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Humphrey Boardman

Died on 15th June 1998 at the age of 93. Attended Norwich School, Malvern College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He qualified as an architect and joined the family firm in Norwich. He married Vera Wilson in 1934. They had three children. Vera died in 1969 and two years later he married Isobel Aitkin.

Rowing was an early passion. He rowed for Britain in the Olympic Games of 1928 and won two gold medals at the 1930 Empire Games. He went on to coach the Cambridge boat crews.

In 1948 he was one of the first people who responded to the call to preserve a Norfolk Trading Wherry. In 1949 he was present at the first meeting when the Norfolk Wherry Trust was formed and became its first Chairman, a task he performed to the best advantage of the Trust for many years. His association with the Trust was of long standing and he played an especially valuable part in promoting "Save the Wherry Week" in 1966. At this death he still held the position of Vice President.