Norfolk Broads Tea Towel

Norfolk Broads Tea Towel by Town Towels.
Norfolk Broads Tea Towel by Town Towels.

Norfolk Broads Tea Towel

Regular price $22.50
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The breathing space for the cure of souls? This is how the naturalist Ted Ellis described the Norfolk Broads, the network of shallow freshwater lakes on the east coast of Norfolk. For many years, it was thought that the Broads were a natural part of the landscape, and it was only in the 1960s that scientists proved they were manmade medieval peat workings flooded by rising tides.

The floods may have scuppered the peat digs, but they created something invaluable: a haven for wildlife. These lakes, marshes, and meandering rivers are home to countless birds. Ducks, coots, moorhens, geese, herons, kestrels, sparrow hawks the list goes on and on! No wonder this is Britain's largest protected wetland, drawing thousands of birders every year.

This design shows a typical Broads landscape: reedbeds, shallow lakes and a wide open sky. There's also one of many drainage mills, built during the 18th and 19th centuries to control the water levels on the marshes. And overhead, a silhouetted flock of flying geese. It’s surely scenes like this that Ellis was talking about: The breathing space for the cure of souls?

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 19in x 28in (48cm x 70cm),. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

Hanging Loop.

Special inks that mean colors last in the wash.

Designed and Manufactured in the UK.

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