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Waterways Catalog : Waterways (Inland) : Inland Waterways Books - Titles T to Z

TALES FROM THE OLD INLAND WATERWAYS TALES FROM THE OLD INLAND WATERWAYS
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A nostalgic look at how life on our rivers and canals has changed during this century, through the memories of those men and women whose work both on and by the waterways was of vital importance to the country.


Author:       Euan Corrie
ISBN:         0 7153 0542 5
Publisher:   David & Charles (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       192      Size: 270h x 205w
Entry Added/Amended:      Sept 2005



(was 17.99)  £10.99
THAMES & SEVERN CANAL: THE THAMES & SEVERN CANAL: THE
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This classic history of the Thames & Severn Canal was the result of a lifetime's research by Humphrey Household, or as Charles Hadfield put it,'A lifetime's preoccupation and pleasure...'

Few canals in England have as much romance and history as the Thames & Severn. Humphrey Household's meticulous interpretation of the voluminous surviving records provides a highly readable and informative account of this important chapter in canal history, commencing in the pioneering days of the 18th century through to the eventual decline and closure, one hundred and forty years later.


Author:       Humphrey Household
ISBN:         978 1 84868 035 7
Publisher:   Amberley (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       256      Size: 235h x 157w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2009



Price:  £14.99
THE GEORGE & THE MARY THE GEORGE & THE MARY
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Author:       Alan H Faulkner
ISBN:         978 0 905366 36 4
Publisher:   Belmont (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       47      Size: 150h x 210W
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2009


Price:  £4.99
THE KENNET AND AVON CANAL: A HISTORY THE KENNET AND AVON CANAL: A HISTORY
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The Kennet and Avon Navigation was built to link Bristol and Bath with London, via Reading and the River Thames. The canal section took some 16 years to construct and was finally completed in 1810, although piecemeal trading was already taking place on completed parts long before that date. It was considered a major feat of Georgian engineering, incorporating many attractive stone and iron bridges, a 500-yard brick-lined tunnel, purpose-built pumping stations with both steam and water-powered pumps, and two magnificent aqueducts that carried the canal over the Avon Valley. But the most spectacular structure on navigation was the 16-lock flight that climbs straight up the sight of Caen Hill.

This chronological and thematic narrative assesses the financial, technical and political difficulties that had to be overcome before the two river navigations were linked. This important waterway enabled extensive trade activity across southern England. Later chapters show and an overview is given of what it was like to live and work on the navigation; how it was saved from total closure and eventually restored. It has become the biggest success story of canal restoration in recent times.

Inland waterways and their associated heritage are fashionable subjects, a romance this well-written, widely researched, and fully illustrated history for general readers and enthusiasts alike is to be welcomed.


Author:       Warren Berry
ISBN:         978 1 86077 564 2
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       134      Size: 255h x 180w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2009



Price:  £18.99
THERE AND BACK AGAIN: RESTORING THE CROMFORD CANAL 1968 - 1988 THERE AND BACK AGAIN: RESTORING THE CROMFORD CANAL 1968 - 1988
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Author:       Simon Stoker
ISBN:         978 1 84868 153 8
Publisher:   Amberley (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       128      Size: 248h x 173w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2009


Price:  £14.99
THROUGH LONDON BY CANAL 1885 THROUGH LONDON BY CANAL 1885
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Author:       
ISBN:         None
Publisher:   British Waterways
Pages:       24      Size: A5 (L)
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £1.50
THROUGH THE KENNET & AVON CANAL BY MOTOR BOAT IN 1928 THROUGH THE KENNET & AVON CANAL BY MOTOR BOAT IN 1928
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Author:       
ISBN:         None
Publisher:   By the author
Pages:       216      Size: Not Known
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £2.99
TOUR OF THE GRAND JUNCTION CANAL 1819 TOUR OF THE GRAND JUNCTION CANAL 1819
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Author:       Hassell/Cranfield
ISBN:         None
Publisher:   Crabfield & Bonfiel
Pages:       86      Size: A5+ (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £4.50
TOWPATHS OF ENGLAND TOWPATHS OF ENGLAND
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Author:       Brian Bearshaw
ISBN:         0 7090 2160 7
Publisher:   Robert Hale
Pages:       192      Size: A5+ (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £12.00
TRENT & MERSEY CANAL TRENT & MERSEY CANAL
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Author:       P.Lead
ISBN:         0 86190 509 1
Publisher:   Moorland Publishing
Pages:       96      Size: 245h x 190w
Entry Added/Amended:      


