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Waterways Catalog : Waterways (Inland) : Inland Waterways Books - Titles E to K

ENGLISH CANALS EXPLAINED ENGLISH CANALS EXPLAINED
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A book in three sections. Section 1 explains the history behind the creation of the canal system. Section 2 describes the canal system we have today. Section 3 is the shortest section and gives ideas on places to visit.


Author:       Stan Yorke
ISBN:         1 85306 825 X
Publisher:   Countryside Books
Pages:       128      Size: 210h x 150w
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Price:  £6.95
ESSEX AND THE SUFFOLK STOUR, THE: A HISTORY ESSEX AND THE SUFFOLK STOUR, THE: A HISTORY
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This book will detail the beginnings, life and trading decline of the Stour Navigation from the seventeenth century to the present day, looking at circumstances surrounding construction of the first lock gates and general engineering works that converted the river into an inland navigation and the changing fortunes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The picturesque River Sour, inspirational for many artists, not least Constable, runs for around 76 km across East Anglia, forming much of the county boundary between Suffolk and Essex. It passes through towns such as Sudbury and Dedham, until it meets the North Sea.

Sean O'Dell uses the Navigation Co.'s records and other data to examine the causes for the decline and considers the effects of railways on navigations. He has had a long interest in researching and writing on the Essex and Suffolk Stour. An experienced diver, he carried out maintenance work on the River Stour Navigation, working with the River Stour Trust.


Author:       Sean O'Dell
ISBN:         0 7524 3911 1
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       125      Size: 236h x 166w
Entry Added/Amended:      September 2006



Price:  £12.99
EXETER CANAL,THE EXETER CANAL,THE
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The Exeter canal is unique. It is the only one in Britain to have remained under the control of local government for more than 400 years. This has been both its strength and its weakness. One of the few canals to escape nationalisation on 1st January 1948, it has been unhindered by the decisions of government policy. On the other hand, the crippling burden of ever-increasing costs of alterations and improvements had led to extreme caution in making any changes.

Until the 13th century small ships could sail up the river Exe at high tide to the city walls at Exeter. Then the Countess of Devon blocked the river at a place still known as Countess Wear. More than three centuries were to pass before powers were given for the Exeter Canal to bypass this obstruction.

The history of the navigations, from the blocking of the river at Countess Wear to the present day, is now told in full for the first time. He is the story of the Lighter canal (1539 -1697); The first Ship Canal (1698-1819); the rivalries with other canals, including the Exeter & Crediton Navigation; the alterations and extensions to make the present Ship Canal; the struggles for finance; competition with the railways; the gradual decline in trade and, more recently, the establishment of the Exeter Maritime Museum and the Exeter Canal and Quay Trust.

This carefully researched account of the waterway will be warmly welcomed, not only by canal enthusiasts and the local historians of Devonshire, but also by the residents of the Exeter area, for whom the canal is a familiar part of their daily environment. It is no mere recital of facts and figures for, but the still absorbing story of the men who built the canal and those who have worked on it through the centuries.


Author:       Kenneth R.Clew
ISBN:         0 85033 544 2
Publisher:   Phillimore
Pages:       112      Size: 255h x 195w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



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EXPLORATION OF THE LEICESTER NAVIGATION,AN EXPLORATION OF THE LEICESTER NAVIGATION,AN
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Author:       Brian C J Williams
ISBN:         0 9524208 0 5
Publisher:   Leicer Navigation 200 Group
Pages:       38      Size: A4 (P)
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Price:  £3.00
EXPLORING ENGLAND BY CANAL EXPLORING ENGLAND BY CANAL
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After a look at the fascinating history of the canals, and the great engineering features, Dr Owen moves on to the practicalities of cruising, offering a host of helpful tips on operating locks, negotiating tunnels, the rules of the road, mooring and the respective merits of hiring or buying boats

Then follows an extensive and varied selection of cruising routes, highlighting the points of interest along the way. There are great main lines - Trent & Mersey, the Leeds & Liverpool, the Grand Union - threading their ways through town and country; there are charming rural canals such as the Ashby, the Caldon and the Llangollen, all situated in remote beautiful areas; there are historic canals like the early Bridgewater and the late Shropshire Union.

