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Dyke At Womack Broad

Dyke At Womack Broad

Photographer: Jennings, Payne (1843 - 1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: 10360.aa.25

Item number: 8

Length: 12.4

Width: 14.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

“On Womack Broad. – Womack is so small that it can scarcely be dignified by the name of a Broad, but what there is of it is pretty; the old tower of Ludham Church trying to catch a glimpse of its tall head in the water by peeping over the tree tops, adds to the beauty of the little pool. To reach Womack Pool the yachtsman must keep a bright look out on the left side of Thurne River for Womack Dyke. It has a very narrow opening and may be easily missed. Leave the yacht and entering the dingy, take a pull of three-quarters of a mile, and behold little Womack Pool with its old boat-builder’s yard and reedy nooks – a bijou Broad.”

This is the eighth of 12 views published in 'Photographs of Norfolk Broads and Rivers' by Victorian photographer Payne Jennings. The letterpress description above accompanies Plate LXXXII from the second edition of ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads' which was published by Jennings in 1892 and written by Ernest R. Suffling.

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