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OBSERVER BOOK OF CANALS OBSERVER BOOK OF CANALS
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Author:       John Gagg
ISBN:         1 85471 023 0
Publisher:   Claremont Books
Pages:       192      Size: 165h x 105w
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PADDLE STEAMERS PADDLE STEAMERS
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Author:       Andrew Gladwell
ISBN:         0 7524 2395 9
Publisher:   Tempus
Pages:       128      Size: 235h x 165w
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Price:  £12.99
PENNINE DREAMS PENNINE DREAMS
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The Story of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Author:       Keith Gibson
ISBN:         0 7524 2751 2
Publisher:   Tempus
Pages:       160      Size: 247h x 172w
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Price:  £16.99
PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANAL CRAFT PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANAL CRAFT
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Author:       Smith
ISBN:         0 7134 1637 8
Publisher:   Batsford
Pages:       135      Size: 255h x 195w
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PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANALS PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANALS
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Author:       Gladwin
ISBN:         0 7134 0554 6
Publisher:   Batsford
Pages:       143      Size: 255h x 195w
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PLEASURE BOATING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA PLEASURE BOATING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
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Author:       Vine
ISBN:         0 85033 504 3
Publisher:   Phillimore
Pages:       159      Size: 250h x 195w
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PORTRAIT OF THE RIVER TRENT PORTRAIT OF THE RIVER TRENT
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Author:       Peter Lord
ISBN:         0 7091 0210 0
Publisher:   Robert Hale
Pages:       208      Size: 225h x 145w
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PORTRAIT OF THE SEVERN, A PORTRAIT OF THE SEVERN, A
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Spanning more than two hundred miles the Severn is Britain's longest river and was for centuries its most important trade route. Exploited by the Romans, it was subsequently linked to the development of the canal system and played a vital part in the Industrial Revolution.

Photographer Chris Morris follows the Severn from central Wales to the Bristol Channel, presenting luminous riverscapes, evocative images of coracles, fishing and trade and also the new bridges, white yachts and riverside pubs of the modern river. The result is a vivid portrait of the Severn in all its moods.


Author:       Chris Morris
ISBN:         0 9542096 5 6
Publisher:   Tanner's Yard Press (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       128      Size: 175h x 250w
Entry Added/Amended:      November 2009



Price:  £17.99
PORTRAIT OF THE SEVERN PORTRAIT OF THE SEVERN
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Author:       J.H.B.Peel
ISBN:         0 7091 8450 6
Publisher:   Robert Hale
Pages:       208      Size: 225h x 150w
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PRECIOUS CARGO PRECIOUS CARGO
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Author:       Robin Smithett
ISBN:         1 870002 99 7
Publisher:   Waterways World
Pages:       107      Size: 270h x 195w
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Price:  £17.99
QUIET WATERS BY, THE QUIET WATERS BY, THE
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Baldwins 'Working Waterways Series' Book 7

David's first book ended in 1963 after the 'great freeze', but that didn't stop him boating. He went on to run a trip boat on the Kennet, and followed this by a spell as a Thames lock- keeper. He recalls with wonderful detail his days with the Thames Conservancy, with its traditions of brass buttons and steam launches. He still retained an interest in narrowboats and narrowboat-carrying, and describes a number of memorable trips, including the one which nearly ended in disaster, when floodwater swept him onto a weir. On a happier note, he tells us about the time he towed the Skinner's 'Friendship' to Stratford for the re-opening of the canal by the Queen Mother in 1964.


Author:       David Blagrove
ISBN:         0 947712 35 6
Publisher:   M & M Baldwin
Pages:       232      Size: A5 (P)
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RACE AGAINST TIME RACE AGAINST TIME
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Author:       David Bolton
ISBN:         0 413 63470 1
Publisher:   Methuen
Pages:       270      Size: 225h x 145w
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RACE AGAINST TIME RACE AGAINST TIME
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Author:       David Bolton
ISBN:         0 7493 0994 6
Publisher:   Methuen
Pages:       270      Size: B format (P)
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Price:  £5.99
RAMLIN ROSE RAMLIN ROSE
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Author:       Sheila Steward
ISBN:         1 89695 043 3
Publisher:   Isis
Pages:       325      Size: 240h x 160w
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Price:  £11.99
RAMLIN ROSE RAMLIN ROSE
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Author:       Sheila Steward
ISBN:         0 19 285302 3
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Pages:       230      Size: B format (P)
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REGENT'S CANAL, THE : Londons Hidden Waterway REGENT'S CANAL, THE : Londons Hidden Waterway
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Enclosed in an almost secret world behind wharfs and waterside buildings, the busy Regent's Canal served industries and businesses in north London for 150 years.

