Brading, From The Down
Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell
Medium: Photographic print
"Brading lies at the base of the emerald-toned and lofty Brading Down, and is surrounded by the woods of Nunwell. The great feature of the town is the Haven. Brading Haven, at high water, is an extensive lake; but at low water the mud banks, and the crawling Yar in its midst, form by no means a pleasant prospect...
Thorne speaks very pleasantly of the queen's town of Brading:-'From the mouth of the harbour you see a really noble lake, embrayed between hills of moderate elevation, which are covered pretty thickly with trees, in many places down to the very edge of the water. Along the banks and on the sides of the hills are scattered many neat houses, and a church or two, and the head of the lake is surrounded by a lofty range of downs; whilst the surface itself, of a deep azure hue, glitters with numerous glancing sails, and is alive with hundreds of silver-winged sea-gulls...'"
Text by James Redding Ware.