Veteran-Cycle Club Cycling History No.2 – Charlie Chadwick Vol 5

Charlie’s Miscellany

edited by David Warner.

Synopsis:

Lovers of Charlie Chadwick will be delighted to hear that new material has come to light. A descendant of Charlie’s wartime friend, Cliff Baxter, has recovered from an old tin box an original exercise book containing this major story of Charlie’s gruelling travels in Knoydart, the secret Scottish wilderness revealed for the first time. We have also been able to include Charlie’s Poetry, 50 poems all very funny, with more archive drawings.

There have been many gifted cycling pen and ink artists: Frank Patterson, George Moore, and Percy Kemp are names that spring to mind. What is remarkable about Charlie Chadwick is that the drawings are of the same standard but were never intended for publication, being for a private diary.

This series is only possible thanks to the foresight of David Warner who after Charlie’s death ensured the series of diaries were preserved and published.

The Committee felt that there is a place for monographs on other aspects of cycle history, than cycle marques, and in a similar A5 format. Studies such as the diaries of Charlie Chadwick fall nicely into this category. This publication then is the second of our Cycling History series, which follows a similar style to the Marque Albums, and the fifth Charlie Chadwick volume.

Book Specification:
ISBN: 978-0-9993429-3-7
148 x 210 mm with 186 pages.
Copious illustrations.
Perfect bound.
Published by the Pinkerton Press (now Veteran-Cycle Publications), 2022.

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