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WATCH: A history of The Broads in 60 seconds

PUBLISHED: 13:32 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 18 September 2018

The Wherry Albion makes its way down the River Thurne. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Wherry Albion makes its way down the River Thurne. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

Nicola Hems, curator of The Museum of The Broads, narrates a brief history of The Broads from Roman times to present day.

The Broads is a vast national park of connecting waterways in Norfolk and Suffolk. While it was designated as a world heritage site in the 1970s, the history of The Broads winds its way back a lot further.

In this video Broads expert Nicola Hems explains how the landscape of Roman Britain greatly varied from what you can see today and how the popular misconception that The Broads were natural bodies of water was disproved.

What do you know about the history of The Broads? Let us know in the comments.


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