River Voices

River Voices: Extraordinary Stories from the Wye - Book

Extraordinary Stories from the Wye

In the summer of 2017 a team of Herefordshire Lore interviewers travelled up and down the river, speaking to swimmers, walkers, anglers, ferry women and men, canoeists, bailiffs, ghillies, poachers, bridge keepers and more, recording their stories from this lovely river of ours.

From landing a 40-lb salmon at Ballingham, shopping for Devon Minnows at Hatton’s, using the Hunderton ferry river crossing, chasing poachers at Symonds Yat, walking on a frozen river at Whitney-on-Wye, rescuing stranded villagers in flooded Letton, to home-made canoes in Hereford, these are just a few of the tales gathered, illustrated alongside hitherto unseen photos, an excellent record of life on the Wye in a book published by Herefordshire’s Logaston Press.

We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for making this project possible.

Thanks also to our match funders: Hereford City Council, Monmouth Building Society, New Grove Trust, William A Cadbury Trust, the Wye Valley ANOB, Terry, Carol and Wesley Mason.

You can purchase River Voices for £10 plus £2.50 UK postage and packing per book.

To order a copy of River Voices please send your name and address together with a cheque for £12.50 per book made out to Herefordshire Lore to :

Herefordshire Lore c/o Castle Pavilion, Castle Green, Hereford HR1 2NH

River Voices has it’s own dedicated website www.wyerivervoices.org

Heritage Lottery Fund