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Wherries On The Ant

Wherries On The Ant

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 11

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Wherries on the Ant. – The Ant is a tortuous stream having its source at the Antingham Ponds, and after a course of some 18 miles, empties its waters into the River Bure, near St. Benet’s Abbey. It is in places so narrow that when two wherries meet there is nothing to spare, so that care has to be taken to prevent any mishap to sails or gear. The usual rule is the same as in most rivers, viz., ‘that the vessel with a free wind gives way to the one beating up.’”

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

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