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"River Ouse Bargeman" book by David Lewis

Posted on 30 March 2017 by David Moss

Selby Civic Society member David Lewis's latest book "River Ouse Bargeman" has been published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd.

It tells the story of bargee Laurie Dews who worked on the River Ouse from 1937 to 1987.and is now the only man remaining with first hand experience of this lost way of life.

In the book, Laurie's anecdotes are supplemented with factual commentary illustrated with many photographs, extracts from documents and maps.

For more details of the book and how to order a copy follow the link here.

By sending your details to Pen & Sword and using the code supplied, the book will cost £18.75 and £4 p+p, making a total of £22.75.

A limited number of copies will be available from the Selby Times office in town, for just £20. They are due to be available there from Tuesday 18th April.