The Two Rivers Artists Festive Fair this year takes place on 16th November at  the New Victory Hall, Neatishead. 10am – 3pm.

Once again, this fantastic event offers you the chance to meet Norfolk artists & artisans using traditional skills to make beautiful, unique and individual objects; artefacts and designs which last – the antithesis of the high street throw away.   It will be bursting with imagination, inspiration and quality, supporting talented local artists and artisans who genuinely craft their ideas from concept to creation.

There will be fantastic guest artists and artisans to add to an eclectic mix which and the Fair will be supporting the brilliant local Nancy Oldfield Trust (which has also received a Love the Broads’ grant this year). Delicious, homemade, refreshments will be available.    See you there!


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Thank you to Broadland Cycle Hire and its fantastic customers for their donation of £400 to help us with our work to keep the Broads special.

We wish Peter Kiernan every success in taking over this amazing cycle hire business and Peter Howe, former owner and loyal and hardworking Trustee of the Broads Trust/Love the Broads, a wonderful “retirement” but we will be keeping him very busy.

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Thurne Mill

Everyone’s invited to the launch of the Capturing Memories event being held at Thurne Mill from 2-4pm on Sunday 1st September.  This induction and reception will showcase this amazing project which has been funded by Love the Broads and Water, Mills & Marshes.   Attendance is free but donations are welcome.

Please RSVP by email or by telephone on 07796407864

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(Left to right: Kate Aldridge, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Nicky Rowbottom, Suffolk Otter Group, Peter Howe, Trustee of the Broads Trust which administers Love the Broads, Stephen Bradnock, Nancy Oldfield Trust, Carol Horner and Debra Nicholson of Friends of Thurne Mill)

A grant cheque for more than £5,000 has been presented to four amazing projects which will help wildlife, an iconic building, the visitor experience and people’s wellbeing in the Broads National Park.   Businesses, Members and grant beneficiaries attended the presentation which was held at the Nancy Oldfield HQ at Neatishead on a very sunny and warm day.   The grant beneficiaries are:

Suffolk Otter Group – £822 – surveying of the otter population at three Suffolk Wildlife Trust  Nature Reserves in the Lower Waveney

Norfolk Wildlife Trust – £2,125 – for an interpretation board on Heron’s Carr boardwalk overlooking Barton Broad (part of Tipping the Balance)

Friends of Thurne Mill – £2,034 – capturing memories of the past of this iconic Mill through digital and pictorial documents to be available online and through libraries and Mill archives

Nancy Oldfield Trust – £500 – to purchase presentation equipment to raise additional funds for free boating activities for people who are in palliative care or who have received diagnosis of a terminal illness. This project was exclusively supported by Norfolk Broads Direct.

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations to enable us to help to keep the Broads National Park special and for people to enjoy.

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A huge thank you to Burnt Fen Alpacas and your fabulous customers for your kind donation of £125 from your guided alpacas walks in the Broads.


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