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Horning On The Bure

Horning On The Bure

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 28

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Horning, on the Bure. – This is the quay side where the urchins run along and sing an unceasing refrain of ‘Hey, John Barleycorn!’ while the visitors gliding along in their yachts throw them coppers to scramble for. It is a wonder the youngsters do not often fall into the water in their eagerness to secure the coins. If London streets are paved with gold surely the bed of the river by Horning Street must be covered with copper, for many of the coins have a knack of turning in the air and falling into water before they reach the shore, where they would quickly be converted into ‘cushies’ which is the local word for sweets.”

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

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