Urban waterways, such as the Regent's Canal and the Birmingham Canal Navigations, are included, for they have their own attractions offering us unusual perspectives on our great cities. A particularly interesting feature is the descriptions of cruising rivers linked to the canal network: great rivers like the Thames, Severn and Trent and smaller ones such as the Wey, Nene and the Weaver.

The book is illustrated throughout with many interesting photographs that perfectly complement an exceptionally useful introduction to the joys of canal cruising. There is also a further reading list and a list of useful addresses for those who want to know more of canals and to meet others with the same interest.


Author:       David Owen
ISBN:         1 85927 098 0
Publisher:   Dealerfield
Pages:       191      Size: 250h x 275w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £17.99
EXPLORING THE EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW CANALS EXPLORING THE EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW CANALS
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The historic canal system between Edinburgh and Glasgow has recently been upgraded to a major area for tourism and recreation. The Millennium Link project has joined the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal through the spectacular Falkirk Wheel. The Wheel, the world's first and only rotating boat lift, is now one of the leading visitor attractions in Britain.

The canals themselves were the cutting edge technology of their day in the great age of the Industrial Revolution. In this guide, Hamish Brown describes their extraordinary history, illustrating it with rare archive pictures from his own collection.

Nowadays the canals provide endless opportunities for recreation, whether on the water, enjoying the rich wildlife, strolling along the towpaths for an hour or two or taking on the challenge of walking city to city over several days. Illustrated in colour throughout, and with detailed maps of every section of the canals, this guide shows you how to make the most of the swathe of rural tranquillity in the heart of lowland Scotland.


Author:       Hamish Brown
ISBN:         1 84183 096 8
Publisher:   Mercat (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       144      Size: 220h x 157w
Entry Added/Amended:      March 2008



Price:  £6.99
EXPLORING THE NEW RIVER EXPLORING THE NEW RIVER
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The New River is neither new nor a river but a four hundred year-old canal winding through Hertfordshire and Middlesex and still supplying London with over 38 million gallons of water per day. Dr. Essex-Lopresti, the canal enthusiast and authority, has produced a book which combines the history of this little known waterway with detailed maps and routes permitting all those interested in old canals and industrial archaeology to make their own exploration of the new river.


Author:       Michael Essex-Lopresti
ISBN:         1 85858 075 7
Publisher:   Brewin Books
Pages:       101      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £8.95
EXPLORING THE REGENTS CANAL EXPLORING THE REGENTS CANAL
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The Regent's Canal is a well-known London waterway which was originally constructed in 1812 and still provides both transport and pleasure for Londoners and visitors today, some 175 years later.

Dr. Essex-Lopresti's book serves both as a history and as a detailed guide, and is a companion volume to his "Exploring the New River", also published by Brewin Books. Dr. Essex-Lopresti has owned a canal boat since 1972 and while cruising with his wife, they have taken the opportunity of exploring the countryside and visiting places of interest alongside the waterway.


Author:       Michael Essex-Lopresti
ISBN:         1 85858 017 X
Publisher:   Brewin Books
Pages:       105      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £8.95
FENLAND WATERWAYS FENLAND WATERWAYS
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A map and commentary on the waterways of the Middle Level.


Author:       Andrew Hunter Blair
ISBN:         978 085288994 7
Publisher:   Imray (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       56      Size: 235h x 10w Spiral Bound
Entry Added/Amended:      August 2007



Price:  £7.95
FLOWER OF GLOUCESTER FLOWER OF GLOUCESTER
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This is a talking book published by Poppy Records and read by Diana Humphrey

First published in 1911, this is Ernest Temple Thurston's evocative account of a springtime journey by barge around the canals of Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. It is a fascinating historic document of a canal system which was on the brink of closure.

The personalities and characters of the people of the canal and its rural surroundings are brilliantly brought to life by actress Diana Humphrey, who lives a mere stone's throw from the Stroudwater Canal in Gloucestershire.

This is a set of 4 Orange Book CDRs in an 'Album' jewel case. There are 41 chapters on 4 CDRs.

Complete and unabridged. Total running time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Please note the following carefully:-

You may order this product through us and you will receive an acknowledgment stating the price as £24.99 plus a carriage charge. We will not collect payment against this amount as the product is shipped directly from Poppy Records who will include an invoice for the correct amount. You will then pay them directly.

