Not much is known about Miss Emma L. Turner.
An amateur bird photographer who lived on a houseboat on Hickling Broad for twenty-five years in the early years of the last century.
|She developed her sepia photographs in a small shed built
on an island in the south-east of Hickling
Broad, next to Rush Hill, still known by local fishermen as Turner
Island as late as the 1960s.
She is described by a contemporary as being " … small in
stature but very wiry, quite capable with a punt or rowing
Miss Turner photographed a bittern on its nest as early as 1920. This is all that I have been able to uncover at present about this very remarkable lady. Any further information would be welcomed.
This article was submitted by one of our Newsletter Readers who describes herself as 'An English Lady in California'