Volume entitled 'The Proceedings of the Vadulogical Society', consisting of notes and photographs relating to fords in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire; 1964

Scope and Content

The collection comprises a single volume containing typed pages. The volume records 50 individual fords in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. For each ford, the following information is provided: location, map reference, plan, date visited, road type, road surface, depth, length, pedestrian crossings, and 'AORI' (details of access, warning signs, and alternative routes). Most pages are accompanied by sketches and black and white photographs.

The volume is arranged alphabetically by name of ford, within counties in the order given above. There is an index at the back.

All visits to fords were undertaken in April, May, June and September 1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

The volume records fords visited during 1964 by Bruce Shawyer and David Sowerby whilst members of staff at the University of Nottingham.

Dr Bruce Shawyer was a member of the University's Department of Mathematics from 1962 to 1966, and was also a tutor at Derby Hall of residence. He worked at the University of Western Ontario from 1966-85, and then joined Memorial University in Newfoundland as a professor and head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr D.B. Sowerby was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham until the early 2000s.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Conditions Governing Access

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The volume was acquired by Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham in March 2005.