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Malcolm Dark

Malcolm was born in Wolverhampton in 1935, and from 1947 to 1954 he attended the Technical High School. Here he built his first canoe, being the initial member of the Boating Club based in an old stabling barn at Autherley Junction, on the Shropshire Union and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canals. Some years later, as a qualified teacher in a residential school near Lichfield, Malcolm constructed several canoes plus a sailing dinghy or all the pupils to use on the adjacent canal.

His career took him to the Isle of Wight, Reigate in Surrey and eventually Wandsworth as headteacher. There, after participating in the London and other Marathons, came a renewed interest in canals, leading to purchasing a Springer narrowboat to be based in Barrow on Soar.

When circumstances changed the family moved to Leicestershire in 1990. After making fruitless enquiries about the River Soar which flows by the front of is property, Malcolm researched its history from close to Leicester to Trent Lock and wrote a series of nine books.

He has appeared on local TV and radio, with his research reported in the Loughborough Echo. Malcolm enjoys a busy life supply teaching, but no longer referees Junior League Football or participates in marathons.

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book reference 311": Barrow-Upon-Soar-Riot 1795

by Malcolm Dark

Price: £5.50

A most in depth account of this little known event in the village church yard some of the villagers today are decendents of those people who took part in this riot.

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