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
Available at Hereford, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
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.