Now used for houseboats, pleasure boating and by walkers and cyclists, the Regent's Canal has new life and its development and commercial success are explored in this detailed history of one of London's hidden assets.


Author:       Alan Faulkner
ISBN:         1 870002 59 8
Publisher:   Waterways World (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       166      Size: 280h x 210W
Entry Added/Amended:      August 2005



Price:  £25.00
RIVER AND CANAL TRANSPORT RIVER AND CANAL TRANSPORT
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Author:       John Vince
ISBN:         0 7137 3478 7
Publisher:   Blandford Press
Pages:       96      Size: 215h x 155w
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RIVER AVON,THE: A Pictorial History RIVER AVON,THE: A Pictorial History
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The River Avon has been navigable between Tewkesbury, its confluence with the Severn, and Stratford upon Avon ever since 1639, when William Sandys constructed locks and weirs more than 200 years after Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick 'was mynded to have made passage for boattes from Tewkesbury to Warwick for transportying of merchantdise for the advantage of Warwick'. Six centuries later navigation to Warwick is still planned but, meanwhile, trade so far as Stratford expanded greatly through the 18th century, only to decline after the railways came. In disrepair for many years, the navigation was restored between 1950 and 1974 and is now much used again.

Making skilful use of old prints and photographs, the author reveals riverside life in vivid, visual detail over two centuries - in the towns of Warwick, Stratford, Evesham, Pershore, Tewkesbury and in the many villages along the river, together with mills, bridges, Ford's, locks and we years. Illustrations also throw fascinating light on the types of boat used… from sailing barges and ferry boats to pleasure steamers. An intriguing and comprehensive view of the Avon, its people and its surroundings as they used to be.


Author:       Josephine Jeremiah
ISBN:         1 86077 116 5
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub.1999)
Pages:       64      Size: 254h x 190w
Entry Added/Amended:      December 2007



Price:  £13.99
RIVER NENE, THE: A Pictorial History RIVER NENE, THE: A Pictorial History
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Rising in Northamptonshire, the River Nene flows through two more counties - Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire - before reaching The Wash, passing Northampton, Wellingborough, Thrapston, Oundle, Peterborough and Wisbech on its way to the sea. In the upper reaches, from its source to Thrapston, local folk call it the 'Nen' while down river the waterway is known as the 'Neen'.

Made navigable from Peterborough to Northampton in 1761, the Nene was linked with the national canal system in 1815. In the past, boats carrying cargoes traded both up and downstream. Nowadays, pleasure boats used the 37 locks between Northampton and Peterborough, while the tidal river is still used by sea-going vessels. Winding through water meadows and shady woodland, the river flows past ancient churches, stately homes, stone-built villages, busy towns and a cathedral city steeped in history. Near the end of its journey, the Nene flows through flat Fenland country till it meets the sea.

In this striking collection of carefully captioned, old photographs, the author vividly reveals life along the Nene in bygone times. The wide variety of waterside scenes, of bridges, boats, locks, staunches and floods - and people - include both lively town and contrasting peaceful village views. This informative and nostalgic excursion along the River Nene will fascinate residents, river users and visitors to the area. It will also be warmly welcomed by all with an interest in England's waterways.


