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Trade and Traffic on the River Trent, 1850 to 1970

Aside of my freelance work, I am a Research Associate at the University of Nottingham on the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project ‘Trade and Traffic on the River Trent and associated Waterways, 1850 to 1970.

This research has so far taken me to a number of repositories including the National Archives and the David Steel Archive at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Many documents relating to the Trent Navigation Company form a key part of the project.

One of the most exciting dimensions has been collaborating with Friends of the Newark Heritage Barge who have outstanding knowledge on the working of the river itself and the changes over the last fifty years.

The project will yield a number of publications that will be forthcoming over the course of 2014.







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