I bought two new books and am enjoying reading them.
One was a history of the drainage around the Market Weighton and Wallingfen area written by John Waudby. The book has a lot of detail on the history of the Market Weighton canal and includes detailed information from the board minutes. From a family historian's point of view you can read about the lock keepers at both Sod House lock and the Humber lock. But I am also enjoying reading about the development of the canal and the problems caused by the fact that it was both an industrial canal and a drain.
The book is available from the drainage board offices in Howden.
The other book I bought was about the transport history of Selby [ A History of Transport through Selby]. This is by local historian David Lewis and although I have not had time to read this book yet it certainly has some lovely illustrations of Selby's hidden heritage.
The next event in my local history calendar is a family history day on 3rd November at Goole library. I have no further details as yet.
Below is a picture of the inscription on the Market Weighton or Humber lock commemorating the building of the canal and lock.
|Stone at Humber Lock near Faxfleet|