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Camping on the wye

Camping on the wye

Baker, S. K., author

During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The result is an entirely charming, funny account along the lines of the legendary 'Three Men in a Boat' with which the notebooks are entirely contemporaneous although the protagonists are younger and possibly naughtier

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 2017
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Available at Hereford, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

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Details

Statement of responsibility: S.K. Baker ; foreword by Michael Goffe
ISBN: 1472945182, 9781472945181
Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subject: Sailing Wye, River (Wales and England); Baker, S. K. Travel Wye, River (Wales and England) Diaries.; Travel and Tourism.; Sailing Wye, River (Wales and England) Pictorial works.; Baker, S. K. Travel Wye, River (Wales and England) Pictorial works.; Camping Wye, River (Wales and England); Camping Wye, River (Wales and England) Pictorial works.

Author note

S. K. Baker was a student at University College, London in the late 1880s but little is known of his later life. Michael Goffe, the owner of the books, is a descendant of one of S.K. Baker's fellow travellers (GG in the book).

Reviews

What a delight it is. Along the same lines as Three Men in a Boat, it is a wonderful record of what must have been a magical period in the lives of four friends.
Cotswold Life