A History of Market Weighton Drainage Board

‘A History of Market Weighton Drainage Board’

To mark the ‘passing’ of Market Weighton Drainage Board, local historian Mr John Waudby has published a new book entitled ‘A History of Market Weighton Drainage Board’.

Drawing on his love of local history, many years experience as a Board Member and Vice Chair and examination of the County Records, John has compiled an in depth history of land drainage in the Market Weighton and Wallingfen area.

The book explains how the land has been influenced by man’s activities and the desire to develop high quality arable land, and explains its origins in Medieval times, through to the construction of Market Weighton Canal and the Boards amalgamation with the Lower Ouse Internal Drainage Board.

Copies of John’s book can be purchased from the Boards offices at a cost of £6.99.