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pargeandmarge
Feb-12-2020 @ 6:32 PM                           Permalink
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Thank you Craig
So many people and The Broads as a place have benefited from your life and will benefit from your legacy.
RIP and thank you for your amazing data base.
Kindest Regards and thoughts.
Marge and Parge.

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I second that post. Sums it up perfectly.

The older I get...
The better I was....!!

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Wow sad indeed, I use his data base regularly, a sad loss, thoughts with his family and freinds.

Regards

Adrian  Michelle

Beck  Braydon and Mere.

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what a sad loss. Craig gave so much to the broads he will be missed very much. and he was such a fantastic bloke always helping
I'm going to miss him so. one of those people who can never be replaced


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I have several memories of Craig.

One memory is of the moment when he was moored on his boat in Horning, capturing pictures of a 3RR start  -  he placed a camera on the roof of his boat, hoping to record pictures of the racers.
When the race yacht that I was on came close to relocating his camera into the river with our boom, he relocated the camera to a safer place with a cheerful laugh.
He was as much a part of the race as we were.
Craig ENJOYED the rivers.

He had a lovely, Laid Back style.
His passion for Broads Boats fulfilled many, many people. There are countless enquiries here and elsewhere, where people have asked about an old boat, and the trail has been passed to Craig.

Craig was a Good Guy, who gave a lot to the Broads community, and will be missed.




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Over the years we have waved across the river to Craig, corresponded by email, and shared photos. I could not begin to add up how many times I have used his lovingly put together database of information about  Broads boats which spans numerous decades - his passion was clear, and he used it in such a special way, bringing information but also much joy to those seeking detail or photographs for many reasons. I sincerely hope his legacy can somehow continue.

To Craig's wife and family, who we don't know personally, all we can do is send our condolences for the loss of a clearly lovely man, and to tell them how many people were touched by Craig and his deeply held Broads passion.

Thank you Craig.

Karen & Mike

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"

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Indeed a great loss. I remember the first time I met him he was skulking round the yard and I just could not work out what he was doing, one and a half hours later I knew   Playful Wink  .  I do hope that perhaps the forum might do something about his famous website, he deserves having it preserved and maintained as a lasting memorial.  I'm sure he is still looking down on all the boats from a lofty vantage point

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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Craig was a lovely guy and a Broads friend, he was a fantastic ambassador for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and will be sadly missed.
RIP Craig.

if it is to be it is up to me.

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billmaxted said, "I do hope that perhaps the forum might do something about his famous website, he deserves having it preserved and maintained as a lasting memorial."

I entirely agree. Norfolk Broads Network has expressed the same sentiment, and, it seems, there is someone there with the necessary skills to run/maintain the database. Financing may be an issue.

I think this is too important a project to be lost through interforum rivalry or personal spats from years ago. I would hope there could be some co-operation, if that is what is required. It should continue as before, a totally independent resource, for everyone to use and enjoy.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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I agree Pally something needs to be done to preserve Craigs legacy but the NBN is not the vehicle todothis, they will inevitably corrupt the pureness of Craigs work and find some way to monetize the site which is something I know would not be Craigs wish, His familly of course must be consulted as of course must Horning Gallery. I persinally would like to see someone like the young lady who runs Broadland memories take it under her wing and would gladly offer financial support to enable the transition.

if it is to be it is up to me.

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