Heather Hurley - Local History Talk
A joint event organised with and benefitting The Friends of St Mary's Ross on Wye.
Heather Hurley will talk about her new book which is richly illustrated and offers captivating insights into early nineteenth-century transport history, trade routes and the beginnings of the steam railway on the Welsh border.
The early tramways in the Wye Valley (variously termed as railways, waggon-ways or tram roads) were a transport system of horse-drawn waggons on rails. This title explores all known tramways – the routes taken, the companies that built and ran them and the people who used them – in and around the Wye Valley, to provide a fascinating history of this short-lived form of transportation from the late eighteenth century to the introduction of steam locomotives in the 1850s.
Drawing on extensive research of Tramway Company archives, Acts and ledgers, maps and plans, newspapers and journals, archaeological reports, books and illustrations, the author also carried out fieldwork in Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Powys.
£3 redeemable against the book at the event
book talk and signing
ST Marys Church Ross on Wye Herefordshire HR9 5HN
Wed 7 December