Towpath Memories

Towpath Memories During the first decades of the th century George Southern then a youngster growing up in Leeds England would spend summer holidays helping his father who was the skipper of a horse drawn barge

  • Title: Towpath Memories
  • Author: PaulSouthern George Southern
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • During the first decades of the 20th century, George Southern, then a youngster growing up in Leeds, England, would spend summer holidays helping his father who was the skipper of a horse drawn barge plying his trade on the Leeds Liverpool and Aire Calder canals In today s high tech environment, it is all too easy to forget what an important part the horse plaDuring the first decades of the 20th century, George Southern, then a youngster growing up in Leeds, England, would spend summer holidays helping his father who was the skipper of a horse drawn barge plying his trade on the Leeds Liverpool and Aire Calder canals In today s high tech environment, it is all too easy to forget what an important part the horse played in everyday life and work.The author skilfully uses his near photographic memory to capture those distant days of his youth, while describing a way of life and a landscape which have gone forever.For the reader interested in commercial canals and in the daily working life of a skipper of a horse drawn barge, seen through the eyes of his young son, this e book is a must.

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