Sail and Storm - The Aylsham Navigation, edited by Sarah Spooner

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Sail and Storm - The Aylsham Navigation, edited by Sarah Spooner

Sail and Storm - The Aylsham Navigation, edited by Sarah Spooner

Published by the Aylsham Local History Society, 218 pages. Paperback (N6306)

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From the rear side cover: This is the story of the Aylsham Navigation, opened in 1779 on the River Bure between Coltishall and Aylsham in North Norfolk. The scheme flourished during the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It fell into decline in the late nineteenth century after the arrival of the railways in Aylsham and was damaged beyond repair during the great flood of August 1912. Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • The Plan for the Navigation
  • Mills and Locks
  • Coltishall to Hautbois
  • Buxton to Oxnead
  • Brampton to Burgh next Aylsham
  • Aylsham
  • The People of Mill gate and Dunkirk 1841 to 1901
  • Trade on the Navigation
  • Wherries
  • Maintaining the Waterway
  • Deluge and Demise
  • The Landscape Today
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. The Parliamentary Act
  • Appendix 2. Donors and Subscribers to the Navigation
  • Appendix 3. Wherries Owned on the Navigation
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