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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.

Softback   £14.95

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For the Love of Alison

Sahlan Diver

A thrilling murder novel in which the suspect, journalist David Buckley, lies low by travelling around the canals of England - does he succeed?

Softback   £13.99

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Ships of the Chester River Richard Martin

History of the more than 600 vessels launched after 1800 in the Dee estuary in Chester and N Wales, and the families and companies that built them.

Softback   £16.00

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World Heritage Canal

Paul A Lynn

This book looks at Telford’s superb work at and around the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and puts it into its historical and social context.



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Canals Across Scotland

Hamish Brown

Discover the Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canals, whether walking, cycling, boating or visiting the Falkirk Wheel or the Kelpies - history, practical information, descriptions.

Softback  £16.99

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Crime on the Canals

Anthony Poulton-Smith

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.

Softback  £12.99

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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.


Phil Speight

Lots of examples of the master painter’s canal boat decoration, and his thoughts and decisions on how to paint the required subject.



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The BCN in Pictures

BCN Society

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.

Softback   £13.95

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Ellison’s Winter

David Blagrove

His only novel - superb storytelling of intrigue and National security, with a considerable canal background from an author who really knew the subject.

Softback   £13.95

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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.

Hardback £25.00

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