banham : August - 2017

Email extract : Many thanks to skipper Roger and crew Bob and Phil for a wonderful day on the Wherry. Highly recommended for a peaceful, relaxing day out.

Sheila Lindon : August - 2017

Email extract : Just to let you know that our guests had a wonderful time on both charters [7th & 8th], the skippers and crew members (Ian, Jeff, Phil, Nick and Neil) did everything to ensure that the trip ran faultlessly and even the rain on the afternoon of the 8th did not put a dampener on the day. Thank you all very much.

Ludham Archive Group : July - 2017

The Ludham Archive Group would like to thank the Crew of Albion, Roger, Mick, George and Ivor for the lovely trip to Black Horse Broad. They were all informative, helpful and did the Norfolk Wherry Trust proud. We had good company, excellent food for passengers and crew and a windy day to add a bit of fun. Mike Fuller had a lovely time chatting to passing boats while the rest of us gave the obligatory regal waves. A wonderful day out. Thank You.

Tripadvisor Review from NorfolkRailFan : July - 2017

Tripadvisor Review : "Amazing trip and amazing crew".
Enjoyed a trip, to Ranworth, with a great crew. Weather not perfect but that didn't matter too much. Sail on a sunny day and you will not want the day to end. Plenty of opportunities to help with the sailing. Will definitely be coming again.

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.

Marianne Bertsch-Junger : May - 2017

A lovely reminder of my first trip aboard Albion in 1996, thanks do much to Ian and the crew for such a wonderful day.

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).