(was 9.99)  £9.99
TRENT LOCK, SHARDLOW AND THE EREWASH CANAL TRENT LOCK, SHARDLOW AND THE EREWASH CANAL
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In this personal memoir of Trent Lock, Shardlow and the Erewash Canal, Keith Taylor gives us a real flavour of life on the water, through a mix of reminiscence, old photographs and thorough research into the colourful, resolute and innovative canal characters, from the early boat-builders through to the 'navvies' and the hardships they endured.

Keith Taylor, a lifelong canal enthusiast, has compiled a book that tells us much about the nation's industrial, social and architectural heritage. He lives in Wollaton and this is his eleventh book.


Author:       Keith Taylor
ISBN:         978 0 7524 4321 8
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       127      Size: 235h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      August 2007



(was 12.99)  £9.99
TROUBLED WATERS TROUBLED WATERS
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Baldwins 'Working Waterways Series' book 2

This well-balanced account of wartime boating recalls the pleasures and the problems of this extraordinary way of life. Not written until 40 years after the war, it stands as an unvarnished tribute to that small group of girls who endured a variety of challenges to make a contribution to the war effort by crewing canal boats.


Author:       Margaret Cornish
ISBN:         0 947712 25 9
Publisher:   M & M Baldwin
Pages:       204      Size: A5- (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      



Price:  £8.99
UP THE CUT UP THE CUT
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Author:       Ivan E Broadhead
ISBN:         0 7509 0585 9
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       201      Size: 240h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      


(was 16.99)  £9.99
VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN BOATING/OLD PHOTOS VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN BOATING/OLD PHOTOS
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Author:       
ISBN:         0 7134 5510 1
Publisher:   Batsford
Pages:       124      Size: 255h x 195w
Entry Added/Amended:      


(was 12.00)  £7.99
VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN CANALS VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN CANALS
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Author:       Gladwin
ISBN:         0 7134 3061 3
Publisher:   Batsford
Pages:       116      Size: 255h x 195w
Entry Added/Amended:      


(was 12.00)  £9.99
VOICES FROM THE WATERWAYS VOICES FROM THE WATERWAYS
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Author:       Jean Stone
ISBN:         0 7509 1351 7
Publisher:   Sutton Publishing
Pages:       181      Size: 240h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £16.99
VOYAGE IN A BOWLER HAT VOYAGE IN A BOWLER HAT
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Author:       Hugh Malet
ISBN:         0 947712 02 X
Publisher:   M & M Baldwin
Pages:       251      Size: A5- (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £9.99
VOYAGES OF THE GREAT BRITAIN, THE: LIFE AT SEA IN THE WORLDS FIRST LINER VOYAGES OF THE GREAT BRITAIN, THE: LIFE AT SEA IN THE WORLDS FIRST LINER
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The SS Great Britain, built by his Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the North American route, ushered in a revolution in Passenger Shipping when she first sailed in 1845; powerful, and able to carry her passengers him unprecedented comfort, she was the prototype of the modern liner. She was also one of the wonders of the age, when science and engineering were overcoming time and distance. Ocean travel suddenly became a possibility for thousands, and the novel and exotic experience of life at sea was recorded by passengers in their letters home and in diaries and journals.

