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LANCASHIRE CANAL CARRIERS LANCASHIRE CANAL CARRIERS
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Scenes from the past. Lancashire Canal Carriers J. Monk & Sons.


Author:       Norman Jones
ISBN:         1 870119 54 1
Publisher:   Foxline
Pages:       64      Size: 274h x 215w
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Price:  £9.95
LANDSCAPE TRILOGY LANDSCAPE TRILOGY
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L.T.C. Rolt was the first writer to give literary shape to the subject of the Industrial Revolution, and his biographies of the great engineers Brunel, Telford and the Stephensons are now regarded as classics. He was also a pioneer of canal and railway preservation, and this one-volume edition of 'Landscape with Machines', 'Landscape with Canals' and 'Landscape with Figures', published for the first time in paperback, gives us his life story.

Tom, as he was known, was born in 1910. In his early career he ran a garage specialising in vintage and veteran cars, which fuelled his passion for both motor racing and good engineering. He then converted the narrowboat 'Cressy' into a floating home, to voyage through the secret green water-lanes of England and Wales during the Second World War. His writing career blossomed while on board, with the publication of his first book, 'Narrowboat'. The final part of his autobiography, charting his efforts to preserve historic railways, his struggles to become a writer of repute, and his experiences as a broadcaster during the early days of television and radio, was written in the last years of his life.

Imbued with the author's love of England and his intense feeling for the beauty and order of the English countryside, this book reveals a landscape populated not only by people but also by the machines with which she was fascinated.


Author:       LTC Rolt
ISBN:         0 7509 4139 1
Publisher:   Sutton (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       652      Size: 215h x 140w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2006



Price:  £14.99
LANDSCAPE WITH CANALS LANDSCAPE WITH CANALS
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Author:       L.T.C.Rolt
ISBN:         0 86299141 2
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       188      Size: 235h x 155w
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LANDSCAPE WITH MACHINES LANDSCAPE WITH MACHINES
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Autobiography Part 1 of 3
Author:       L.T.C.Rolt
ISBN:         0 86299 140 4
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       230      Size: 235h x 155w
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LAST NUMBER ONES,THE LAST NUMBER ONES,THE
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The 'Number Ones' were the proud elite of boat people who owned and operated their own cargo carrying canal narrowboats. The term probably originated from boat gauging registers where there was a column for 'fleet number'. If you won't just one boat, there was only one in your fleet, and the obvious entry for this column was '1', the number one.

Joe and Rose Skinner were the last Number Ones. This book brings together this story along with their long-serving horse boat 'Friendship' as a celebration of a unique position in waterway history. The book combines the transcripts of interviews with Joe and Rose, with a history of 'Friendship' and its preservation at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port.

Born at the end of the 19th century they retired in 1959 and passed away in 1975 and 1976 with Rose surviving Joe by just 15 months.

The book is accompanied by a CD Rom of Brian Vaughton's interviews for a BBC radio documentary recorded in 1961.


Author:       Edited by Hugh Potter
ISBN:         1 870002 04 0
Publisher:   Waterways World (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       96      Size: 235h x 157w
Entry Added/Amended:      December 2007



Price:  £19.98
LEEDS-LIVERPOOL CANAL IN YORKSHIRE LEEDS-LIVERPOOL CANAL IN YORKSHIRE
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Author:       Gary Firth
ISBN:         0 7524 1631 6
Publisher:   Tempus Publishing (TEMPUS IMAGES)
Pages:       128      Size: 235h x 165w
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LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL
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Author:       Mike Clarke
ISBN:         1 85936 013 0
Publisher:   Carnegie Publishing
Pages:       288      Size: 245h x 170w
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Price:  £12.00
LEICESTER & MELTON MOWBRAY NAVIGATION,THE LEICESTER & MELTON MOWBRAY NAVIGATION,THE
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Author:       P A Stevens
ISBN:         0 86299 187 0
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       154      Size: 230h x 165w
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LEONTYNE LEONTYNE
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Author:       Richard Goodwin
ISBN:         0 00 215390 4
Publisher:   Collins
Pages:       219      Size: 240h x 165w
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LIVERPOOL AND ITS CANAL LIVERPOOL AND ITS CANAL
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Born and raised in Liverpool, Mike Clarke has spent over thirty years researching the history of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and is the acknowledged expert on the subject. His interests are much wider; he wrote the section on European waterway history for Encyclopaedia Britannica, and has worked on historic engineering projects across Europe.

