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New and Recent Arrivals
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.
Crime on the Canals
For almost two centuries most goods travelled on the canals. This also attracted
felons of all kinds and yet these many tales had been ignored, until now.
Lots of examples of the master painter’s canal boat decoration, and his thoughts
and decisions on how to paint the required subject.
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.
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.
John T Ackroyd was involved in a collier falling into a boat under 40 tons of coal;
he left the scene, only to regret his actions. Remorse follows …
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.
A Kid off the Bank
Josh was apprenticed to a family working on the canals. He revisits the canal with
his 10 year old son, telling of the past, and seeing what has changed. Softback
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
His only novel - superb storytelling of intrigue and National security, with a considerable
canal background from an author who really knew the subject.
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.
James Smart of Chalford
Working life of coal merchant and carrier James Smart and his associates on the Cotswold
canals and linked waterways in the 1880s/1890s.
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. This second edition is published on 10 August.