The prices include all shipping costs and are:-

£24.99 United Kingdom

£25.50 European Union

£26.00 Rest of the World


Author:       E. Temple Thurston
ISBN:         
Publisher:   Poppy Records
Pages:       4 x CD-R      Size: 
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Price:  £24.99
FROM SEA TO SEA:A HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH LOWLAND AND HIGHLAND CANALS FROM SEA TO SEA:A HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH LOWLAND AND HIGHLAND CANALS
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'From Sea to Sea' is the first history of the Scottish canals for over 40 years - a time during which they have been neglected and closed but are now gloriously reopened.

This engaging history covers the story of the main canals: the Caledonian, Crinan, Forth and Clyde, Monkland and Union, from the time of their construction in the 18th century and takes us through to their future in the 21st.


Author:       Len Paterson
ISBN:         1 903238 94 3
Publisher:   Neil Wilson (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       216      Size: 247h x 190w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2010



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ONE MAN AND A NARROWBOAT ONE MAN AND A NARROWBOAT
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Previously known as 'Fruit Flies Like a banana'

When Steve Haywood hits 50, he is galvanised into action. Exploring the English canals in his trusty narrowboat Justice, and the countryside in his classic Triumph Herald, he attempts to delve into what it is that makes the English so, well, English. Happily mixing with the eccentric array of characters he meets along the way, Steve experiences more than his fair share of mayhem, mishaps and, of course, torrential rain.

Inspired with the fascinating story of Tom Rolt, whose own book Narrow Boat inspired the founding of the Inland Waterways Association, this funny and forthright tale is travel writing at its best.


Author:       Steve Haywood
ISBN:         1 84024 351 1
Publisher:   Summersdale (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       317      Size: B Format
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2009



Price:  £8.99
GETTING AFLOAT GETTING AFLOAT
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Everything you need to know to take your first steps afloat. Whether you are buying, hiring or building it yourself. Costs, finance, rule and regulations, plus where you can go.


Author:       Emrhys Barrell
ISBN:         1 903380 16 2
Publisher:   Canal Boat and Inland Waterways
Pages:       98      Size: 300h x 230w
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Price:  £9.95
GLAMORGANSHIRE AND ABERDARE CANALS, THE GLAMORGANSHIRE AND ABERDARE CANALS, THE
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Volume 1

This is the first volume of a two volume history of these most interesting of waterways. Whilst the Aberdare canal mostly struggled throughout its 88 year existence, the Glamorganshire Canal which it fed into was, for a time, financially the most successful waterway in Britain. Although built on the cheap by the Merthyr iron masters, it was a triumph of design, a tribute to the ability of its engineer Thomas Dadford. It qualifies as a contour canal, despite the fact it rose some 568 ft in its 25 1/2 mile length but Dadford's genius was not appreciated by his masters and he left the canal under a cloud. Sadly, today almost all of the routes of both canals have been obliterated due to pressure of space in the narrow valleys they occupied.

This volume covers the Glamorganshire from Merthyr down to Pontypridd and the whole of the Aberdare canal. Also included is 'A View from the Boat', describing a journey down the Glamorganshire from Merthyr to Abercynon 1898 and from there to Pontypridd in 1914. A down journey on the Aberdare canal to Abercynon in 1898 is also described. These are illustrated with a series of maps hand-drawn by Ian Wright, who walked the whole of the canal in the 1940s in the company of a GCC boatman. His interviews with ex-GCC men make him one of the last links with the working canal!

It is intended that the second volume, covering the Glamorganshire Canal from Pontypridd down to the sea lock at Cardiff, plus other topics such as the boats and boat men, the weighing machine and the patent fuel trade, will be published in time for the annual AIA conference to be held in Cardiff in the summer of 2003.


Author:       S Rowson/I L Wright
ISBN:         0 9533028 9 X
Publisher:   Black Dwarf
Pages:       272      Size: 283H x 225W
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £30.00
GLOUCESTER & SHARPNESS CANAL & ROBERT MYLNE GLOUCESTER & SHARPNESS CANAL & ROBERT MYLNE
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Author:       Not Known
ISBN:         0 9518011 1 2
Publisher:   Lantern Press
Pages:       102      Size: A4+ (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006


Price:  £12.50
GLOUCESTER AND SHARPNESS CANAL, THE:An Illustrated History GLOUCESTER AND SHARPNESS CANAL, THE:An Illustrated History
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When the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal opened in April 1827, it was the widest and deepest canal in England, capable of taking most of the largest sea-going ships of the day. It bypassed a narrow, winding stretch of the River Severn and allowed Gloucester to develop as Britain's most inland port, serving the growing industrial towns of the Midlands.

