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Lowestoft & Oulton Broad

Motor Boat Club

Founded 1933

Photo Gallery / 1940's

Top Turn

1947 : The park was packed for the Daily Mirror Trophy meeting.

1947 : Edward Tuck's runabout Red Squirrel moored in front of the thatched-roof Clubhouse.


1948 : Billy Nichols in Noon.

1949 : Harmer Copeman's reverse 3-pointer Barracuda, winner of the inaugural Battle of Britain meeting.

1948 : The hydro pits behind the old clubhouse.

1948 : Rex Trye in his flat-bottom runabout Atomic.

1949 : Charles Drake in his Ford powered Darby-one-Design inboard hydro Mitsie.

1949 : Don Juler in Ifit II, a pre-war Jacoby powered by a rare 350cc Neptune outboard.

1949 : Bert Savidge in his 229cc Johnson powered Jacoby Antelope, winner of the Daily Mirror Trophy.

1949 : Darby-one-Design inboard hydro's hit the start line, let my Alan Darby in Who's Darby?.

Leon Russell on the microphone - the commentary position was open to the elements !

Toby Sutton in Zizza at the top bouy.

1948 Mirror Pit scene

Alan Ashford prepares Big Apple during the 1948 Daily Mirror Trophy meeting.

The starting clock and minute board.

1947 : The pits at the Daily Mirror meeting - the Sea Scouts were enlisted to assist the drivers.

Billy Nichols (41) leads the way round the topy buoy in Rapier. Note the lack of crash helmets.

Alan Darby celebrates winning the 1947 Daily Mirror Trophy.

1949 prog cover 1949 entry list

Race entries for the 1949 season at Oulton Broad

Over 2500 programmes were sold at this bank holiday meeting !


For many years Motor Boat magazine supplied the artwork for the front cover of the race programme.

1949 Progamme cover Murrey Walker

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.