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Talking about the Trent

I tweeted last weekend before and after I spoke at the Nottinghamshire Local History Association annual general meeting to thank those that invited me to speak and those that listened to me. Philip Riden spoke expertly before me about the wider aims of the project and, after lunch, Dr Wendy Freer brought the working conditions for those on the river to life. Finally, Les Reid of the Newark Heritage Barge took the audience through the history of his floating heritage centre; one of the last working Trent barges named ‘Leicester Trader’.

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