Norfolk's last remaining vehicle ferry has reopened after month-long maintenance works were carried out.

Reedham Ferry provides the only crossing of the River Yare between Great Yarmouth and Norwich, saving users a journey of more than 30 miles.

But on January 9 the ferry was taken for an inspection and refit in Oulton Broad which the 40-year-old vessel must undergo every three years to maintain its operating licence.

Eastern Daily Press: The vessel has returned to use after undergoing repairs in Oulton BroadThe vessel has returned to use after undergoing repairs in Oulton Broad (Image: James Bass)

The Reedham Ferry Inn, which relies on the vessel to open, said on social media: "Thank you to everyone for the support, patience and all the hard work getting the chain ferry back promptly and safely.

"Everyone involved has worked tirelessly to get her back as quickly as possible and she has never looked fresher."

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A crossing has existed in Reedham since the early 17th century.

It was initially hand-wound but it became motorised in 1950.

The current vessel, built in 1984, can carry up to two vehicles on each crossing, as well as cyclists and pedestrians.

The Archer family took over the ferry in 1949 and three generations have operated the crossing.