Drawing on this archive, Nicholas Fogg has written an exciting, witty and stylish biography of the great ship, and the many aspects of life aboard her are described in fascinating detail: accommodation and food, the social and religious life at sea, for many a dubious and eccentric characters encountered and the hazards of voyaging, in particular the ever present menace of disease. The ship's greatest success was on the Australia run, when she carried emigrants and fortune hunters down under, and today some 250,000 modern Australians claim descent from her passengers. She also shipped soldiers and families to the Crimea and reinforcements to India to suppress the mutiny in 1857; her long career, from launch to her return to Bristol in 1970, was full of incident.


Author:       Nicholas Fogg
ISBN:         1 86176 235 6
Publisher:   Chatham (Pub. 2004)
Pages:       192      Size: 215h x 137w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2010



Price:  £4.99
WALKERS' OF RICKY WALKERS' OF RICKY
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Author:       Anthony Walker
ISBN:         0 9517923 0 X
Publisher:   W.H.Walker
Pages:       246      Size: 255h x 185w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £22.50
WARWICKSHIRE CANALS,THE WARWICKSHIRE CANALS,THE
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Author:       Alan Faulkner
ISBN:         0 901461 39 3
Publisher:   Railway & Canal Historic Soc.
Pages:       80      Size: 230h x 175w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £7.99
WATERMILLS WATERMILLS
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A Shire Album

Watermills were once commonplace but, because of their domestic scale and their often picturesque waterside locations, many have now lost their water wheels and machinery and buildings have been converted to other uses. Their place in the townscapes and countryside of Britain is a significant one, however, as each mill required its own water supply, which usually had a noticeable effect on its immediate surroundings. Water power has been in use for over 2000 years, initially for grinding grain and pumping water, and later for driving processing machinery for a wide variety of industries, such as iron working and textiles, which had a far-reaching effect on the economic and social development of Britain from the middle of the 18th century. Understanding the history and development of water mills as working buildings thus forms an important aspect of a wider appreciation of the built environment and the use of natural sources of power.

Martin Watts has been studying mills since the 1960s. After working in architecture and design, he was curator of Worsbrough Mill Museum, South Yorkshire, for three-years and then spent seven years repairing a water mill in Devon and setting up a stoneground flour business. Since 1988 he has worked as a traditional mill right and consultant, his work covering many aspects of the repair, maintenance, conservation and interpretation of historic mills and the machinery.


Author:       Martin Watts
ISBN:         0 7478 0654 3
Publisher:   Shire (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       64      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      November 2008



Price:  £5.99
WATER ROAD, THE WATER ROAD, THE
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A Narrowboat Odyssey Through England
Author:       Paul Gogarty
ISBN:         1 86105 515 3
Publisher:   Robson Books
Pages:       364      Size: 240h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      



Price:  £17.95
WATER ROAD, THE WATER ROAD, THE
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A Narrowboat Odyssey Through England
Author:       Paul Gogarty
ISBN:         1 86105 655 9
Publisher:   Robson Books
Pages:       364      Size: 240h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £8.99
WATERSIDE PUBS WATERSIDE PUBS
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Since the mid 1960s, Mike Lucas has travelled most of Britain's canals and rivers, first on family holidays and then for thirty years with the Mikron Theatre Company. Over this time particular pubs have become his favourites, and here he shares them with you. There is a wide variety some almost unaltered since the time when boat people walked the towpaths with their horses, others are chosen because of their architectural history, their atmosphere or the part they play in community life.

All are proper pubs, serving real meals and, often, home-cooked food as well. Most you can reach by car, but if you can, visit by boat or canoe, walk or cycle along the towpath to them. However you get there, enjoy!


