First published in 1976, this book is still the scholarly text on the former huge transportation of animals from Wales into England, especially to its large cities. This is not just a story about the movement of cattle. Towns grew on the drovers roads; the buying of cattle and selling them on delivery was a safe way of moving money about and one drover set up the Black Ox Bank which Lloyds bought 80 years or so ago. The text traces the old roads; the reminders of them; and the contribution to Welsh economic and social history of droving. Richard Moore-Collyer traces a whole way of everyday life which has completely gone, in a comprehensive and thought provoking manner.