Before the Beginning pre-1930

Mawdsley Brooke racing Baby 1 for the Brooke Trophy on Oulton Broad in June 1905.

Mawdsley Brooke was responsible for bringing motorboat racing to Oulton Broad.

The experimental Brooke hydroplane Surprise on Oulton Broad in 1905.

Build in 1904, Baby 1 was one of the first successful racing craft from the Brooke boatyard located on Lake Lothing.

With the maltings in the background, the 20hp Sterling powered 

Elgiva competing on Oulton Broad in June 1905.

Cordon Rouge and Vicuna racing offshore at Lowestoft in 1911.

Built at Norwich by Boulton & Paul, DollyDo II competed offshore at Lowestoft and on Wroxham Broad in 1909.

With the Everitts Park in the background, Napier IV racing on Oulton Broad in 1910.

Nicholas Everitt

Crusader  was another Hollingsworth craft which competed in 1913. The west-end department store owner would later donate Nicholas Everitt Park to the Lowestoft Corporation - a permanent legacy to motorboat racing on the Broad.

The start of the Daily Mirror Trophy offshore at Lowestoft in 1929. The event would later be transferred to Oulton Broad.

1912  The view from Everitts Park looking towards the Wherry Hotel.

Jack Brooke driving Bulldog in the 1929 Duke of York Trophy race on the River Thames.

1920  Another  view from Everitts Park.

Racing on Oulton Broad - the world's oldest motorboat racing venue