Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

River Ouse Bargeman : A Lifetime on the Yorkshire Ouse (Reprint) (Paperback) (David Lewis)

River Ouse Bargeman : A Lifetime on the Yorkshire Ouse (Reprint) (Paperback) (David Lewis) - image 1 of 1

About this item

The Ouse reaches into the heart of Yorkshire from the Humber Estuary. Until the 1980s, loaded barges made the challenging journey from Hull to Selby, bearing bulk cargoes for the mills of the town. The bargees had to be tough and resourceful; physically strong enough to handle their craft, wise enough to combat the rivers shifting currents and savvy enough to deal with those supplying short measure.Laurie Dews of Selby worked the Ouse from 1937 to 1987, and is now the only bargeman remaining with firsthand experience of a lost way of life. In this book, "River Ouse Bargeman," Laurie's words of wit and wisdom give a skippers eye view of a barge loaded to the gunwales fighting upstream, unloading at the mill and drifting back with the tide.Laurie spins many a yarn about a bargeman's social life, too. His firsthand account includes the mysterious river crafts of singling out and penning up, the tricks and tell tales to show where the ever-shifting river channel lay and the camaraderie of life in the close-knit watery world.In this book, alongside Laurie's account, there is a factual commentary, illustrated by many images from Laurie's collection dating back over a century, and extracts from official documents and maps.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Transportation, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: David Lewis
Language: English
Street Date: January 4, 2018
TCIN: 53125340
UPC: 9781526716590
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-8594
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$21.20
MSRPReg: $24.95 Save $3.75 (15% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.