Oulton Broad 12
Photographer: Jennings, Payne (1843 - 1926)
Medium: Photographic print
This is the last of 12 views published in 'Photographs of Norfolk Broads and Rivers' by Victorian photographer Payne Jennings. The letterpress description below accompanies Plate XX, from the second edition of ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads', published by Jennings in 1892 and written by Ernest R. Suffling.
“Oulton Broad. – This view depicts the East or busy end of the Broad which can usually boast of more yachts than any of the others as it lies so close to Lowestoft, two miles distant. Visitors can by passing through the lock into Lake Lothing and thence into Lowestoft Harbour, enjoy a sea trip whenever the sea is calm enough for a small yacht to venture out, which is nearly the whole of the summer. Carlton Colville is the nearest station. The house in which the erudite George Borrow, of ‘Romany Rye’ and ‘The Bible in Spain’ fame, lived and died, stands close to the edge of the Broad on the right hand. Oulton Broad is of large extent, about 140 acres, but its surroundings are tame compared with its beautiful neighbour, Fritton Decoy.”