Drawing on contemporary sources, Hugh Conway-Jones sheds new light on the difficulties encountered in constructing the canal, including the junction with the Stroud Water canal, the only intersection of two independent canals in the country. Much new information is provided about how the completed canal was operated and maintained, what vessels made use of it and the facilities that were built at Gloucester last traffic increased.

As the size of merchant ships grew, a new dock was constructed at Sharpness to cater for ships that were too big to pass up the canal to Gloucester, and during the 20th century the canal became primarily used by barges and lighters that had picked up cargoes from ships discharging at Sharpness or at ports further down the Severn estuary. For this period, information from written records has been supplemented by the memories of those who worked on the waterway, giving a vivid account of a way of life that is no more.


Author:       Hugh Conway-Jones
ISBN:         978 1 84648 601 4
Publisher:   Amberley Books (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       192      Size: 249h x 173w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2010



Price:  £16.99
GRAND UNION CANAL THE:From Brentford to Braunston GRAND UNION CANAL THE:From Brentford to Braunston
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Leaving the River Thames at Brentford and travelling through the home counties to Birmingham and Leicester, the Grand Union Canal wends its way through sylvan countryside and market towns on its route from London to the Midlands. Looking at the group of canals that came together to form the Grand Union, Ian J Wilson tells the story of this picturesque waterway and looks at the impact it has had in changing the landscape it has travelled through.

Using antique postcards and photographs to illustrate the story, he takes us on a trip along the main line to Braunston and along the various cuts at the southern end of the canal including the Paddington, Slough, Wendover, Aylesbury and Old Stratford & Buckingham Arms.


Author:       Ian J Wilson
ISBN:         978 0 7534 2933 5
Publisher:   History Press (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       128      Size: 235h x 264w
Entry Added/Amended:      November 2009



Price:  £12.99
GRAND UNIONS GRAND UNIONS
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Everyman Pocket Books show that there is so much more to our built environment than just a traditionally well known historic sites. They champion the often overlooked buildings and objects that are taken for granted in everyday life. 'Grand Unions' looks at how the canals in England bring together architecture, engineering, landscape and art in an environment originally conceived in the 18th century to serve the Industrial Revolution. Photographer and writer Peter Ashley discovers how this unique transportation system has survived neglect and decay to arrive restored and refreshed for a new generation of users in a new century.


Author:       Peter Ashley
ISBN:         1 84159 083 5
Publisher:   Everyman (Pub. 2002)
Pages:       80      Size: 150h x 150w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2008



(was 5.99)  £2.99
GRAND WESTERN CANAL,THE GRAND WESTERN CANAL,THE
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The enterprise that became known as the Grand Western Canal was conceived as part of the English 'canal mania' that reached fever pitch in the late 18th century. Truly Grand in its original conception - a great water work that was to link Devon with the national canal network - the project foundered when railways became the principal means of transport. The canal eventually ran from Tiverton to Taunton and most of that original section survives today.

Helen Harris is a Devonian and an authority on the history of canals in the West Country. She is the author of a number of books and 'The Grand Western Canal' has long been recognised as the standard work on the history of the canal and as the most complete guide to its industrial archaeology. This edition has been revised and updated to include recent developments: the designation of the area as a country park and its importance as a leisure facility and as a haven for wildlife.


Author:       Helen Harris
ISBN:         0 86114 901 7
Publisher:   Devon Books (Pub. 1996)
Pages:       222      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      October 2006



Price:  £9.99
GREAT DAYS OF THE CANAL,THE GREAT DAYS OF THE CANAL,THE
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The canals we travel for pleasure were actually built for work and Industry; here Anthony Burton takes you on a nostalgic journey through the past and present and reveals something of the future of Britain's canals. Canal building, the steady development of trade, waterways craft and the early days of pleasure boating are among the topics of interest enthusiastically and lovingly portrayed.