Author:       Mike Lucas
ISBN:         978 1 870002 09 7
Publisher:   Waterways World (Pub. 2008)
Pages:       152      Size: 235h x 158w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2008



Price:  £14.99
WATER WAYS (S.& W.Yorks/N.Mids.& Lincs): WATER WAYS (S.& W.Yorks/N.Mids.& Lincs):
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Author:       C.Richardson
ISBN:         1 874718 08 3
Publisher:   Hallamshire Press
Pages:       213      Size: A5+ (P) wirebound
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £9.95
WATERWAYS HERALDRY WATERWAYS HERALDRY
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Author:       Dennis Hadley
ISBN:         None
Publisher:   British Waterways
Pages:       32      Size: A5 (L)
Entry Added/Amended:      


Was 2.50  £0.60
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 1 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 1
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This is volume 1 of an Annual Publication
Author:       
ISBN:         1466 3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Society
Pages:       72      Size: 200h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £5.95
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 2 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 2
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Author:       
ISBN:         1466 3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Society
Pages:       72      Size: 200h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £5.95
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 3 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 3
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Author:       
ISBN:         1466 3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Society
Pages:       72      Size: 200h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 4 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 4
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This is volume 4 of an Annual Publication
Author:       
ISBN:         1466 3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Society
Pages:       72      Size: 200h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 5 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 5
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This is volume 5 of an Annual Publication
Author:       
ISBN:         1466 3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Society
Pages:       72      Size: 115h x 212w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 6 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 6
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This is volume 6 of an Annual Publication

Contents

The Puffer - The Ultimate Scottish Canal Boat
Flats and Flatmen of the rivers Mersey and Irwell
The Growth of Shardlow Port
The Early Years of the Douglas Navigation


Author:       
ISBN:         ISSN 1466 3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Society (Pub. 2004)
Pages:       72      Size: 200h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      11 April 2005



Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 7 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 7
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This is volume 7 of an Annual Publication

Contents

The Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, 1888 - 1947
A Tug Towing Flats on the Upper Mersey in the 1930s
The Tunnel Tugs Worcester and Birmingham of the W & BC
Early Pleasure Boating on the Shropshire Union Canal

Author:       Unknown
ISBN:         ISSN 1466 3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Soc. (Pub. 2005)
Pages:             Size: 195h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      May 2005



Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 8 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 8
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This is volume 8 of an Annual Publication

Contents

The Rise and Fall of Saltport

The Later Years of Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd

The Restoration of a Shropshire Union Fly Boat

Sailing Flats on the Chester & Ellesmere Canals


Author:       N/A
ISBN:         ISSN 1466-3732
Publisher:   Boat Museum Society (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       72      Size: 198h x 212w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2006



Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 9 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 9
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This is volume 9 of an Annual Publication
Author:       
ISBN:         ISSN 1466-3732
Publisher:   The Boat Museum Society (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       72      Size: 195h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2009


Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 10. WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol 10.
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Author:       
ISBN:         
Publisher:   National Waterways Trust
Pages:       72      Size: 208h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2008


Price:  £5.99
WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol. 11 WATERWAYS JOURNAL Vol. 11
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Author:       
ISBN:         1466 3732
Publisher:   Boat Museum Society (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       72      Size: 197h x 210w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 1009


Price:  £6.99
WATERWAYS PAST & PRESENT WATERWAYS PAST & PRESENT
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'Waterways Past and Present' is a unique photographic record of Britain's magnificent and varied waterways heritage. Through the superb photography of Derek Pratt, this book looks at 40 transitional years when Britain's inland waterways changed from being a thriving commercial transport system to the varied and beautiful pleasure cruising network it is today. On many pages superbly atmospheric black and white photos from 30 and 40 years ago, are juxtaposed with vibrant colour photos showing the waterways today.

From quintessentially English rivers meandering gently through a picturesque countryside, to the great trans-Pennine canals built to connect the industrial areas of the North with their great trading ports, from London's busy canal network to those of the Black Country, East Anglia, Shakespeare's Avon, Birmingham, Manchester and the canals of Wales and Scotland - all are captured in his wonderful celebration of Britain's Waterways Heritage, whose architectural legacy and natural beauty attracts thousands of visitors to go boating, fishing or simply take an enjoyable walk along the towpaths.


