Document ReferenceMS 420
TitleVolume entitled 'The Proceedings of the Vadulogical Society', consisting of notes and photographs relating to fords in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire; 1964
Extent1 volume
AbstractVolume of typed notes, sketch plans and photographs relating to fords in the East Midlands and Staffordshire, compiled in 1964.
Access ConditionsAcessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe volume records fords visited during 1964 by Bruce Shawyer and David Sowerby whilst members of staff at the University of Nottingham.

Dr Bruce Shawyer was a member of the University's Department of Mathematics from 1962 to 1966. He worked at the University of Western Ontario from 1966-85, and then joined Memorial University in Newfoundland as a professor and head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr D.B. Sowerby was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham until the early 2000s.

Both were tutors at the student hall of residence, Derby Hall. Both were new to Nottingham and spent their weekends exploring the area, conducting this research into fords.
Custodial HistoryThe volume was acquired by Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham in March 2005.
DescriptionThe collection comprises a single volume containing typed pages. The volume records 50 individual fords in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. For each ford, the following information is provided: location, map reference, plan, date visited, road type, road surface, depth, length, pedestrian crossings, and 'AORI' (details of access, warning signs, and alternative routes). Most pages are accompanied by sketches and black and white photographs.

The volume is arranged alphabetically by name of ford, within counties in the order given above. There is an index at the back.

All visits to fords were undertaken in April, May, June and September 1964.
MgtGroupScientific, research and educational records
Genealogical and local history
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
TermFords (stream crossings) - England - East Midlands
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA77053Shawyer; Bruce (fl 1962-2004); Dr; professor of mathematicsfl 1962-2004
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