Fully illustrated using historical material and specially commissioned photographs, this is a book to dip into or read from cover to cover. It will be enjoyed for many years by all those who have an interest, however fleeting, in Britain's unique inland waterways.


Author:       Anthony Burton
ISBN:         0 7153 9264 6
Publisher:   David & Charles
Pages:       224      Size: 285h x 225w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £19.50
HADFIELD'S BRITISH CANALS HADFIELD'S BRITISH CANALS
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The compelling story of the canals of Britain and Ireland is here brought to life. In his classic study 'British canals' the renowned canal historian James Hadfield described how canals emerged from the energy, enterprise and engineering achievement which characterised the late 18th century; how they thrived in the 'Canal Age' and subsequently declined in the face of competition from the railways; their survival into the 20 century; and, following their transformation after the late 1940s, their recent popular revival. Acclaimed on publication in 1950 as a pioneering work of transport history, further editions were updated and extended to take account of new developments and discoveries. For the 8th edition, Joseph Boughey as not only brought the story up-to-date, but has substantially increased its coverage. The book now includes not only Irish waterways, pleasure boating and the 20th century history of inland waterways, but has also been restructured and re-illustrated. Here is an absorbing companion for all who visit the canals today, and a fascinating insight into canal history for anyone interested in the industrial development of Britain and Ireland.


Author:       Charles Hadfield/Joseph Boughey
ISBN:         0 7509 1840 3
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       343      Size: 235h x 155w
Entry Added/Amended:      May 2005



Price:  £12.99
HADFIELD'S BRITISH CANALS HADFIELD'S BRITISH CANALS
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The compelling story of the canals of Britain and Ireland is here brought to life. In his classic study 'British canals' the renowned canal historian James Hadfield described how canals emerged from the energy, enterprise and engineering achievement which characterised the late 18th century; how they thrived in the 'Canal Age' and subsequently declined in the face of competition from the railways; their survival into the 20 century; and, following their transformation after the late 1940s, their recent popular revival. Acclaimed on publication in 1950 as a pioneering work of transport history, further editions were updated and extended to take account of new developments and discoveries. For the 8th edition, Joseph Boughey as not only brought the story up-to-date, but has substantially increased its coverage. The book now includes not only Irish waterways, pleasure boating and the 20th century history of inland waterways, but has also been restructured and re-illustrated. Here is an absorbing companion for all who visit the canals today, and a fascinating insight into canal history for anyone interested in the industrial development of Britain and Ireland.


Author:       Charles Hadfield/Joseph Boughey
ISBN:         1 84015 024 6
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       343      Size: 240h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      May 2005



(was 17.99)  £15.99
HOLD ON A MINUTE HOLD ON A MINUTE
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Baldwins 'Working Waterways Series' book 8

In 'Hold on a minute', the eighth book in our 'Working Waterways Series', the author tells of how he and his wife hired a pair of boats from the Docks & Inland Waterways Executive in 1948 and spent a memorable year carrying cargoes on England's canals.


Author:       Tim Wilkinson
ISBN:         0 947712 14 3
Publisher:   M&M Baldwin
Pages:       186      Size: 220h x 142w
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Price:  £16.00
HOLD ON A MINUTE HOLD ON A MINUTE
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Baldwins 'Working Waterways Series' book 8

In 'Hold on a minute', the eighth book in our 'Working Waterways Series', the author tells of how he and his wife hired a pair of boats from the Docks & Inland Waterways Executive in 1948 and spent a memorable year carrying cargoes on England's canals.


Author:       Tim Wilkinson
ISBN:         0 947712 39 9
Publisher:   M&M Baldwin
Pages:       186      Size: 215h x 140w
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Price:  £8.99
ICEHOUSES ICEHOUSES
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SHIRE ALBUM 278

In the days before refrigeration, icehouses were designed to store ice in bulk for summertime use. This book examines icehouses in Britain, where they were built in increasing numbers from the early seventeenth century, initially to provide chilled refreshment for the wealthy. By the mid nineteenth century most country estates would have had one. Their design improved as scientific knowledge increased and, although the majority of icehouses remained plain, some exuberant structures were built. Commercial icehouses were erected to serve confectioners, grocers and the fishing industry, for which huge quantities of ice were imported from North America and Norway. A study of both the use and architecture of icehouses, this book sheds light on these fascinating buildings.


