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    and to put things back on the right track...



    The River Dee
    Its Aspects and History
    1875
    Publisher Virtue, Spalding & Co., 26, Ivy Lane, London
    By JS Howson, D.D. Dean of Chester, with Ninety Three Illustrations on Wood from drawings by Alfred Rimmer
    A very interesting description of the River Dee as it meanders down from Bala Lake in North Wales to the Estuary between the Welsh and English Shores, including Histories, anecdotes and over 90 B&W illustrations drawn by Alfred Rimmer. Chapters on Bala Lake, Owen Glyndower, The Britons and Saxons on the Dee, The Romans on the Dee, The two Cathedrals of Chester, Chester in the Civil War, The Bridges and Ferries over the Dee, The Estuary, and the Halls and Castles on the Dee. Dr Howson makes this as good a travelogue as any written today, A real collectors piece, all the illustrations are either in the text or half page, with text above and below.

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    The Wizard Dee, A June Voyage From Bala to the Sea by T W Cubbon ,
    1934 ,good condition, 176 pages.

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    Punts for hire at the Ferry Inn, Alverston, upstream of Alveston Weir on the Warwickshire Avon and just downstream of Charlecote Park
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    This one is dated 1910 on the Rudyard Lake feeder canal next to the river Dane on the Cheshire, Staffordshire border.

    "Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"
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    Fantastic picture Cloudman!

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    Again. punting from the Ferry Inn at Alveston.
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    A man sitting in a boat on the River Avon at Warwick. Warwick boat club grounds are in the background. 1910s
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    River Ivel at Radwell mill, Herts. 1905

    Happy paddling ,
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    River Stort, Bishop's Stortford. 1910 and 1907



    Happy paddling ,
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    Some 'then and now' pictures to have compared views would have been interesting - if not quite missing the point of this thread.

    From a legal view point some researchers may say these pictures may only prove that people paddled on the rivers. Some may have had the right to do so, others may simply have been......dare I say it???... trespassing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Perry View Post
    Some may have had the right to do so, others may simply have been......dare I say it???... trespassing?
    It can't be trespassing unless someone can show the Act of Parliament that extinguished the PRN protected by Magna Carta and the other statutes.

    Lord Fraser, in Wills Trustees v The Cairngorm Canoe & Sailing School said

    But a river exists as a physical feature plainly marking the route of any right of navigation and the purpose of use by the public is not in my opinion to constitute the right but to prove that the river is navigable. The theoretical basis of the right is that the Crown has not, and could not have, alienated the right to use the river for navigation but has retained it in trust for the public.
    Lord Fraser's opinion was that any river that was physically navigable demonstrated the PRN.
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    After exhaustive research I can confirm that every instance of boating captured in the photographs here were carried out with the consent and permission of the riparian owners.

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    They had no choice, Robbo - It's well known that there is a public right of navigation on all rivers that can be navigated. It's the same principle I use when I give HMRC permission to collect my taxes and consent to the police enforcing the speed limit.
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    Boats on the River Loddon at Loddon Bridge, Winnersh, Reading (about 1849). Boats could be hired from the George Inn on the left.

    See http://www.arborfieldhistory.org.uk/...ver_loddon.htm
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