Author:       Josephine Jeremiah
ISBN:         1 86077 257 9
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub. 2003)
Pages:       128      Size: 252h x 194w
Entry Added/Amended:      December 2007



Price:  £14.99
RIVER OUSE, THE: AND THE RIVER CAM: From Brackley to King's Lynn RIVER OUSE, THE: AND THE RIVER CAM: From Brackley to King's Lynn
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Rising in Northamptonshire, the River Great Ouse flows around 161 miles from its source to the sea. It is joined, along the way, by the rivers Cam, Little Ouse, Wissey and Nar. After winding south-east to Buckingham, the Great Ouse runs in a generally north-easterly direction through Bedford, St Neots, Huntingdon, St Ives, Ely and Littleport to Denver Sluice. Finally, the river heads north to King's Lynn and the Wash.

Throughout its length the Great Ouse and its banks are steeped in history, but the marinas and locks used by the boaters of today, along with the flood control and drainage systems, make this a modern waterway, too. It is fascinating to compare the present day river with how it once would have been. Using evocative collection of informatively captioned old prints and photographs, whose subject range from boats, bridges, water mills and ferries to riverside towns and villages, the cathedral city and the seaport, the author takes the reader on an historical journey on the Great Ouse and some of its tributaries. This delightful new study of bygone days on the waterways will interest local residents, river users and visitors, and transport historians in equal measure.


Author:       Josephine Jeremiah
ISBN:         1 86077 417 2
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       120      Size: 254h x 193w
Entry Added/Amended:      December 2007



Price:  £15.99
RIVER SEVERN, THE RIVER SEVERN, THE
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A journey following the river from the estuary to its source.

The River Severn, Britain's longest river, passes through some of our most beautiful countryside, but it is the variety of scenery that makes it so special. Beginning as a body spraying on top of Plynlimon in mid-Wales, it falls approximately 1500 ft in the first 12 miles. Over the remaining 200 miles, the river descends imperceptibly to sea level. Shallow and fast-flowing first between mountains and hills, and Welshpool it gets lost and begins coiling and uncoiling its slow progress out of Wales. Escaping from Shropshire's Ironbridge gorge, the Severn recovers its sense of direction and heads purposefully south towards the Bristol Channel. Near Frampton on Severn, it widens dramatically, gradually surrendering itself to the sea.

this book is the record of the journey in the opposite direction, following the Severn from the M4 bridge over the estuary to the river's source. Every aspect of the changing scenery is captured in over 200 photographs. The cathedral cities of Gloucester and Worcester , medieval Tewkesbury and Shrewsbury, also Bridgnorth, Welshpool, and Newtown are found in these pages, together with all the smaller towns, villages and hamlets through which the river flows. The text includes much of the local history and a few events of national importance, as well as the author's observations as he progresses along the great river.


Author:       John Bradford
ISBN:         0 9519481 9 9
Publisher:   Hunt End Books (Pub. 2004)
Pages:       162      Size: 215h x 235w
Entry Added/Amended:      May 2005



Price:  £12.95
RIVER SEVERN, THE RIVER SEVERN, THE
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The River Severn is Britain's longest river. Some 220 miles from its source to the sea, it starts its journey on the slopes of Plynlimon, winding past Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge before reaching Bridgnorth, Stockport, Worcester and Gloucester. The 'King's high stream of severn' was a principal trade route in the Middle Ages and, after the great expansion of the coal trade, became the second busiest river in Europe by the 17th century. Though traffic declined when the railways came, reminders of Severn's heyday are to be found along waterfronts of its inland ports, in his rural wharves and watermen's Inns...

In this remarkable new study of old Severnside the author brings back to life those busier days with a splendid collection of old photographs and prints. Cathedral cities and river ports feature; so too do Severn's bridges, locks and weirs; while river craft range from trow and passenger steamer to ferry boat and coracle, from horse-drawn narrowboat to sea-going ship... and, of course, the people who worked and lived on the river. Her fascinating book will delight local folk, river users and all visitors to this ancient waterway.


Author:       Josephine Jeremiah
ISBN:         1 86077 271 4
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub. 1998)
Pages:       128      Size: 247h x 186w
Entry Added/Amended:      December 2007



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RIVER TRENT NAVIGATION: THE RIVER TRENT NAVIGATION: THE
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Cargo carrying by water has always afforded an efficient means of transport in bulk goods and materials and the River Trent has seen such activity for centuries.

