New map for the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
A newly researched towpath and navigation map dedicated to the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal was published this week.
It is available now at the two Cotswold Canals Trust visitor centres and from the CCT on-line shop.
The map is the result of two years research and study carried out by Gloucestershire based cartographer and publisher Nick Darien Jones.
Research assisted by many people
Nick feels it important to thank people for the assistance given to him…
“I was helped by so many people, it was a joy to hear the stories and to investigate & confirm the original names of canalside wharfs.
“There is so much history associated with this canal alongside the present day developments and uses.
“Local historian Hugh Conway-Jones gave me much detail born of his own research in the city archives.
“The canal’s bridge keepers were also a great help.”
A map for all users
Cotswold Canals Trust stock manager Jill Field is pleased with the map…
“Since previous G & S maps went out of print we have had a huge demand from visitors at Saul for a replacement.
“This map should help cyclists, walkers, photographers and people researching the history of the canal. Family history connections with the canal are a regular subject for discussion and questions at Saul Junction.
“Visiting boaters have been enthusiastic about the map too”
Nick’s first work on local canals was the popular Stroudwater – Thames & Severn towpath map. An updated version of this map, taking account of the changes brought about by the current restoration, is already on the drawing board.”
Click here, or on the image right, to go to the on-line shop.