This book was first published almost 15 years ago as part of the Maritime Museum's series on Port History. Mike has added further historical information and illustrations, bringing the story up-to-date with details of the new canal across Pier Head, linking the north and south docks.


Author:       Mike Clarke
ISBN:         978 1 84306 336 0
Publisher:   Landmark (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       95      Size: 247h x 175w
Entry Added/Amended:      August 2007



Price:  £9.99
LIVING ABOARD LIVING ABOARD
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An estimated 15,000 people live on board boats in the UK and at any one time thousands more are interested in doing so. The aim of this beautifully illustrated guide is to help people live the dream and not the nightmare, providing a useful step-by-step introduction to the basics of making a life afloat.

The book covers different types of liveaboard craft suitable for canals, rivers and estuaries, and the good and bad points of the different options. It goes on to discuss practicalities such as moorings, engines (including basic maintenance and fault-finding), heating and cooking, sanitation, furnishing a boat, survival tips and finances. This is a must-have guide for all those considering the alternative way of living that a boat offers, as well as those who are already there!

Nick Corble has written a number of books for Tempus, including 'Britain's Canals: A Handbook' and 'James Brindley: The First Canal builder', and is editor of the Tempus Towpath Guides series. He lives in Buckinghamshire. Allan Ford has written 'Riding the wall of Death' for Tempus, Co-authored with Nick Corble, and has lived on a canal boat for 10 years.


Author:       Nick Corble and Allan Ford
ISBN:         978 0 7524 4519 9
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       143      Size: 227h x 125w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2008



Price:  £9.99
LLANGOLLEN CANAL: THE LLANGOLLEN CANAL: THE
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The Llangollen Canal is now the most popular and busiest pleasure cruising and waterway in the British Waterways network. Running for 46 miles from the main line of the Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich, it wends its way across lovely Cheshire and Shropshire countryside, then into the spectacular Welsh mountains to a terminus on the River Dee in the Vale of Llangollen.

Historically, the Waterway comprises of most of the route of the original Ellesmere Canal, planned and built by such famous engineers as Thomas Telford and William Jessop. Among its outstanding engineering structures are the aqueducts at Chirk and Pontcysyllte. The latter is the premiere 'wonder' of Britain's waterways and also world-famous.

Written by Harry Arnold, renowned waterways journalist and photographer. He is the author of a work on the linking Montgomery Canal. This book brings together many pictures from his extensive waterway images library. They have been taken and collected over four decades whilst boating along, working on and photographing the Llangollen Canal.


Author:       Harry Arnold
ISBN:         978 1 84306 335 3
Publisher:   Landmark (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       160      Size: 246h x 175w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2009



