Marsha O'Mahony - River Voices - Stories from the Wye

Marsha O'Mahony will give an illustrated talk on this wonderful local history book.

River Voices is filled with stories of the
Wye told through the words and photographs of those who have known the river
all their lives – ferrymen and ferrywomen, boat builders and bridge builders,
rowers and swimmers, anglers and poachers, ghillies and river bailiffs, otter
hunters and more. 

In the
summer of 2017, a team of interviewers travelled up and down the Wye in
Herefordshire, recording the experiences of the people who have lived and
worked on the river, or simply been drawn to its waters in search of recreation
or a jam jar of minnows. Thanks to them, a wealth of memories surfaced, of a
much-loved river teeming with often startling tales, and peopled by a rich assortment
of characters, many long-gone. Stories, photographs and artefacts have been
gathered together and preserved, and the voices of the ‘ordinary’ men and women
of the Wye now have their place in the history of the river. 

Marsha O’Mahony has worked
as a newspaper reporter, is author and contributing writer to a number of
books, a blogger, chief researcher and oral historian on a series of
documentary film projects and community reporter for BBC Radio Wales. She lives
in Herefordshire with her family.

Rossiter Books - Ross-on-Wye, Ross-on-Wye on Tuesday 26 March 2019
Doors Open at 6:45PM
Starts at 7:00PM
Ticket Price: £3.00
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