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Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay

Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 10360.dd.12

Item number: 171

Length: 9.7

Width: 14.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

In his book 'The Isle of Wight' James Redding Ware describes the rich variety of aquatic birds which frequent this coastal region of the island, "Puffins, gulls, cormorants, choughs, eider ducks, auks, divers, guillemots, razor bills, widgeons, willocks, daws, starlings, and pigeons.

Freshwater, rendered famous by the residence of the poet Tennyson, is the most rural of the great sea-bathing points in the island - its trellised houses are a sight to see."

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