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Care on the Cut Dr Della Sadler-Moore, Lorna York, Christopher M Jones Health and wellbeing of boaters on the Grand Union Canal 1805-1962, and the story of Sister Mary Ward, the boaters’ nurse at Stoke Bruerne. Hardback £25.00
The Midlands Canals in 1871, The Evidence of Census Barrie Trinder
This book re-peoples the canals, looking at traffics on every nook and cranny, by
reference to the 1871 Census.
Much valuable data.
The BCN in Pictures
B/w photos of the BCN in the past, and recent colour photos, taken around the system,
to celebrate 250 years of the canal arriving in Birmingham.
New Books & DVDs
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Andrew Ellison was an extremely successful City solicitor until one mistake sent
him to prison, during which time his wife divorced him and he lost touch with his
family. On his release, he wanted a different and simpler life, so bought a boat
on which to travel the canal system. He moored his boat at a remote farm, but almost
immediately his past life came back to haunt him. It led ultimately to him being
involved with police who were investigating matters which threatened national security,
and endangering him and the new friends he had made….
This is a compelling, well-woven and gritty narrative, with a great variety of believable
characters – and lots of canal interest from someone who really knew working boats
New book by David Blagrove
Harecastle’s Canal and Railway Tunnels
Allan C Barker, Mike G Fell OBE
A detailed illustrated historic review of the two canal and three railway tunnels
constructed through Harecastle Hill near Kidsgrove, Staffs.
Waterways Journal vol. 22
Bridgewater Boat Building at Bangor–on-Dee, Part 2. Preston Brook: mission boats,
school boats. Pleasure boating in the Mersey area in the 1950s. Company Minutes of
Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd. City Road Basin and its people in the 19th century.
Anthony Burton, Derek Pratt
Discover the amazing architecture and engineering wonders that make Britain’s canals
so special, so loved and enjoyed by so many.
John Knill’s Navy
Sir John Knill
The story of Knill’s five years in narrow boat carrying from 1948, ultimately operating
a small fleet. First published in 1998, copies rarely come up for sale, yet there
is always demand. This second edition will be available by autumn 2020 (different
cover from that shown). Phone to reserve a copy.