Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting HL NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Black Country author features in new waterways guide
12:00pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
BLACK Country-born writer and radio presenter Graham Fisher MBE features in a new online guide to waterways and glass works.
The Crystal Canal; a self-guided walk along the Stourbridge Canal, is the latest in The Royal Geographical Society’s Discovering Britain series and examines the area’s many glass works and other industries from the perspective of the canal that runs right through it.
Based on Mr Fisher’s 2010 book Jewels on the Cut, the guide is available as a free audio or PDF download.
The PDF can be printed off as a hard copy and Graham has also provided an MP3 voice track so it can be used as an audio guide.
Featured locations include, among others, Stourbridge’s Bonded Warehouse, the old Foster & Rastrick building in Stourbridge, Amblecote’s Ruskin Glass Centre and Wordsley’s Red House Glass Cone.
Also highlighted is the work of the British Glass Foundation, which aims to create a new canalside world-class museum to house the renowned Stourbridge Glass collection.
Graham said: “I am delighted to have been associated with this project, which should help bring the wonderful history of our waterways and the rejuvenated Stourbridge Glass industry to a deservedly ever-widening audience.”
The Crystal Canal walk can be downloaded from www.discoveringbritain.org/walks/region/west-midlands/stourbridge-canal.html#tabbox
Comments are closed on this article.