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Part of Filby broad. The Broads are a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. For many years the broads were regarded as natural features of the landscape. It was only in the 1960s that Dr Joyce Lambert proved that they were artificial features, the effect of flooding on Mediaeval peat excavations.[3] The Romans first exploited the rich peat beds of the area for fuel, and in the Middle Ages the local monasteries began to excavate the peat lands as a turbary business, selling fuel to Norwich and Great Yarmouth. The Cathedral took 320,000 tonnes of peat a year. Then the sea levels began to rise, and the pits began to flood. Despite the construction of windpumps and dykes, the flooding continued and resulted in the typical Broads landscape of today, with its reed beds, grazing marshes and wet woodland.
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Captured: Jul 5, 2011
Uploaded: Aug 19, 2011 (UTC)
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Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
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