Brayford Pool: Lincoln's Waterfront Through Time, edited by Andrew Walker
Booklet published by the Survey of Lincoln in 2012, 72 pages. A5 size booklet (N4719)
This booklet provides a fascinating history of the district surrounding one of Lincoln’s best-known geographical features, Brayford Pool, and charts the development and growth of the area from the prehistoric period to the early twenty-first century.
This part of the city has changed immeasurably over the years, and Brayford Pool itself has undergone a significant transformation. Today it occupies a considerably smaller area than it did in the early days of human settlement. During a large part of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the banks of Brayford Pool accommodated workshops, maltings, mills and warehouses But throughout much of this period, Brayford Pool was not regarded as it is today as a tourist destination. Indeed, the water flowing out of the mid-Victorian Brayford Pool was described in one report in 1870 as ‘seething, festering, bubbling and emanating a stench.’
The booklet examines the buildings and other structures within the district, both past and present, and aim to capture the changing face of Brayford Pool, recording its various roles as a centre of trade and industry, a transport hub, and, most recently, a site of leisure and learning....
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover