The post-war era 1940-49
1947 Edward Tuck's runabout Red Squirrel moored in front of the thatched-roof Clubhouse.
1948 Billy Nichols in Noon.
1947 Alan Darby celebrates winning the Daily Mirror Trophy.
1948 Alan Ashford prepares Big Apple during the Daily Mirror Trophy meeting.
Leon Russell on the microphone - the commentary position was open to the elements !
Billy Nichols (41) leads the way round the top buoy in Rapier. Note the lack of crash helmets which were not required until 1953.
On the 30th August 1947 the East Coast Championship at Oulton was broadcast live by BBC radio. The commentator was a young Murrey Walker who would go on to to be the voice of F1 motor racing. His father Grahame had previously provided commentary for several post-war race meetings.
1949 Bert Savidge in his 229cc Johnson powered Jacoby Antelope, winner of the Daily Mirror Trophy.
1947 The pits during the Daily Mirror meeting - the Sea Scouts were enlisted to assist the drivers and sell race programmes.
1949 Don Juler in Ifit II, a pre-war Jacoby powered by a rare 350cc Neptune outboard.
1949 Charles Drake in his Ford powered Darby-one-Design inboard hydro Mitsie.
1949 Harmer Copeman's reverse 3-pointer Barracuda, winner of the inaugural Battle of Britain Trophy.
Toby Sutton in Zizza and Billy Nichols in Rapier at the top bouy.
The starting clock and minute board
1949 Darby-one-Design inboard hydro's hit the start line led by Alan Darby in Who's Darby?.
1948 The hydro pits behind the old clubhouse.
Race entries for the 1949 season at Oulton Broad
1947 The park was packed for the Daily Mirror Trophy meeting.
Pre-computer timing system
Charlie Nichols - founder of the Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club