Before the Beginning pre-1930

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

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

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The experimental Brooke hydroplane Surprise on Oulton Broad in 1905.

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

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

Elgiva competing on Oulton Broad in June 1905.

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Cordon Rouge and Vicuna racing offshore at Lowestoft in 1911.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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1920  Another  view from Everitts Park.