Farleigh Hospice invites you to meet Nick Ardley, author of Swinging the Lamp – Thames Estuary Tidal Tales – All welcome!

Nick Ardley sails the Thames estuary from the Island Yacht Club on Canvey Island, Essex, where he has been based since around 1980. He enjoys his coastal hops immensely, but, it is the rivers and creeks themselves that causes a welling up of a magic within him: so much history abounds around the edges of those waters where much has disappeared. Often, the many waterside industries have left little trace, yet, although some rest in living memory they are now largely forgotten by most. Nick picks up on some of this and other more distant snippets of historical and topographical interest, weaving them into the web of his tales of sailing the magical ditches within the estuary,

On Friday 7 October 2016 Nick will be at Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH at 11am and at Farleigh Hospice, Bentalls Complex, Colchester Road, Maldon, CM9 4NW at 2.30pm

Nick will be discussing his books and exploits on the local waters around Essex.

For further information and to book a free place, please contact Angela Kenny, 01245 457304, angela.kenny@farleighhospice.org