Price:  £14.99
LOCK KEEPER'S DAUGHTER LOCK KEEPER'S DAUGHTER
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Author:       Pat Warner
ISBN:         1 85858 075 7
Publisher:   Brewin Books
Pages:       138      Size: A5 (P)
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LONDON & S.E.ENGLAND LONDON & S.E.ENGLAND
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Author:       Martyn Denney
ISBN:         0 86190 508 9
Publisher:   Moorland
Pages:       124      Size: 250h x 190w
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LONDON'S CANALS LONDON'S CANALS
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This book is for people who want to discover the canals of London on foot or by boat. There are many plates of places of interest and thumbnail maps of the waterways described.
Author:       Derek Pratt
ISBN:         0 7478 0601 2
Publisher:   Shire (Pub. 2004)
Pages:       56      Size: A5(P)
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LONDON'S LOST ROUTE TO MIDHURST LONDON'S LOST ROUTE TO MIDHURST
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Author:       P.A.L.Vine
ISBN:         0 7509 0968 4
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       176      Size: 230h x 165w
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LONDON'S LOST ROUTE TO PORTSMOUTH LONDON'S LOST ROUTE TO PORTSMOUTH
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The Portsmouth and Arundel Canal was an extraordinary speculation and an ignominious failure. Plans to complete the inland navigation between London and Portsmouth Harbour, the construction of the waterway was strongly supported by William Huskisson M.P. and the 3rd Earl of Egremont. Built to safeguard coastal shipping from French privateers and the hazards of the Forehand passage, the outcome of Waterloo and the development of steam vessels transformed its prospects. When it opened, in 1823, it was part barge canal, part ship canal and part open-water over which barges had to rely on a primitive steam tug and a favourable tide. The navigation company suffered from poor management and lack of financial control. The contractors' accounts were queried and left unpaid, resulting in their refusal to carry out repairs. The Portsea Ship Canal had to be abandoned almost as soon as it opened, because it leaked, and there was no money to put it right.

From the Thames to Portsmouth was 115 miles and involved the passage of 52 locks. Only when there were sufficient water available and they were neither floods nor ice could the voyage be made in less than five days. But the London merchants frustrated by the need to pay tolls to six different navigations, continued to prefer the coastal route. Nevertheless, between 1824 and 1838 barges, escorted by Redcoats, carried many tons of bullion from Portsmouth to the Bank of England. Only the Chichester Ship Canal proved successful, but it had to be closed in the early 20th century. Today, plans are in hand for that section to be reopened to Chichester Harbour for pleasure craft, while the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society are making strenuous efforts to uncover the remains of the barge canal.

This new book, by the unchallenged authority on this subject, will receive a warm welcome from canal and waterway students everywhere and from countryside explorers in Sussex and Hampshire.


Author:       P.A.L.Vine
ISBN:         978 1 86077 514 7
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       192      Size: 247h x 169w
Entry Added/Amended:      December 2007



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LONDON'S LOST ROUTE TO THE BASINGSTOKE LONDON'S LOST ROUTE TO THE BASINGSTOKE
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Author:       P.A.L Vine
ISBN:         0 7509 0359 7
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       235      Size: 225h x 165w
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LYDNEY DOCKS, A GLANCE BACK AT LYDNEY DOCKS, A GLANCE BACK AT
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Author:       Neil Parkhouse
ISBN:         1 903 59900 8
Publisher:   Black Dwarf
Pages:       80      Size: A5 (P)
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MAIDENS' TRIP MAIDENS' TRIP
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(First Pub 1948)

A delightful book, which recounts some of the more colourful adventures of three girls afloat in wartime. Vivacious and entertaining, its appeal stretches far beyond waterways circles.


Author:       Emma Smith
ISBN:         0 905366 36 2
Publisher:   Belmont Press (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       208      Size: A5- (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      March 2009



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MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL,A HUNDRED YEARS OF MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL,A HUNDRED YEARS OF
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Author:       Ted Gray
ISBN:         1 899181 85 7
Publisher:   Memories
Pages:       130      Size: 200h x 210w
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MERSEY FERRIES: VOL 2 THE WALLASEY FERRIES MERSEY FERRIES: VOL 2 THE WALLASEY FERRIES
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Author:       T B Maund/M Jenkins
ISBN:         1 903599 08 3
Publisher:   Black Dwarf
Pages:       200      Size: 230H x 215w
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MIDLANDS CANALS: MEMORIES OF THE CANAL CARRIERS MIDLANDS CANALS: MEMORIES OF THE CANAL CARRIERS
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The men, women and children of all ages who lived and worked on inland waterways experienced a spartan existence. They would often commence work at 4 or 5 am., then perhaps collect a horse from a stable and fit its tack ready for the day activities. After The, they might shovel out of the boat nearly 20 tons of coal, and then carry on boating until well after dark. Many do it contained a whole family who would live, Cork and sleep using a tiny cabin at the rear. That way of living and working has, released in this country, now long gone.

