Men of Trent


The Story of the Nottingham Winch.

When most people think of Nottingham reels, they immediately associate them with the cheap wooden ones found on various online auction sites: overvalued, overhyped and underwhelming in their appearance. These are the run-of-the-mill Nottingham reels from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. However, there are others: beautiful works of art that preceded these potboilers, seldom seen and not really understood.

This book will explain the reasons why they were made in Nottingham and not elsewhere. Starting with reels from the early 1800s, the reader will see the biggest collection of iron-pillared clamp winches ever, along with possibly the earliest centre winch to surface so far.

Order now to guarantee your copy of Men of Trent – Due to be delivered June 30th, 2018.