Such a sweet little book, full of illustrations and photographic explanations of life on the riverbank. Featuring  Kingfishers, Water Voles, Herons and Otters - as well The Mill, Sheep-washing and Willow trees. A beautiful little hardback book of 80 pages., published by Hodder & Stoughton. Publishing date unknown but someone has signed their name on the inside cover, dated 1918. In good condition for it's considerable age. For more information and photographs, please get in touch.

Beside the Brook - The Countryside Series


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    Thursday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    If you wish to visit the shop outside of opening hours, please get in touch.


    The Bladnoch shop has on-street parking outside. Accessed from the pavement, there is a small step of 3cm and then the threshold of 2cm height.

    The door width is 71cm.

    The shop is on one level, with shelves at various heights - staff will be very happy to assist in passing customers any items they wish to handle.

    Although the shop is small, there is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair inside.

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