THANKS very much to Carol Gingell from Broadland Memories for passing on this photo taken in the 1970s from a collection by the late John Chesney. It shows the Wensum heading down to where the Novi Sad bridge would be built a quarter of a century later. That will be part of a Boulton and Paul factory building on the extreme left, with Carrow Bridge and Carrow Road not too far out of shot in the distance. You’ll remember I was looking for photos which showed what a mess the river used to look like. This will do nicely don’t you think? Meanwhile the photo below – also taken by John Chesney – shows the old power station further down river. As I understand it, this massive development was on the river because its fuel – coal – was delivered by river in huge coasters. How times have changed.