A Cotswold Canals Christmas?

Will yours be a 'Cotswold Canals Christmas'?

In just twelve weeks time many people will be rushing about making last minute Christmas purchases. This is an opportunity to get ahead of the game and secure some special things for those who are special to you.

Christmas Cards

This year’s Cotswold Canals Christmas Cards are already selling well at the Visitor Centres. Mike Gallagher’s selection of four snowy scenes, photographed along the line of the Cotswold Canals in the winter of 2012/13, has appealed to many customers.

2014 Calendar

The 2014 Cotswold Canals Trust Calendar is also the work of Mike Gallagher in collaboration with Trow Editor David Jowett.

Supplied in a sturdy card envelope the calendar is already selling well. Every calendar sold last year. Therefore even more of this year’s A3 sized version have been ordered.

If stock is still available they could be on sale at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting at Ebley Mill in October. However, the indications suggest that you might be well advised to secure yours sooner rather than later.

Cotswold Canals Trust Key Fob

A special gift for a special person… This bespoke green enamel & gold key fob mounted on black leather has been hand crafted in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter.

The ‘secure yours sooner than later’ advice also applies to this special gift.

Cotswold Canals Trust Baseball Hat

This Beechfield brand, adjustable size, baseball cap in dark green bears a full colour embroidered Trow logo.

Three new books

Waterways World Magazine’s Hugh Potter reviewed three ‘Cotswold Canals’ books in the September issue.

Mr Potter wrote enthusiastically about David Jowett’s An Introduction to the Cotswold Canals referring to it as…

‘An interesting diversion from the normal style canal guide.’

The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canal from Old Photographs by Edwin Cuss and Mike Mills also attracted Mr Potter’s attention.

'Of particular interest are the photographs of the inside of one of the Thames & Severn’s five roundhouses.'

High quality images are to be found in David Viner’s Thames & Severn Canal Through Time. Mr Viner is an accepted authority on the Thames & Severn Canal. 

And finally…

The final paragraph of Hugh Potter’s review page reads…

“Just which of these titles will be for you may depend on which era your particular interest lies in…. then again you might just want copies of them all.”

All three books are available at the Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centres or online.

Click on the images or book titles to go to their respective order pages in the online shop.