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In this section we plan to build a list of references to other websites, media platforms, magazines, books - in fact to anywhere we have discovered items, articles, news announcements and so on that we feel may be of interest to you.


British Wildlife Magazine online:

See https://www.britishwildlife.com/article/volume-31-number-5-page-352-358 for an in-depth article The decline of the Great Ouse valley floodplain meadows by Martin Baker and Pat Doody. [Click here to download the original version, courtesy of Pat Doody, with more data showing how the meadows have changed which were not included in the published version.]

British Wildlife Magazine

Floodplain Meadows Partnership – valuing, conserving and exploring our heritage
See http://www.floodplainmeadows.org.uk/
The FMP objectives are:
• Give evidence-based advice to managers and landowners on floodplain meadow management
• Support and encourage restoration through sharing best practice, case studies and latest evidence
• Provide mechanisms to increase knowledge about eco-hydrology among meadow managers and advisers
• Share our evidence with Government to advocate floodplain meadow management and restoration

The Fen Edge Trail Project – a journey across landscape and time
See http://www.fenedgetrail.org/
Explore the Cambridgeshire Fen Edge on a Landscape Heritage trail. The Fen Edge is where low-lying fenland meets the surrounding ‘highland’, roughly where the land lies 5 metres above current sea level. The Fen Edge, including the many fen islands, provided drier land that was often a refuge from the marshes and it is here where much of the history of the fens can be discovered by looking at the clues that remain.

Cambridgeshire Geological Society
See http://www.cambsgeology.org/565-2-3-3
Learn about the three distinct landscapes of the Great Ouse Valley reflecting the contours and geology beneath, plus associated fossils and human archaeology.


Here we list selected titles which cover a variety of topics related to the Great Ouse Valley which may of interest to you. Some are out of print but may still be available online from dealers. We are grateful to Chris Howes for access to his comprehensive archive.

The Water and Steam Mills of Huntingdonshire’s Great Ouse, Hugh Howes, 2020, The Mills Archive

The Story of Ely Michael Rouse, 2016, Phillimore & Co. Ltd

Exploring Historical Cambridgeshire Robert Leader, 2014, The History Press

The Cambridgeshire Fens Trevor Bevis and Malcolm Allen, 2010, Cottage Publications

The River Great Ouse and the River Cam Josephine Jeremiah, 2006, Phillimore

Vanishing Cambridgeshire Mike Petty, 2003, Breedon Books Publishing Ltd

From Punt to Plough Rex Sly, 2003, History Press Co

Great Ouse Country Andrew Hunter Blair, 2002 John Nickalls Publishing

Rivers to the Fens Robert Simper, 2000, Creekside Publishing

Times of Flood Anthony Day, 1997, S B Publications

St Neots Past Rosa Young, 1996, Phillimore & Co. Ltd

The Great Ouse Wilson Stephens, 1985, Muller, Blond & White

St Neots C.F.Tebbutt, 1978, Phillimore & Co. Ltd

The Canals of Eastern England John Boyes and Ronald Russel, 1977, David & Charles

The Great Level Dorothy Summers, 1976, David & Charles Ltd

Fenland Rivers Alan & Michael Roulstone, 1974, Balfour

The Great Ouse, Dorothy Summers, 1973, David & Charles Ltd

Fenland Barge Traffic John K Wilson, 1972, Robert Wilson Publications

The Black Fens A K Astbury, 1957, County History Reprints

The Buildings of England Cambridgeshire, N Pevsner, 1954

Cambridgeshire: Huntingdonshire and the Isle of Ely E. A. R. Ennion, 1951

The County Book of Cambridgeshire E. A. R. Ennion, 1950, Robert Hale Ltd

The County Book of Bedfordshire Laurence Meynell, 1950, Robert Hale Ltd

Inland Waterways of Great Britain L.A. Edwards, 1939, Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson

Fenland Rivers Iris Wedgwood, 1936, Rich & Cowan Ltd

Ouses’s Silent Tide Rev. C. F. Farrar, 1921, County History Reprints (reprinted 1969)

Bradshaw’s Canals and Navigable Rivers Henry de Salis, 1904, David and Charles reprint (1969)

Cheap Jack Zita S. Baring-Gould, 1896, Amazon reprint

Hereward The Wake Charles Kingsley, 1865, Nelson Classics