What do you know about Nobby Clarke
Well most importantly his contraption features on the FCF thread "On your Bike"
this very day
Bert 'Nobby' Clarke was a ferryman from Thorpe who worked a river crossing at Whitlingham.
He bought part of the contraption in Wroxham in 1947 and
created a vessel which for years was the talk of the waterways. It was entirely pedal powered, with bicycle parts turning two rear-mounted paddle wheels. A steering wheel was fitted onto two floats.
Nobby also worked as a diver for the police and his water bike was apparently used in the recovery of 31 bodies from the river between the 1930s and 1960s.
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