First Mates GuideCarole Sampson’s First Mate Guides, are a set of books with details about things local to the canals,

If you wanted to know how to contact a doctor, dentist, vet or chemist, or if you want to know where you can find a bank, post office, telephone or laundrette then these guides give you the peace of mind of knowing where they can be found.

From her site Carole Sampson states that her and her husband have downsized to a small apartment in order to move their boat and spend time on European waterways. As such she has decided to cease publication of her extremely useful First Mate Guides. However, she has made the Guides available for download in return for a donation to cover the costs of maintaining the site.

Have a look on her website FirstMateGuides.co.uk to download the documents.

The Severn  books are broken down as follows (see First Mate Guide Brochure|Mirror)

Please stop by her website and give her a donation for these books.