New Edition of The History of Chichesterís
Since its publication by the Society in 2005 this book has
continued to sell well, with a second edition in 2006 and a reprint in 2007.
This edition contains some new and previously unpublished material, most excitingly about the pumping station at Ford. The Boulton & Watt drawings and specifications for Ford Pumping Station, together with John Rennieís correspondence, have been found at Birmingham City Library, enabling its story to be told for the first time. One of the drawings has been reproduced in the book so we at last know what the pumping station really looked like! An in-depth account of the pumping station, together with more of the drawings, will be published in a future edition of Sussex Industrial History. Other new information on the Sussex Line of the Portsmouth and Arundel Navigation has come to light regarding the abandonment of the Ford to Hunston section and the industries that sprung up around Chichester Canal Basin, and all this has been included, along with an update on the canalís revival story.
The new books will be supplied to our regular outlets as they
reorder, but meanwhile it can be obtained now
All profits from the sale of this book are used to fund the Societyís conservation work to structures on the Portsmouth and Arundel Navigation.
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