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New and Recent Arrivals

The Narrowboat Guide

Tony Jones

Finding and buying a boat, the legalities of purchase, the different features and utilities, finding a mooring, boating health and safety, the cost of boating, etc.

Softback £18.99

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A-Z of the Birmingham Canal Navigations

Edward Paget-Tomlinson, Ray Shill

26 drawings of aspects of the BCN over the years, with detailed historical notes, and many old and recent photos.

Softback £15.95

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Narrowboat Life

Jim Batty

Comprehensive answers to all the questions you've wanted to ask about the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the inland waterways. Beautifully illustrated.

Softback   £18.99

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The Canal Pioneers

Anthony Burton

Canal Construction from 2500BC (Ancient Egypt) to early 20th century. An exciting story of canal development and the many men who made it possible.  

Hardback   £25.00

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Thomas Telford

Anthony Burton

Master builder or roads and canals - and bridges, and much else.  Telford brought about a revolution in transport and civil engineering.

Hardback   £19.99

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Living on the Waterways

Nick Corble/Allan Ford

Guidance on living aboard - mooring, engines, heating, cooking, sanitation, furnishing, finances, doctors, post etc.



Some Aspects of Horse Boating   Tony Lewery

Article reprinted from Waterways Journal 2, 2000.

A detailed look at horse boating and stabling, particularly on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Softback   £2.50

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Landscape with Canals

LTC Rolt

New edition of that part of Rolt’s autobiography relating to his canal journeys, getting into print (“Narrow Boat”), founding the IWA, etc.



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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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Rose & Castles

Jane Marshall

History of narrow boat decoration, ’master’ painters and present day painters. Practical guide on how to paint roses, castles, lettering and graining.

Softback   £18.95

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The Trouble With Canals

John Liley

Our canal system is safe now. Or is it? John Liley traces its fortunes through his own involvement. Lively and entertaining his account may be, but vital questions are raised.  

Softback £19.95

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Canals in Britain

Tony Condor

The story of the British canal from its origins, through its heyday during the Industrial Revolution, to the effects of rail and road competition and its modern renaissance for leisure use.

Softback   £8.99

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The Canal Belongs To Me

Tony Byfield

The author drove a tractor towing barges from the towpath of the Grand Union Canal in the west London area in the 1950s-1960s; this is his story.

Softback £5.00

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On the Boats

Les Mason

Memories of time spent on and around the upper section of the Cromford Canal in the 1920s-1930s, until shortly before trade ceased in 1937.

Softback   £4.00

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The Twilight Years of Narrow Boat Carrying Mike Webb

Evocative photos, dating mainly from the 1960s, of working boats around Braunston, the Shropshire union, northern Trent & Mersey, and western end of BCN. Softback   £18.95

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Fatal Connections

David J Boulton

Sergeant Sam Spray and his assistant Constable William Archer explore the railways, canals and wild country of the White Peak after a murder.

Softback    £9.99

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Echoes Down the Line

David J Boulton

The Irish Potato Famine resonates with events thirty years later in the Peak District where a man is found shot in a railyard and a locked van has been broken into …

Softback    £9.99

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Narrow Boat Engine Maintenance and Repair

Stephanie L Horton, RCR

A practical, fully illustrated, guide to keeping your engine operational, with fault finding, servicing and general maintenance.

Hardback   £20.00

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Narrow Boats

Tom Chaplin

A history of narrow boats,life aboard for crews and families, commercial carrying, traditional painting - and their decline.



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