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Barrie Trinder - Barges and Bargemen: A Social History of the Upper Severn Navigation 1600-1900 - 9781860777042 - V9781860777042
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Barges and Bargemen: A Social History of the Upper Severn Navigation 1600-1900

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Description for Barges and Bargemen: A Social History of the Upper Severn Navigation 1600-1900 Paperback. A history of barges and bargemen Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: WGGN; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 172 x 245 x 16. Weight in Grams: 490.

The carriage of goods in river barges was for centuries one of the principal forms of commercial transport in Britain. This book is the result of 40 years’ research into river navigations that have left few paper records. The author focuses on the River Severn between the Worcestershire ports of Bewdley and Stourport, and the medieval weir near Welshpool that marks the uppermost limit of boating, a stretch where the river remained ‘in a state of nature’. Dr Trinder traces the fascinating history of river trade from 1660, through its heyday during the Industrial Revolution, when such key commodities as ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Phillimore & Co Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
Number of Pages
192
Place of Publication
Stroud, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781860777042
SKU
V9781860777042
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-5

About Barrie Trinder
Barrie Trinder is an acknowledged authority on the history of industry and of towns, having written the standard work on the industrial landscapes of England and Wales, and the first comprehensive survey of 20th-century industrial archaeology in Britain. He edited the first Encylopedia of Industrial Archaeology and has lectured in most European countries as well as in Canada, Japan, ... Read more

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