Author:       Tim Buxbaum
ISBN:         978 0 7479 0150 4
Publisher:   Shire Publications (Pub 2006)
Pages:       32      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      Novermber 2008



Price:  £4.99
IDLE WOMEN IDLE WOMEN
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Belmont Press 'Working Waterways Series' Book 4

Idle Women, the Fourth book in the 'Working Waterways Series', describes in unadorned detail the life of a 'trainee' working on canal boats during the Second World War.


Author:       Susan Woolfitt
ISBN:         0 905366 34 0
Publisher:   Belmont Press (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       223      Size: A5- (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      March 2009



Price:  £8.99
INLAND CRUISING INLAND CRUISING
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There are many miles of inland waterway waiting to be explored - rivers and canals of all sizes, offering something for all tastes and all types of craft. Whether you are hiring a boat for the day or are planning to buy one for regular cruising, 'Inland Cruising' shows how anyone with common sense and enthusiasm can enjoy a successful cruise on any canal or river. All the various boat handling techniques are covered, and there is helpful advice on planning the trip, family and solo boating and overcoming problems.


Author:       Norman Alborough
ISBN:         
Publisher:   Crowood Press
Pages:       125      Size: 255h x 195w
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(Was 14.99)  £9.99
INLAND WATERWAYS MANUAL,THE INLAND WATERWAYS MANUAL,THE
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Third Edition

There are more 3000 miles of navigable waterways in Great Britain, with more in Ireland and Europe. Peaceful canals, bustling rivers, glorious lakes - there is something for everyone.

Whatever your means, whatever your needs, it has never been easier to get afloat - whether just for an hour, a day, or a more ambitious cruise. This book will tell you what you need to know about how to do it - which boat to choose, whether to hire or buy, how much it will cost, and were you can go. Boat handling and manoeuvring are covered in detail, along with maintenance and repair. And there's a section on trailer boating for those who want to keep their boat at home.

This is the only book you will need to take your first steps afloat, and it is the one you will keep by you throughout your boating years.

Includes: newly restored waterways, the Boat Safety Scheme, Recreational Craft Directive, details of all the navigable waterways in the UK


Author:       Emrhys Barrell
ISBN:         0 7136 7636 1
Publisher:   Adlard Coles (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       193      Size: 240h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      September 2006



(was 14.99)  £9.99
INLAND WATERWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN,THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN,THE
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Eighth Edition

The long-running 'Inland Waterways of Great Britain' is the only single volume to cover in fine detail all inland navigations in England, Wales and Scotland. This colourful new edition also gives information on recently restored waterways and follows progress on others still under restoration. Jane Cumberlidge has included waterways reopened as part of Millennium events, such as the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals in Scotland, and the Rochdale and Huddersfield Narrow Canals across the Pennines. She also describes the first new waterway to be built in over a hundred years, the Ribble Link near Preston.

Canal restoration continues into the 21st century. Many waterways that were part of the original 1904 guide (Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and Wales: A Handbook of Inland Navigation for Manufacturers, Merchants, Traders and Others) but which fell into disuse in the middle of the 20th century, look set to return to navigation in the foreseeable future and their prospects are evaluated in this new edition. By contrast, an extended and updated section looks at waterways now lost to navigation, or possibly never finished, with map references for those who enjoy the challenge of searching out waterways history on the ground.

Jane Cumberlidge has a long interest in canals and many years experience of inland waterways in Britain and Europe, afloat, on foot and by bike. This knowledge and her extensive research has been brought to bear on this new, completely updated edition of Imray's waterways classic. For the many thousands of people who enjoy Britain's rivers and canals from the bank or towpath as well as afloat, several sections of the book reflect these interests. You will also find information about boat hire companies and suggestions for interesting holiday routes.


Author:       Jane Cumberlidge
ISBN:         978 1846230103
Publisher:   Imrays (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       417      Size: A4+ (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2009



Price:  £32.50
IWA: SAVING BRITAIN'S CANAL AND RIVER NAVIGATIONS IWA: SAVING BRITAIN'S CANAL AND RIVER NAVIGATIONS
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Sixty years ago, a small band of enthusiasts gathered together to form the Inland Waterways Association. They had witnessed the decline of the canal network and closure of parts of the system and had decided to do something about it. From those early beginnings, the Inland Waterways Association grew into a group of 17,000 members, all dedicated to restoring and using Britain's inland waterways.

