By Mike Lovatt

less than the northern face of Cleeve Hill, a spring brings water to the outside. right here, the River Isbourne starts off its trip. inside of a question of toes, the water is placed to its first use by way of mankind. This publication is a list of ways, over the past thousand years, a small kingdom river has been placed to exploit by way of the neighborhood groups. the commonest use of the river has been for watermills, with twenty-two websites pointed out, yet many different various makes use of have additionally been chanced on for the water of the River Isbourne, from pools to tanning, and from ducking stools to 300-foot-high fountains. Little has been written in regards to the generators of northern Gloucestershire and southern Worcestershire. Mike Lovatt presents information of the generators and the opposite makes use of on one river within the zone in order that this knowledge at the least is preserved for destiny generations. in the pages of this interesting, well-illustrated ebook, the reader is transported down the River Isbourne, from the place it rises excessive at the Cotswold slopes and flows during the cities and villages of north Gloucestershire and south Worcestershire to the place it a little insignificantly slides into the Avon at Evesham.

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