Diary of a River Restoration Project

30 April 2013 // On Water

The River Wensum Restoration Strategy is a joint project developed by Natural England and the Environment Agency. Caught by the River contributor Danny Adcock is a member of a syndicate that fish on and care for the upper reaches of the Wensum and he’s started a blog to document the progress of the restoration. Here, […]

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I (Still) Believe In Rock’n’Roll

29 April 2013 // Birds //Books //Caught By... //Chris Watson Watch

07 I Believe In Rock & Roll Today is Bill Drummond’s birthday, as a good excuse an excuse as any to raise a glass, to post this and point newer readers towards a few of The Man’s Caught by the River related links – a recording of Bill reading his chapter from Words on Water […]

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Caught by the Reaper – George Jones

28 April 2013 // Remembrance

Tim Tooher pays tribute to George Jones, one of the true great voices of American music: There are singers you love, singers whose songs you’ve carried with you for years, who’ve sung the songs that have soundtracked your life. They’re the great singers. The ones who use their voices to say things you don’t have […]

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The First Swim of Spring

28 April 2013 // Miscellany

Words by Ben Myers. Pictures by Adelle Stripe. Three weeks ago it was snow. Great drifts of it, blowing across the moors and banking up against the dry-stone walls until they disappeared. This stretch of the Pennines was buried and even now, with the sun shining and the overdue daffodils fighting for their section of […]

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The Lost Rivers, Streams and Brooks of Sheffield

27 April 2013 // On Water

A reconstructed map of Sheffield’s watery past, using various techniques and sources. I like what the folk at Daylighting Urban Rivers have done here, and what with the subject being Sheffield, it brought Jarvis Cocker to mind, in particular his lyrics to the Pulp song Wickerman, and also these words that begin his chapter in […]

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