Category Archives: Trades & Characters

Skipper on the Trent

Les Davey started working for British Waterways in 1960 when he was 27, and describes the job he loved on the huge lighters (barges) of the River Trent as “…an adventure every trip”. The work was hard and sometimes took … Continue reading

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Trades & Characters

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix Did know that there was a blind coalmerchant who used to work the Donkey Hill area. He would put a sack of coal on his back. His wife would put another one on her back. He … Continue reading

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