This is a second-hand copy of the book From the Banks of the Avon - The Story of a River by Robert C. Lamb.
Condition: This is a used book in good condition. Previous owner has written an inscription on the title page - see photos. Dustjacket has a tear on the inner fold of back cover - see photos. The dust jacket has now been covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover for its own protection. This is simply folded in place and is easy to remove without damaging the jacket.
Publisher: A.H. & A.W. Reed Year: 1981 ISBN: 0589013521 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 184 Condition: Used (Good)
From the back cover:
The Avon - a river that is lovely to look at - has a delightful and colourful history, one that reflects the life of the City of Christchurch itself. To the early settlers, frequently living in tents on the river banks, the Avon was the only source of water until seven artesian wells were sunk in Christchurch in 1864. The Avon waters were used by the Christchurch Fire Brigade, and cart-loads of water were taken to settle dust on the rough city streets. The City Mill, the Riccarton mill and the corn mill provided flour for bread. Horses were watered, carts washed, people bathed, trout taken by the basketful from its inner reaches; rowing clubs build boatsheds and canoeists took their pleasure... The river's past is brought to life in this readable and superbly illustrated book...
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