This superbly researched and illustrated book is a compilation into games with a handful the front who worked the canals during the final decades of commercial canal carrying, and captures the flavour of this lost era. Among those interviewed are those that regularly troubled the narrow canals from the Midlands industrial region down to London, and from the Midlands and north to Manchester and Runcorn. They worked for the big companies such as the well known Grand Union Canal Carrying Co., to the small one or two boat family businesses that today no one has heard of, such as the Wolverhampton-based company George & Mathews.

This book spans the 1930s to 1960s, a time when transport of goods and materials went through great changes. It also explores the other topics such as the Winds use of ice boats. The small but steady craft operated in the most hazardous conditions in order to keep the canals open.

Robert Davies has had decades of contact with the canal system and has also written 'Boats, Smoke, Steam and Folk' for Tempus. He lives in West Bromwich.


Author:       Robert Davies
ISBN:         0 7524 3910 3
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       127      Size: 236h x 160w
Entry Added/Amended:      September 2006



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MILITARY ON ENGLISH WATERWAYS,THE MILITARY ON ENGLISH WATERWAYS,THE
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Author:       Compton/Carr-Gomm
ISBN:         0 901461 14 8
Publisher:   Railway & Canal Historic Soc.
Pages:       100      Size: 230h x 175w
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MONKEY MARSH LOCK (K & A CANAL) MONKEY MARSH LOCK (K & A CANAL)
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Author:       Not Known
ISBN:         Not Known
Publisher:   K & A Canal Trust
Pages:       16      Size: 245h x 210w
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MONTGOMERY CANAL AND ITS RESTORATION, THE MONTGOMERY CANAL AND ITS RESTORATION, THE
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The Montgomery Canal runs through some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles as it crosses the border counties of England and Wales. The route passes through Shropshire and Powys as it links the Llangollen Canal at Frankton Junction with Newtown. An unfortunate breach in 1936 led to official abandonment in 1944. Fortunately, in 1968, volunteer work on the canal was started by the Shropshire Union Canal Society.

The canal is gradually being restored and part of it is once again connected to the national network.

Much support has come from H R H The Prince of Wales, who has taken a personal interest in the Montgomery project and has visited the canal no less than four times.

Written by Harry Arnold, renowned waterways journalist, photographer and co-founder of the restoration scheme, this history features many photographs from his extensive archive and includes rare views of L.T.C. Rolt's Cressy, one of the most famous boats in waterways history.
Author:       Harry Arnold
ISBN:         0 7524 1660 X
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2003)
Pages:       128      Size: 236h x 165w
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N.W.WATERWAYS WALKS-2) BY MERSEY WATERWAYS N.W.WATERWAYS WALKS-2) BY MERSEY WATERWAYS
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Author:       David Parry
ISBN:         1 85058 383 8
Publisher:   Sigma Leisure
Pages:       165      Size: A5 (P)
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N.W.WATERWAYS WALKS-3) N.OF THE MERSEY N.W.WATERWAYS WALKS-3) N.OF THE MERSEY
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Author:       Dennis Needham
ISBN:         1 85058 477 X
Publisher:   Sigma Leisure
Pages:       122      Size: A5 (P)
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NARROWBOAT DREAMS NARROWBOAT DREAMS
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Steve Hayward has a problem. He doesn't know where he comes from. In the south, people think he's a northerner; in the north, they think he's from the south. Jjudged against global warming and the sad demise of 'Celebrity Big Brother', this hardly registers high on the Richter scale of world disasters. But it's enough to worry Steve. And it's enough of an excuse for him to escape the routine of his life in London for a voyage of discovery along England's inland waterways.

