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The Resource River Hobbler's Apprentice : Memories of Working the Severn and Wye, Alan Butt, (electronic resource)

River Hobbler's Apprentice : Memories of Working the Severn and Wye, Alan Butt, (electronic resource)

Label
River Hobbler's Apprentice : Memories of Working the Severn and Wye
Title
River Hobbler's Apprentice
Title remainder
Memories of Working the Severn and Wye
Statement of responsibility
Alan Butt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rivers Severn and Wye were once home to many now long-forgotten crafts and skills. In The River Hobbler's Apprentice: Memories of Working the Severn and Wye Alan Butt provides a vivid insight into the forgotten world of the river hobbler, a unique trade and one which he learnt of at the end of its days. Falling through the cracks of society the river hobbler paid no taxes and made a living by working whatever was available on and around the river. Changing throughout the year, tasks included catching salmon and elvers, rabbiting, cleaning barrels and castrating piglets to name just a few. Each season brought with it hazards ranging from trench foot, lost fingers, pneumonia, tuberculosis and even the occasional drowning!This is a dual story in which the author seamlessly blends memories of the time he spent alongside hobblers during his youth with the life stories of other river hobblers. Tales range from falling in love with a milkmaid to the toiling tasks of earlier days, amid the hardships and constantly changing nature of work that was their lot. Featuring many previously unpublished photographs and written in a lively and humorous style with a love story running throughout, this book is sure to captivate its reader, immersing them in a way of life now long forgotten
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Butt, Alan
Dewey number
  • 331.700941
  • 331.700941
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA670.S29
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Butt, Alan
  • Seasonal labor
  • Seasonal labor
  • Occupations
  • Occupations
Target audience
adult
Label
River Hobbler's Apprentice : Memories of Working the Severn and Wye, Alan Butt, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk1MjYzNw==
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unknown
Control code
frd00011048
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750952637
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unknown
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750952637
  • (Sirsi) b1462668
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
River Hobbler's Apprentice : Memories of Working the Severn and Wye, Alan Butt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk1MjYzNw==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750952637
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750952637
  • (Sirsi) b1462668
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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