Both sea-going traffic using the river's lower reaches and waterways vessels using the entire Trent navigation and its associated canals are illustrated in this book, with an emphasis on the latter craft.

Illustrations show how the craft and power for movement of cargoes have developed over the past century from wooden vessels using wind, tide, horse and/or human beings to travel on the river, through steam tugs and diesel tugs to diesel-engined towing barges and, finally, self-propelled vessels.

For many decades, the Trent navigation was an essential part of Nottinghamshire's main link with London, by water via Hull. Railways came and roads were developed, diminishing the navigation's importance, but it retained a significant share of trade throughout most of the 20th century, though, sadly, apart from the gravellers, commercial inland waterway traffic has now vanished from the river. Shipping, however, continues to keep the wharves below Keadby busy.


Author:       Mike Taylor
ISBN:         978 0 7524 1742 1
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       128      Size: 236h x 166w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2009



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RIVER WYE,THE RIVER WYE,THE
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The River Wye has long been celebrated for its exceptional 'picturesque beauty'. Once navigated by trows and barges trading up and downstream and speckled with coracles, few large towns grew up on its banks and little heavy industry came to despoil its lovely landscape. In 1782, William Gilpin's illustrated book 'Observations on theWye' encouraged wealthy tourists to embark on 'The Wye Tour'... an excursion, by boat, from Ross-on-Wye to Chepstow. That book was followed, in 1797, by 'Picturesque Views on the Wye' by Gilpin's contemporary, the artist and author Samuel Ireland, who described the river from its source on Plynlimon down to Chepstow and its confluence with the Severn.

The mood of the moment was the 'discovery' of the beauty of wild nature and the 'picturesque' so the Wye quickly attracted poets and artists such as William Wordsworth and J M W Turner, with their pens and paints. Indeed even Admiral Lord Nelson came to take 'The Wye Tour', by boat, in 1802. During the 19th century, many further guides to the Wye and its delights were published, including those by Thomas Roscoe, Leitch Ritchie, Louisa Anne Twamley and Mr and Mrs S C Hall. All were illustrated and our present author has made very skilful use of the best of these early aquatints and engravings, interwoven with the early photographs of the landscape, to illustrate her brilliant account of the Wye.

The authors concise and very readable narrative of the history of the Wye Valley is transformed by her pictures and their captions into a book of compelling interest to all the communities along the river's banks, from country villages and market towns to cathedral city - and to all the many visitors who come to wonder at its magnificent scenery, ruined castles, bridges, ancient churches and, not least, the centuries old inns that grace its banks.


Author:       Josephine Jeremiah
ISBN:         1 86077 301 X
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub.2004)
Pages:       134      Size: 254h x 195w
Entry Added/Amended:      December 2007



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RIVERS RIVERS
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Author:       Ronald Russell
ISBN:         0 7153 7473 7
Publisher:   David & Charles
Pages:       208      Size: A5+ (P)
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RIVERS AND CANALS RIVERS AND CANALS
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Author:       Penny Marshal
ISBN:         0 356 11394 9
Publisher:   MacDonald
Pages:       48      Size: 255h x 195w
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SCOTLANDS INLAND WATERWAYS SCOTLANDS INLAND WATERWAYS
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Author:       PJG RANSOM
ISBN:         1 901663 22 1
Publisher:   NMS Publishing
Pages:       80      Size: 210h x 150w
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SCOTTISH LOCH AND CANAL STEAMERS SCOTTISH LOCH AND CANAL STEAMERS
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With its myriad lochs and rivers, communication in parts of Scotland has only been facilitated by water travel, and steam and motor ships and boats have been a regular sight on many lochs and on the canals.

'Scottish Loch & Canal Steamers' looks at the many pleasure steamers and motor vessels used on Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Loch Katrine, Loch Earn, the Lake Of Monteith and the many other sea and freshwater lochs, as well as on the Forth & Clyde, Union, Monkland and Caledonian canals.