Author:       Derek Pratt
ISBN:         0 7136 7634 5
Publisher:   Adlard Coles (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       160      Size: 260h x 260w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2006



Price:  £19.99
WATERWAYS RESTORED WATERWAYS RESTORED
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Author:       Ransom
ISBN:         0 571 10434 7
Publisher:   Faber & Faber
Pages:       179      Size: A5+ (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      


(was 4.99)  £2.99
WATERWAYS REVOLUTION, THE WATERWAYS REVOLUTION, THE
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Author:       Christine Richardson
ISBN:         1 85421 161 7
Publisher:   Self Publishing Association
Pages:       286      Size: 245h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £22.50
WATERWAYS SIGHTS TO SEE WATERWAYS SIGHTS TO SEE
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Author:       Charles Hadfield
ISBN:         0 7153 7303 X
Publisher:   David & Charles
Pages:       138      Size: A5-(P)
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(was 5.99)  £3.99
WEST SUSSEX WATERWAYS WEST SUSSEX WATERWAYS
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Author:       P.A.L.Vine
ISBN:         0 906520 24 X
Publisher:   Middleton Press
Pages:       96      Size: 240h x 175w
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Price:  £13.95
WEY AND ARUN JUNCTION CANAL,THE WEY AND ARUN JUNCTION CANAL,THE
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Author:       Paule Vine
ISBN:         0 7524 1721 5
Publisher:   Tempus Publishing
Pages:       128      Size: 235h x 165w
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Price:  £9.99
WHERE TO LAUNCH ON INLAND WATERWAYS WHERE TO LAUNCH ON INLAND WATERWAYS
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Author:       D Hunter/D Van Der Klugt
ISBN:         1 898 574 09X
Publisher:   Opus Publishing
Pages:       106      Size: 217h x 135w
Entry Added/Amended:      


Price:  £5.95
WILDLIFE:RIVERS & CANALS WILDLIFE:RIVERS & CANALS
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Author:       Hopkins/Brassley
ISBN:         0 86190 061 8
Publisher:   Moorland Pub
Pages:       200      Size: 240h x165w
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Price:  £9.99
WILTS AND BERKS CANAL,THE WILTS AND BERKS CANAL,THE
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In 1901, an aqueduct over the river Marden between Calne and Chippenham collapsed. This act of nature was like pulling out the bath-plug and a large section of the Wilts & Berks Canal just drained away. A small engineering disaster on that wet and stormy night signalled the end of one of England's most rural canals.

The Wilts & Berks was conceived late in the canal boom and, like most of those later canals, was always doomed to failure. It always played second fiddle to the Kennet and Avon Canal and could never compete on equal terms. It didn't offer a shorter route to London, it couldn't take boats with a beam more than seven feet, its main source of income, the Somerset coalfield, were soon work out and it originally passed through no town of great importance. Ironically, its busiest period was in the 1830s when the canal was used to transport the building materials of the Great Western Railway - which ultimately killed off any trade there was left.

The canal lay little used and was subsequently abandoned as towns like Abingdon, Wantage, Swindon, Calne, Chippenham and Melksham grew are around and on top of it. Despite this destruction and dereliction, the canal remained in remarkably good condition, particularly in rural areas. It is now slowly being reclaimed from the mud, weeds, old cars, shopping trolleys and other rubbish that choke its path.


Author:       Doug Small
ISBN:         978 0 7524 1619 9
Publisher:   Tempus Publishing (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       128      Size: 235h x 165w
Entry Added/Amended:      August 2007



Price:  £12.99
WINDLASS IN MY BELT:A Canal Adolescence WINDLASS IN MY BELT:A Canal Adolescence
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An autobiographical and evocative tale of a young boy's journey into manhood set against the background of the Midland canal system in the 1950s and 60s. An enduring passion begins with the early family trips and the purchase by his parents of a canalside cottage at Stoke Bruerne. It tells of his acceptance into the canal community and gives a vivid account of life on, and journeys in, a working boat.

A beautifully written eulogy to friendship and the lost world of working boats.


Author:       John Thorpe
ISBN:         1 870002 96 2
Publisher:   Waterways World
Pages:       290      Size: 237h x 150w
Entry Added/Amended:      



Price:  £14.99
WINDMILLS & WATERMILLS WINDMILLS & WATERMILLS
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Water is a finite, reliable and potentially very large power source, which was widely exploited throughout Britain. Today, many water resources are needed for public water supply, but this was not the situation three hundred years ago when water mills were in their heyday.

