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Ormesby Broad

Ormesby Broad

Photographer: Jennings, Payne (1843 - 1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: 10360.aa.25

Item number: 5

Length: 12.4

Width: 14.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

This is the fith of 12 views published in 'Photographs of Norfolk Broads and Rivers' by Victorian photographer Payne Jennings. The letterpress description below is by Ernest R. Suffling and it accompanies another reproduction of this print, (Plate XXXI), in the second edition of ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads', published by Jennings in 1892.

“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.”

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