Alistair Deayton brings together for the first time many unpublished images with an informative text and tells the story of the development of passenger services on Scotland's lochs and inland waterways.
Author:       Alistair Deayton
ISBN:         0 7524 3170 6
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2004)
Pages:       157      Size: 236h x 165W
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SEARCHING FOR SIR HUMPHREY:And other tales of the Thames SEARCHING FOR SIR HUMPHREY:And other tales of the Thames
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It is often said that the Thames is two rivers: the pastoral stream defining the lush Home Counties, and the umbilical connecting London to the sea. While not denying its changing nature, Chris Morris deals with the Thames as a single entity. From rush-cutters and medieval stone bridges on the upper reaches, fishermen and restored steam launches on the middle river, through tourist London to the Barrier on the tideway, a wide selection of its many aspects coalesce to produce a portrait of the Thames, true to today while still redolent of the traditions and culture of England's greatest river


Author:       Chris Morris
ISBN:         978 0 9542096 8 1
Publisher:   Tanner's Yard Press (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       144      Size: 230h x 253w
Entry Added/Amended:      November 2009



Price:  £14.99
SEVEN CANALS OF DERBYSHIRE, THE SEVEN CANALS OF DERBYSHIRE, THE
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A general introduction to the story of the Derbyshire canals, with contemporary illustrations and a colour section of some of them today. Includes 58 colour photographs.


Author:       Edward Garner
ISBN:         1 84306 072 8
Publisher:   Landmark
Pages:       160      Size: 257h x 173w
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SEVERN TRADERS SEVERN TRADERS
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Author:       Colin Green
ISBN:         0 953 302 822
Publisher:   Black Dwarf
Pages:       180      Size: 285h x 225w
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Price:  £26.95
SHEFFIELD AND TINSLEY CANAL, THE SHEFFIELD AND TINSLEY CANAL, THE
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Author:       Simon Ogden
ISBN:         1 874718 26 1
Publisher:   Hallamshire Press
Pages:       55      Size: 210h x 210w
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Price:  £7.95
SHROPPIE,A PORTRAIT OF THE SHROPPIE,A PORTRAIT OF THE
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Author:       Thomas Pellow/Paul Bowen
ISBN:         0 947849 00 9
Publisher:   The Landscape Press
Pages:       84      Size: 
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STAFFORDSHIRE WATERWAYS STAFFORDSHIRE WATERWAYS
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Author:       David Owen
ISBN:         0 85972 051 9
Publisher:   Boat Museum
Pages:       64      Size: A5 (P)
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STILL WATERS:MYSTERY TALES OF THE CANALS STILL WATERS:MYSTERY TALES OF THE CANALS
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'An unusual, captivating book which makes a special contribution to inland waterway literature.' Lloyds List

'This is a good, mercifully unacademic way of preserving and passing on such tales and it is obvious that Margaret Cornish writes with love, perception, and the ability to tell a good story.' Glasgow Herald

'The stories have a lightness of touch and a compelling fascination which makes it impossible to put the book down until the end of each is reached. A dozen pleasing pen and ink illustrations by Valerie Croaker complement the text.' Waterways World

Cover Illustration by Valerie Croaker


Author:       Margaret Cornish
ISBN:         978 0 905366 07 4
Publisher:   Belmont (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       186      Size: 210h x 150w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2010



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STRATFORD CANAL STRATFORD CANAL
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Author:       Nick Billingham
ISBN:         0 7524 2122 0
Publisher:   Tempus
Pages:       128      Size: 234h x 165w
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Price:  £12.00
STROUDWATER & THAMES/SEVERN CANALS IN OLD PHOTOS 2 STROUDWATER & THAMES/SEVERN CANALS IN OLD PHOTOS 2
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Author:       Not Known
ISBN:         0 7509 0432 1
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       158      Size: 220h x 155w
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STROUDWATER NAVIGATION, THE STROUDWATER NAVIGATION, THE
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A social history.

Includes personal reminiscences, legal documents, census returns and illustrations, including paintings, photographs, maps, plans and poetry.
Author:       Joan Tucker
ISBN:         0 7524 2806 3
Publisher:   Tempus
Pages:       190      Size: 248h x 172w
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Price:  £16.99
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