This evocative collection of archive photographs from the world-famous Francis Friths Collection show windmills and water mills in all their glory.

Frith's historic photographs are renowned the world over for their clarity and fine detail. Unlike many local history books that reproduce old postcards, this book is packed with high quality photographs carefully chosen from the Frith archive, and in which you will find much fascinating detail. Most have not been published in book form before.


Author:       Anthony Bryan
ISBN:         0 7537 1404 3
Publisher:   Bounty Books (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       120      Size: 254H x 193w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2006



(was 12.99)  £6.99
WINDMILLS AND WATERMILLS EXPLAINED WINDMILLS AND WATERMILLS EXPLAINED
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For many centuries water wheels provided the only source of power available to man apart from animals and his own sweat. Used on these islands from least 2,000 years they were joined in the 12th century by windmills, both reigning supreme until the arrival of the steam engine in the 18th century. Even then, as simple and reliable machines, many worked on into the 20th century. This extraordinary long timespan has made them a part of our history, deeply set into our consciousness, with almost everyone knowing what they are. But do we know what they did or how they work?

This book sets out to explain just that. Using easy-to-follow text, plus extensive drawings and photographs, Stan Yorke takes us on a journey of discovery. The book describes the various styles of mill, the process of grinding grain to produce flour and looks in some detail at the way the energy of the water wheel or the windmill's sails are used to power the machinery. As with all the 'Living History' series of books, the explanations and illustrations are tied directly to artefacts that we can still see today. So this is not just a history book but a guide to the workings of these wonderful machines.

Fortunately there are some 400 restored mills that can still be seen, many working, some even producing flour for sale. The book includes suggestions and guidance on finding these sites, plus a glossary to explain some of the unfamiliar terms.


Author:       Stan Yorke
ISBN:         1 84674011 8
Publisher:   Countryside Books (pub. 2006)
Pages:       127      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      March 2008



Price:  £9.99
WORCESTER & BIRMINGHAM CANAL, THE:Chronicles of the Cut WORCESTER & BIRMINGHAM CANAL, THE:Chronicles of the Cut
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The Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal, some 30 miles long, was created from 1791, when it was authorised by Act of Parliament, to 1815 when it was completed 24 years later. Although intended as a broad canal for barges and having five broad tunnels, it was eventually completed with narrow locks due to financial difficulties. From Gas Street Basin at the Birmingham end it passes to the suburbs of Edgbaston, Selly Oak and King's Norton, then through the long West Hill tunnel and via Hopwood and Alvechurch through countryside to Tardebigge, all this section being on the Birmingham level. Then it descends in stages via fifty-six narrow locks and two barge locks to the River Severn at Diglis via Stoke Prior, Hanbury Wharf, Dunhampstead, Oddingley, Tibberton, Blackpole and the eastern suburbs of Worcester City.

The earlier chapters of this book trace in detail the successive stages reached in making the canal and the reservoirs needed to safeguard the water supplies of mill owners, the financial and other problems faced, and the saga of Tardebigge Boat Lift. Later chapters cover the history of the canal following its completion, its use for both commercial and pleasure purposes, its administration and management, its upkeep and maintenance, its involvement with railways, and the various industries and amenities which were established beside it. Three of the final chapters feature past and present places and items of interest located along the canal from Birmingham to Worcester.


Author:       Revd. Alan White
ISBN:         1 85858 261 X
Publisher:   Brewin (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       392      Size: 250h x 180w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2006



Price:  £19.95
WORKING BOAT - 2 THE BIRMINGHAM TRADE WORKING BOAT - 2 THE BIRMINGHAM TRADE
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Author:       Shill/Foxon
ISBN:         0 9543098 0 4
Publisher:   Heartland Press
Pages:       64      Size: A5 (P)
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Price:  £6.00
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