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Boats & Craft - Canals

Britannia Rules the Cut

Andy Wood

This book explains how and why a canal based fleet of two destroyers, a frigate and a submarine under the White Ensign came into being in the 1970s.

Softback  £5.00


Britain’s Canal & River Craft

Edward Paget-Tomlinson

This comprehensive survey describes and illustrates most types of inland waterway craft as well as many lesser-known varieties. Hardback  £19.99

Canal Narrowboats and Barges

Tony Conder

Mainly an introduction to narrowboats, this book also covers wider canal craft.

Illustrated with modern and older photographs of boats.

Softback  £5.99

Tanker Barges on the Humber Waterways

Mike Taylor

The story of the Humber tankers. Many illustrations, plus recollections of men who worked on the waterways.

Softback  £12.99

Narrowboats Explained

Trevor Yorke

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.

Softback   £7.99

Steam Narrow Boat ‘President’ - The First Hundred Years  Neil Ratcliffe

The history of President, the only remaining originally steam powered narrow boat, built in 1909, and restored in the 1970s.  Softback  £6.99

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Humber Sail and History

Chris Horan

Illustrated accounts of restoration to sail of Humber sloops and keels. Details of past trade, craft handling, riverside life, the impact of bridge building, and yachting.

Softback  £13.00

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A Pictorial History of

Canal Craft

Peter L Smith

A historical survey of the various types of craft working on the rivers, canals and navigations of Britain's inland waterways system.  Hardback

£12.00  £5.99

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Boatbuilders of Market Harborough

Complied by Bob Hakewill

A large number of boats were built from the 1960s by Harborough Marine, Huckers, Springers, Fernie Steel, Ian Goode, Russ Hubble etc.  Wirebound  £5.00

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The Narrowboats Story

Nick Corble

How narrow boats evolved, how their existence was challenged, and how they have risen phoenix-like into today’s holiday craft.

Hardback £8.99

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Historic Working Narrow Boats Today

David Williams & Peter Silvester

A superb pictorial record of 465 historic boats, with over 590 colour photographs, and brief notes on each boat.


Softback  £19.95



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Britain’s Lost Commercial Waterways   Michael Ware

A comprehensive look at our commercial waterways in their heyday and prior to cargoes giving way to cruising.

Softback  £14.99  £9.99

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Precious Cargo

Robin Smithett

History of hotel boats from the 1950s, with an insight into a fascinating way of life, and their operators.


Hardback

£17.99

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Classic Narrow Boats

Malcolm Ranieri

Evocative images of restored working narrow boats in action, with some other water-borne craft seen on the canals of Great Britain.  Hardback

£19.99

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A Short History of the Narrow Boat

Tom Chaplin

Written from personal observation, conversations with boaters and information gleaned during various crewing trips.

Softback  £4.99


Little Book of Canal Boats

Steve Lanham

Actually more of a brief introduction to canals than boats in particular, but with coverage of all sorts of canal boat.

Hardback  £7.99

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Shropshire Union Fly-Boats

The Jack Roberts Story

A detailed personal account of fly-boating on the Shropshire Union canal system up to 1921, written in 1969 by Jack Roberts, a fly-boat skipper.

Softback  £16.95

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Colours of the Cut

Edward Paget-Tomlinson

The colour schemes of most narrow boat and other canal boat operators, beautifully illustrated with Edward’s paintings.  Also many b/w period photos, and notes. Softback   £24.95


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Historic Working Narrow Boats Today - 2

David Williams & Peter Silvester

Nearly 500 photographs of, and notes on, another 450 boats, together with a list of all the historic boats known to the authors.

Softback £19.95

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A Boat Builders Sketchbook

Ken Keay

Superb sketches by the last of the BCN wooden boat builders, with details of construction, equipment etc.  Softback

£15.00

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