27 March 2013

Event: Transport and Trade on the Trent, 1850–1970

Transport and Trade on the Trent, 1850–1970 is a University of Nottingham day school, organised in association with the Friends of Newark Heritage Barge and the Railway & Canal Historical Society. It will take place on Saturday, 18th May 2013 at The Newark Academy on London Road, Newark.

The university has been awarded a substantial grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to undertake a one-year research project on the history of the Trent between the mid-19th century and the end of commercial carrying on the river around 1970. The day school is an opportunity for university staff to introduce the project and describe what is planned.


Sally Hanford said...

It would be great to see the disused cottages adjacent to the lock house at the Beeston Cut returned to their former glory.

http://www.canalsideheritagecentre.org.uk/ want to restore the buildings to provide a Heritage Centre for the community with a Museum and Exhibition Gallery, Resource Centre for use by schools and community groups, Community Café with space for outside tables and Cycle Hire facilities

It would be great to also see the return of a horse drawn barge similar to this Tiverton one: http://www.tivertoncanal.co.uk/horse-drawn-barge

Sally Hanford said...

Please take a look at my blog about Barton-in-Fabis and Barton ferry.