The Reedham Ferry near the village of Reedham, crosses the River Yare in Norfolk and is the only crossing point between the city of Norwich and Great Yarmouth. It saves the lucky traveller a journey of more than 30 miles.
The current ferry can carry a maximum weight of 12 tonnes, approximately 3 cars and was designed and built at Oulton Broad by the late Fred Newson & the present owner.
There has been a crossing at Reedham since the early 17th Century. The original ferry was called Norfolk Horse Ferries as the horse drawn vehicles were the main users of the ferry boat.
The Archers came to Reedham Ferry early in 1949 and are proud to boast that they are still here after three generations.
In the early 1950's the ferry became motorised, which must have been a great relief to the poor ferryman who had to hand wind the craft across the river.
The hours of operation are from 6.30AM to 10.00PM Monday to Fridays and 8.00AM to 10.00 Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays. The ferry runs on demand so no need to book.