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Ormsby Broad

Ormsby Broad

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 16

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Ormsby Broad. – With the exception of Hickling, the noblest expanse of water in the county, is about 250 acres in extent, and being of a straggling form, appears much larger than it really is. In the distance, at the far end of the Broad, may be seen the lofty tower of the Water-works, which despite its huge proportions and 120 feet of height, looks but a needle across the vast expanse. Yarmouth draws its supply of water from this crystal lake, which in fine weather admits of even the smallest objects being discerned upon the bottom. The ‘Sportsman’s Arms’ Inn is picturesquely situated about a hundred yards from the Water-works. Distance by road from Yarmouth about six to seven miles.”

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

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