Swimming in the Broad (1)
SUMMERS in HICKLING:
Photo by Brenda Ward
Photo from family collection
Summertime Swimming at the Dipping Place
Photo by Martin Johns
The old mill at the “Dipping Place” still exists.
It got its unusual top when the Hickling artist, Roland Green, used it as a studio.
There was a shallow sandy bay at the Mill and many of the village children would congregate in the water and learn to swim in the summer.
Below: a view from the top of the Mill showing an inlet from the Broad (taken in April 2019).