Broads: Special exhibition of historic Beccles Sailing Club

Beccles and District Museum opens for its 2023 season on Saturday, April 1, with a special exhibition featuring the history of Beccles Amateur Sailing Club and also of the Beccles Regatta.

The club has supplied a wealth of historic material for the exhibition going back over a hundred years.

Eastern Daily Press: BASC Saturday Racing in 1951 along the River WaveneyBASC Saturday Racing in 1951 along the River Waveney (Image: Beccles Sailing Club)

Club president Janet Forster-Warnes said: “I’m delighted that Beccles Museum will be hosting the first-ever exhibition of Beccles Amateur Sailing Club’s history.

“The club was formed in 1907 and items including the first-minute book to current activities will be on show.

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“Sailing is available for anyone interested to try as the club will be hosting an open day on May 7, from 11 am, so please come and visit us at the club.”

The sailing club exhibition runs until the end of May and will be followed by an exhibition about the engineering firm of Elliott and Garrood.

The museum at Leman House, Ballygate will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, 1.45pm to 4.30pm until October 28.

Eastern Daily Press: Beccles Museum on BallygateBeccles Museum on Ballygate (Image: Archant)

Eastern Daily Press: One of the sailing club displaysOne of the sailing club displays (Image: Andy Lovegrove)

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