This book provides a photographic history of the Inland Waterways Association. It tells the story of how, after the canal mania years, navigable rivers and canals were abandoned, and neglected structures left to rot, before recounting how IWA fought countless battles to save them. It also examines the history of the waterways themselves and how they have changed from industrial corridors to become places that 10 million of us visit every year, to enjoy walking, cruising, and many more activities in relaxing surroundings.

Illustrated with many captivating photographs from the 1940s to the present day, this provides an informative record of IWA's fight to restore Britain's Waterways.


Author:       David Blagrove
ISBN:         0 7524 3158 7
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       128      Size: 236h x 166w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2006



(was 12.99)  £9.99
JOHN GAGG BOOK OF CANAL TUNNELS JOHN GAGG BOOK OF CANAL TUNNELS
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Nothing in our waterway system is quite so fascinating as the tunnels. There are still 46 of them in use, some are nearly two miles long. Most were dug with primitive tools in appalling conditions, but they still carry boats on dark, mysterious, and often haunted journeys through hills.

This small book, written by an author who has cruised through the usable ones, looks at the past and present of all the tunnels still at work, and also at the main disused ones.


Author:       Not Known
ISBN:         Not Known
Publisher:   John Gagg
Pages:       32      Size: A5 (P)
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Price:  £3.50
JOHN GAGG BOOK OF NARROW CANALS JOHN GAGG BOOK OF NARROW CANALS
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Britain's canals are covered in detail by many historical books and by guides, but rarely are they grouped together for briefer descriptions in words and pictures.

This small book looks at the narrow-locked canals now in use, and gives short accounts of their past and what they look like today. John Gagg has now cruised on every inland waterway, and the present day material in this book comes from first-hand experience.


Author:       
ISBN:         0 9504226 1 4
Publisher:   John Gagg
Pages:       32      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



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JOHN GAGG BOOK OF 250 WATERWAY LANDMARKS JOHN GAGG BOOK OF 250 WATERWAY LANDMARKS
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There are eye-catching landmarks all over our waterways, and many have caught John Gagg's eye as he cruised. They range from striking canal tunnels to power stations, from flights of locks to old warehouses, from mileposts to vast aqueducts, from cathedrals to cows.

In this book 82 are described and often illustrated, and another 168 are mentioned in passing or listed at the end. Ordnance Survey grid references are given for the remote ones, so that the walker and motorist, as well as a the waterway user, can find them.


Author:       
ISBN:         0 9504226 3 0
Publisher:   John Gagg
Pages:       32      Size: A5 (P)
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JOHN GAGG BOOK OF BROAD CANALS JOHN GAGG BOOK OF BROAD CANALS
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Britain's canals are covered in detail by several historical books and by guides, but rarely are the grouped together in handy brief descriptions. This small book looks, in words and pictures, at the broad locked canals now in use, and describes both their past and what they look like today. It forms a companion book to "Narrow Canals" in the same series. The photographs and present-day descriptions come from the author's first hand cruising experience.


Author:       
ISBN:         0 9504226 5 7
Publisher:   John Gagg
Pages:       32      Size: A5 (P)
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JOURNEY WITHOUT END JOURNEY WITHOUT END
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Author:       David Bolton
ISBN:         0 947712 40 2
Publisher:   M&M Baldwin
Pages:       191      Size: 210h x 135w
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KEEPING AFLOAT KEEPING AFLOAT
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'Keeping Afloat' is a light-hearted tale of John Liley's exploits on the canals of France. John was working for a boating magazine when he was overcome with the dream of owning and operating a hotel-barge in France. Now, 30 years on, he tells of his often-hilarious misadventures in the early days of setting up a business that would keep afloat. Characters such as 'The Whizzer', 'Mighty Min' and 'Monsieur Bertrand' would be unbelievable, were they not true. Barge enthusiasts and landlubbers alike will laugh with and at John's exploits.


