MALSTER, Robert FORSYTHE, J.A., Major.
Title: Wherries and Waterways : The Story of the Norfolk and Suffolk Wherry and the Waterways on which it Sailed. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Terence Dalton, Lavenham, Suffolk, 1971,
Seller ID: 32653
MALSTER, Robert. Wherries and Waterways : The Story of the Norfolk and Suffolk Wherry and the Waterways on which it Sailed. Foreword by Major J.A. Forsythe. Lavenham, Suffolk: Terence Dalton, 1971. First Edition. Pp 176. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 4575. "Until the building of the railways, and indeed for about half a century after the coming of the first lines to East Anglia, a fleet of river craft carried a wide variety of cargoes on the rivers of East Norfolk and Suffolk. To-day only the Albion, which has been saved and refitted through the efforts of the Norfolk Wherry Trust, is to be seen under sail. There is little left to indicate the value and importance of the wherry during earlier times when the economy of the region was, toa great extent,dependent on water transport. The wherry not only carried t he manufactures of Norwich to the port of Yarmouth for export all over the world and returned with coal for the city's hearths, it also played an essential part in the agricultural economy of the area, carrying manure and marl on which the farms were so dependent. Robert Malster has traced the history of this once famous cargo and passenger vessel, its predecessor the Norfolk keel and the waterways upon which they sailed. Construction, builders, cargoes, watermen, regattas, unlawful occasions and a host of other things also have their rightful place in this fascinating story. The great number of photographs and illustrations which run through the story add an essential visual touch and many of them have not been published before." ." -from the dj. Very good in dustjacket 80.00