Travelling by traditional narrowboat, he heads north from Banbury in deepest Oxfordshire, through the former industrial wastelands of the now vibrantly modern Manchester, to the trendy affluence of Hebden Bridge at the centre of West Yorkshire's ciabatta belt. With irrepressible humour he describes the history of the canals, his encounters with characters along the way, and the magic that makes England's waterways so appealing.


Author:       Steve Haywood
ISBN:         978 1 84024 670 4
Publisher:   Summersde (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       319      Size: B Format
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2008



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NARROW BOAT NARROW BOAT
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Author:       L.T.C.Rolt
ISBN:         1 84015 064 5
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       212      Size: 240h x 165w
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NARROW BOAT NARROW BOAT
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Author:       L.T.C.Rolt
ISBN:         0 7509 0806 8
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       212      Size: 235h x 155w
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NARROWBOATS EXPLAINED NARROWBOATS EXPLAINED
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Have you ever hired a narrowboat? Are you thinking of buying one? Have you thought what is like to live on one?

Whether you worry regular boater or someone who would just like to learn more about the craft and the canal network, this book is an ideal companion packed with practical information, photographs, diagrams and drawings.

Dreams of life on a traditional narrowboat conjure up images of locks, rustic arched bridges, peaceful waters and warm, green countryside. But can this become a reality?

Trevor Yorke believes it can, and in a book that will surprise and inform, he covers all aspects of narrowboats. There are sections on history of the craft; the various types; the functions of the different areas of the boat from hull to the engine; the special decoration; and how to cruise them.

Most importantly there is advice on every aspect from someone who has had a lifetime of involvement with narrowboats.

Trevor Yorke is a full-time artist and writer. His many books include " British Architectural Styles ", "Georgian and Regency Houses Explained '' and (with his father, Stan) "English Canals Explained ''.


Author:       Trevor Yorke
ISBN:         978 1 84674 146 3
Publisher:   Countryside Books (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       96      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2009



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NEW NAVVIES,THE NEW NAVVIES,THE
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Author:       Roger W Squires
ISBN:         0 85033 364 4
Publisher:   Phillimore
Pages:       232      Size: 255h x 195w
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NEW NUMBER ONE: THE NEW NUMBER ONE: THE
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1948: The reality of life on Britain's nationalised waterways is becoming apparent to the families who work the narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal. More change threatens as a post-war world raises new demands for faster, cheaper transport, and the old ways become out-moded.

Against this shifting backdrop, Michael and Harriet, Ginny, Carrie, and Alby Baker, together with the other characters so familiar from the last two volumes of this story, carry on their lives, coping with ever more difficult conditions as the demand for their services slowly declines.

As always, Geoffrey Lewis' story focuses on the humanity of his characters, portraying the humour and resilience of the boating people. Everyone who has read 'A Boy Off the Bank' and 'The Girl at the Tiller' will welcome this concluding tale of this popular trilogy.


Author:       Geoffrey Lewis
ISBN:         978 0 9545624 8 9
Publisher:   SGM (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       240      Size: B Format
Entry Added/Amended:      March 2009



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NOTTINGHAM CANAL: A HISTORY AND GUIDE NOTTINGHAM CANAL: A HISTORY AND GUIDE
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The Nottingham Canal ran from Trent Bridge to join with the Cromford and Erewash canals at Langley Mill. The canal itself was abandoned in the 1930s and much has been built on it since then but this detailed book provides a lasting record of its journey from past to present. Carefully researched and illustrated with a mix of archive and modern photographs, this is the ideal companion for those interested in the history of Nottingham as well as for anyone who might be unaware just how much things have changed alongside this sometimes overlooked waterway.

Bernard Chell has also written 'Nottingham's Lost Canal' in 1995. He has had a lifelong interest in the Nottingham Canal living close to it as a boy and fishing there from the late 1940s. Now retired, he gives talks to groups on the local history of the Nottingham Canal. He lives in Derbyshire.


Author:       Bernard Chell
ISBN:         0 7524 3759 3
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       160      Size: 250h x 173w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2006



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