with forewords by Peter Mathews CMG (Canal & River Trust) and Graham Knowles (British Glass Foundation)
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-An exploration of the Stourbridge Canal and the local glass industry

Graham Fisher MBE

A revised edition incorporating updates, developments
and other matters arising since the original Jewels on the Cut.
Combining his interest in glass with a lifelong love of inland waterways, Graham Fisher MBE explored the mutuality of his two passions in the original Jewels on the Cut, described as ‘an erudite yet enthusiastic rendition of the fascinating history of the Stourbridge Canal’.
In this comprehensively revised and updated version, all related in his inimitable raconteurial style, he identifies the momentous changes that have happened in the interim, reflects on the creation of the Canal & River Trust and describes the formation of the British Glass Foundation that led to the building of a world class museum on the water’s edge at Wordsley. ‘We do indeed live in exciting times’.
Featuring . . .
• Waterways history and the Canal & River Trust
• Industrial archaeology
• Wildlife
• Geology of the southern Black Country
• Glassmaking and the Stourbridge Glass trade
• Contemporary aspects of glass
• Famous names of past and present
• The Portland Vase and its recreation
• The British Glass Foundation

Places on the guided walk can be booked through the Ruskin website at

Posted 23 August 2017

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