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Rescued from Obscurity – the Book

David Bick, writing in 1979, described the Hereford and Gloucester Canal as being more ‘lost in obscurity’ than any other major navigation in England.

This book tells how much has changed in the last 35 years. This waterway, running through some of the most beautiful countryside in England is now the subject of one of the leading canal restoration projects in Britain spear-headed by the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Trust.

In this richly illustrated book a former Chairman of the Trust tells the story of the building and operation of the canal, not as a textbook of industrial archaeology but as a narrative drawing on the words of those involved with the Navigation Company itself or watching from the side-lines.

In the second half of the book Dick Skeet describes how the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Society and later the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Trust has set about the enormous task of restoring the 34 miles of this historic canal, reconnecting two ancient Cathedral Cities.

A 200 page paperback book with over  200 illustrations and photographs
Price £10.00 + £2.00 P&P.

Buy now using Paypal or your credit/debit card by clicking below.

Your purchase will be dispatched by Royal Mail second class post.

Canal Walks – A Series of Seven Leaflets describing Guided Walks

A series of walks leaflets, now increased in number to seven, are available covering parts of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal through the two counties.

The series is proving very popular with both local people and visitors to the area.  Each walk is illustrated with photos of points of interest and a clear map of the route.

A set of all the leaflets is available in return for five second class stamps and an SAE sent to 18 Coningsby Court, Coningsby Street, Hereford HR1 2DF, or alternatively, can be purchased online via our Paypal portal for £3.75 by clicking this link…

Your purchase will be dispatched by Royal Mail second class post.

Grand Holiday Draw 2022 – Virtual ticket delivery

Tickets for this year’s draw have been circulated to our volunteers who are doing what they can to get them sold. Once again, we take the opportunity to also offer tickets for sale online.

You can purchase tickets by clicking on the Buy Now button below. The process will need you to indicate how many tickets you require, provide contact details (as a delivery address) to be added to the ticket stubs, and make a payment online through our Paypal and debit/credit card portal.

On receipt of your request and payment, our team will add your details to draw ticket stubs held for this purpose and confirmation of the ticket numbers will be sent out to the email address provided. Please allow up to 7 days for confirmation to be sent out.

We will hold the physical tickets on your behalf and guarantee they will be entered into the draw.

Select the Number of Tickets Required and then press Buy Now

Ticket Buying Options

 

If you have any queries regarding this opportunity please get in touch using our Contact Page and select “Mail Order Sales” on the form so your enquiry gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

Details of all prize winners will be added to this website following the draw on 15 September 2022.

Thank you for your support.

Second hand Books for Sale

All the books listed below come from the collections of Nick Dymott and his late father Colin.

The books are all in good, or better, condition, with loose covers on hardbacks.  In some instances more than one copy is available.

All proceeds from the sale of these books will be donated to the Herefordshire and Gloucester Canal Trust.

Please email the Trust via our Contact Us page, indicating which book(s) you wish to purchase.  We will then email a link to you which will allow you to place your order and pay for the book(s) by PayPal or credit/debit card.

The Hereford and Gloucester Canal

2003 (third) edition of this well-known book about the canal by David Bick.

112 pages  Paperback  Black and white images

£5.00 + £3.00 P&P

The Hereford and Gloucester Canal

1976 (first) edition of this well-known book about the canal by David Bick.

80 pages  Paperback  Black and white images

£7.00 + £3.00 P&P

Tales from the Old Inland Waterways

1998 Edition by Euan Corrie

192 pages hand back in good condition with a wide range of colour images and maps.

£12.00 + £6.00 P&P

Over and Over Again

2000 Edition by our own Nigel Bailey

72 pages spiral bound as new with a wide range of black and white images and maps.

£6.00 + £3.00 P&P

The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

2007 Edition by John Norris

83 pages spiral bound as new with a wide range of colour images and maps.

£6.00 + £3.00 P&P

Canals of the Welsh Valleys and their Tramroads

1974 Edition by D D and J M Gladwin

90 pages paperback with a wide range of black and white images and maps.

£8.00 + £3.00 P&P

The Glamorganshire and Aberdare Canals Volume 1

Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare to Pontypridd

2001 Edition by Stephen Rowson and Ian L Wright

272 pages hand back in as new condition with a wide range of black and white images and maps.

£20.00 + £6.00 P&P

The Glamorganshire and Aberdare Canals Volume 2

2004 Edition by Stephen Rowson and Ian L Wright

352 pages hand back in as new condition with a wide range of black and white images and maps.

£20.00 + £6.00 P&P

The Illustrated History of Canal and River Navigations

2006 Edition by Edward Paget-Tomlinson

384 pages paperback in as new condition with a wide range of black and white images and maps.

£18.00 + £6.00 P&P

Bradshaw's Canals and BNavigable Rivers of England and Wales (1904)

1969 Edition by Henry Rodolph de Salis

480 pages paperback in good condition 

£12.00 + £6.00 P&P

The Archeology Of Canals

1979 Edition by P J G Ransom

231 pages hardback in good condition with a wide range of colour and black and white images and maps.

£10.00 + £6.00 P&P

A Glance Back at Lydney Docks

2001 Edition by Neil Parkhouse

80 pages paperback in as new condition with a wide range of black and white images.

£6.00 + £3.00 P&P

Tom Rolt and the Cressy Years

1991 Edition by Ian Mackersey

106 pages paperback in gas new condition with a range of black and white images.

£8.00 + £3.00 P&P