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Reedham Ferry
Plus Reedham Village & Swing Bridge


The Reedham Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the River Yare in Norfolk. It crosses the river near the village of Reedham, forming the only crossing point between the city of Norwich and Great Yarmouth and saving users a journey of more than 30 miles. The current ferry was built in 1984, was designed and built at Oulton Broad by the late Fred Newson & the present owner. The ferry can carry up to 3 cars at a time and can carry a maximum weight of 12 tonnes.

There has been a crossing at Reedham since the early 17th Century. Current owners the Archers came to Reedham Ferry early in 1949 and are still there after 3 generations. The ferry boat (built 1914) was still being hand-wound across the River Yare until early 1950 when the ferry became motorised.

In 2011 the hours of operation are from 7.30AM to 10.00PM Monday to Fridays and 8.00AM to 10.00 Saturdays and Sundays, summer and winter alike.

The Ferry Charges in 2011 were:
    Car / Light Van 3.90
    Car / Light Van Day Return 7.00
    Coach 10.00
    Lorry Under 7 Tonnes 6.00
    Caravan / Trailer 2.00
    Motorcycle 2.00
    Pedestrian 0.50
    Multi Ticket 30.00


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Reedham Ferry
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Reedham Ferry

1914 Ferry

A new ferry was built in 1914. Initially most traffic would have been horse-drawn. Current owners the Archers came to Reedham Ferry early in 1949 and are still there after 3 generations. The ferry boat (built 1914) was still being hand-wound across the River Yare until early 1950 when the ferry became motorised. This ferry was replaced in 1983 by the current ferry.


N.Archer postcard of a coach on the1914  Reedham Ferry
Coach is from Clacton-on-Sea and operator name starts with 'Sh'.
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Jarrold postcard KNB276 of the1914 Reedham Ferry
Vehicle is a Fiat 600 (?)
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Salmon postcard 1-30-05-14 of the1914 Reedham Ferry
Vehicles are a Hillman Avenger and Ford Escort Mk1
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Plastichrome postcard EJN1445 of the1914 Reedham Ferry
Vehicle is a Hillman Minx - Posted 1963
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Salmon postcard 1-30-05-01 of the1914 Reedham Ferry
Leading vehicle is a Hillman Hunter (?)
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Photo postcard of the1914 Reedham Ferry taken on 7th July 1979
Vehicle is a Ford Cortina Mk3
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1984 Ferry

The 1914 ferry was replaced by current ferry which was built in 1984. It was designed and built at Oulton Broad by the late Fred Newson & the present owner. The ferry can carry up to 3 cars at a time and can carry a maximum weight of 12 tonnes.


The 1983 Reedham ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Reedham chain ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Reedham Ferry seen from Southern Belle
Photo: Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009 -  www.simplonpc.co.uk



Reedham Ferry seen from Southern Belle
Photo: Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009 -  www.simplonpc.co.uk



Reedham Ferry seen from Southern Belle
Photo: Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009 -  www.simplonpc.co.uk



Reedham Ferry seen from Southern Belle
Photo: Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009 -  www.simplonpc.co.uk



Reedham Ferry seen from Southern Belle
Photo: Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009 -  www.simplonpc.co.uk



Reedham Ferry seen from Southern Belle
Photo: Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009
REEDHAM FERRY - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th May 2009 -  www.simplonpc.co.uk






Reedham


Southern Belle arriving at Reedham from Great Yarmouth
Contact: www.southernbelle.co.uk - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



Southern Belle arriving at Reedham
Contact: www.southernbelle.co.uk - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



Southern Belle at Reedham
Contact: www.southernbelle.co.uk - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



Reedham seen from Southern Belle
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



MTB 102 at Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



Golden Galleon moored near Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006






Reedham Swing Bridge


Southern Belle passing through the swing bridge at Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



Southern Belle passing through the swing bridge at Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



The swing bridge at Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



The swing bridge at Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006



The swing bridge at Reedham
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th September 2006





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