Author:       John Liley
ISBN:         978 0 9554217 5 4
Publisher:   Loose Chippings (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       212      Size: 220h x 155w
Entry Added/Amended:      August 2009



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KENNET & AVON CANAL,THE:NEWBURY TO BATH'64 KENNET & AVON CANAL,THE:NEWBURY TO BATH'64
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Starting out from Newbury one frosty October morning in 1964, John Russell planned to photograph and describe every work of architectural interest along the length of the Kennet & Avon Canal. Eight rolls of film and four days later, he arrived in Bath, saddle-sore and sated with canal scenery. A further trip in the spring of 1965 resulted in a total of 400 photographs. Here is a selection of those images, following the course of the canal, surely one of England's most beautiful, and reflecting its delightful character. In many cases the photographs are also of considerable historical interest as restoration was then only a distant dream, over 30 years ago, when the often derelict remains of the canal were far removed from their present state.


Author:       J.Russell
ISBN:         0 948975 46 6
Publisher:   Millstream Books
Pages:       136      Size: 250h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £12.99
KENNET & AVON CANAL, THE RESTORATION OF KENNET & AVON CANAL, THE RESTORATION OF
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The Kennet & Avon Canal, flowing through some of the most attractive areas of England, can lay claim to being one of Britain's most picturesque waterways. It is little wonder that the huge crowd that thronged the lock sides at Devizes for the canal's reopening in August 1990 by her Majesty the Queen saw it as an occasion for a grand celebration.

That this happy combination of many years of rejuvenation was possible at all was entirely due to the volunteers of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, a voluntary body set up to restore the remains of the canal after its abandonment and subsequent dereliction. It was after the end of the Second World War that a few people realised that the remnants of Britain's canal network were, without drastic and immediate action, about to be lost to future generations. They were convinced of not only the value of canals as multi-purpose amenities but that this concept would eventually dawn on the powers that be. From these few enthusiasts grew a series of preservation organisations, of which the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust was but one. However the trust had the unprecedented task of restoring over 70 miles of primarily rural canal with the added difficulties of massive engineering challenges to overcome. Although the canal reopened in 1990, it took another 10 years and £30 million to ensure its survival. This is the story of the work and dedication of literally thousands of volunteers over five decades and of the canal they rescued.


Author:       Peter Lindley Jones
ISBN:         0 7524 2387 8
Publisher:   Tempus
Pages:       160      Size: 248h x 170w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £16.99
KENNET AND AVON CANAL, THE:FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS KENNET AND AVON CANAL, THE:FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
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A safe route from London to Bristol was long a dream of traders and shipowners. With a hazardous route via the English Channel and inland alternative was first proposed in 1788. After a couple of false starts construction began in 1794. Fourteeen years later the Kennet & Avon Canal was opened, with the last section to open being the spectacular series of locks at Devizes.

Attempts to close the canal in the 1940s were unsuccessful and the 1950s saw the formation of what was to become the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust. Over a long period, members of the trust, with support from British Waterways, rebuilt the neglected waterway and it was officially reopened by HM the Queen in 1990.

One of the most spectacular of England waterways, the Kennet & Avon has become the biggest success story of canal restoration. Illustrated with over 200 images,'The Kennet & Avon Canal From Old Photographs' is a must for canal enthusiasts and for those lucky enough to live a long route of England's most picturesque canal.


Author:       Clive and Helen Hackford
ISBN:         978 1 84868 131 6
Publisher:   Amberley (Pub. 2010)
Pages:       127      Size: 236h x 160w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2010



Price:  £12.99
KIWI AFLOAT KIWI AFLOAT
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Have you ever sunk Your Boat before you've sailed it?

Do you fancy a holiday on an English canal or river during which you will be ship-wrecked (almost), cold, depressed, tired, anxious, bilious, blown backwards, blinded in one eye and completely enveloped in black smoke?.

On the other hand, would you enjoy hilarious situations, colourful characters, friendly conversations, interesting Navigation inns, engineering marvels, beautiful remote moorings and moments of great contentment?

As you wonder at the infinite variety of things to observe, 'locks, pounds, gate paddles, buttys, Tom Puddings and Gongoozlers' will become everyday language when you join Salidha, Maori and Adagio and their crews (disaster-prone novices all) as they set out to explore England's amazing waterways.


Author:       Doris Coppell
ISBN:         0 476 00982 0
Publisher:   Doris Coppell (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       248      Size: 230h x 152w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2008



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