Flotilla to mark 70 years since the ‘Invasion of Black Horse Broad’

PUBLISHED: 16:12 27 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:12 27 March 2019

Hoveton Little Broad, also known as Black Horse Broad. Picture: HOLLY HANCOCK

Hoveton Little Broad, also known as Black Horse Broad. Picture: HOLLY HANCOCK


It came to be known as the ‘Invasion of Black Horse Broad’, and it opened up a Norfolk beauty spot for recreation.

And boating enthusiasts are getting ready to mark a special milestone - 70 years since a barricade barring the entrance of the privately-owned Hoveton Little Broad (also known as Black Horse Broad) was removed.

A celebration is being planned for Sunday, April 28, and will feature a flotilla of boats travelling from Wroxham and other Broadland ports to the entrance of Hoveton Little Broad, near Horning, from 12.30pm.

Guest of honour will be Alan Lee, grandson of Herbert Woods, who led the campaign to remove the barricade.

There will also be a historical display about the broad at Wroxham Hotel from 12.30pm.

The event was originally scheduled for March 17, but heavy wind meant the plans had to be changed.

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