A Norfolk artist is helping to preserve part of the county's heritage through a series of summer events to keep historic boats afloat.

Wherry Yacht Charter’s summer programme of events at How Hill near Ludham has commenced with an exhibition by multi-media artist Sue Haywood.

Alongside her artistic work, Ms Haywood sells Broadland-themed pictures to raise money to help maintain Wherry Yacht Charter's five historic wherries.

Ms Haywood, from Mundesley, and others in Norfolk are volunteering their time in support of Wherry Yacht Charter.

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It repairs, sustains, and sails five of the eight surviving wherries globally.

Multiple events are on the schedule throughout the summer.

An Egyptian-themed wherry yacht Hathor moored on the River Ant hosts all gatherings, remaining open for viewings until the end of September.

Although there's no entry fee, any donations for the charity’s operational costs are welcome.

The highlights of the summer include a concert by singers Jeff Thomas and Micah taking place on Friday, July 5 from 6pm to 8pm.

A Gong Bath led by Gong Master Emrys Skye is set for Sunday, July 21, at 7pm.

Following that, Holt Ridge Morris Dancers will perform at noon on Saturday, August 3.

And the Wherry Brass Band will provide an encore concert on Saturday, August 31, at 4.30pm.

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WYC trustee director Judith Keogh said: “Wherry Yacht Charter is indebted to these wonderful people who are supporting our charity this summer.

"They are all very talented, so I urge members of the public to join us at How Hill for free entertainment at a stunning riverside location.

"Bring a picnic and hopefully the weather will be kind to us.”

The charity will also operate a pop-up Wherry Stop Cafe selling refreshments from Monday, September 9 to Sunday, September 15, during the Heritage Open Days.