by Joan Tucker.
The Stroudwater Navigation opened in 1779 from the Severn at Framilode to Stroud, Gloucestershire, a distance of 8 miles. It brought increased prosperity to the Stroud valleys.
The Stroudwater is unique for being in the hands of the original company for over 200 years, and most of the primary source material for this book derives from the company archive.
Personal reminiscences, legal documents, census returns and illustrations, including paintings, photographs, maps, plans and poetry, are also used to record the role played by the canal.
Soft back. 192 pages. 17.2cms x 24.8cms approx. Colour and black & white photos.