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Dyke At Wroxham Bridge

Dyke At Wroxham Bridge

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 13

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Dyke at the Wroxham Bridge. – Note the yachts lying moored in the Bure. This bridge is the Ultima Thule of most yachts, as after passing Wroxham village the river rapidly narrows, and gets shallow also, but what it lacks in breadth it gains in beauty, and the next seven miles, to the pretty village of Coltishall, is exceptionally picturesque. No vessel drawing more than three feet of water should attempt to make the trip above bridge, or they will assuredly touch bottom in places and possibly cause a lot of trouble before the voyageurs can regain deep water. Beware of the sails and gear against the overhanging branches of the trees, which in many places grow quite at the water’s edge.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate XXVI from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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