The history and development of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads by Robert Malster
Broadland: Luminous Landscapes and Wide Horizons
Broadland, lying north-east and south-east of the historic city of Norwich, is one of the largest wetland areas in Britain. The broads themselves are small, relatively shallow lakes, most of which are linked to the river system consisting of the Waveney in the south, the Yare and Wensum in the east, and the Bure with its tributaries the Ant and the Thurne to the north. This booklet looks at the history of this area from its origin as peat-digging pits, the growth of its leisure industry, the campaigns to save this unique habitat for wildlife and it receiving the same status as a National Park.