Book Review – Between Wolds and Water by Trevor Millum

book-coverThis lovely little pocket sized book takes a casual but informative look at the area between the Lincolnshire Wolds and the River Humber.  Beautifully handwritten and drawn, it turns Mr. Millum’s long experience and love of the area into useful and engaging advice for visitors and residents alike.

Straightforward, easy to use directions and information compliment interesting observations, anecdotes and poems on the area and its attractions.  For the most part, Mr. Millum focuses on nature and history, taking in everything from the Alkborough Flats wildlife haven to Thornton Abbey.  Barton is also well covered, with 14  pages of the short book dedicated to Far Ings National Nature Reserve, the Wilderspin National School, The Ropewalk, Water’s Edge and The Old Tile Works.

Starting at Trent Falls, the confluence where the Trent meets the Ouse and traveling eastwards, this book captures the colour of the area in a way that makes it a delight to read.  Even long-time residents may discover a thing or two they didn’t know.  If that’s not enough, there are even a couple of puzzles in the back to work on after those tiring walks.


Trevor Millum’s book is available for £6 from The Ropewalk and The Wilderspin National School Museum in Barton.


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