Our standard UK postage charge (£3.75 per order) is automatically added

at the checkout.


additional postage charges apply

Please click the

correct button below.

(Only one button - otherwise you will be charged too much!)


1 item -

extra £1.50

2 items -

extra £3.00

3 items -

extra £5.55

4 items

or more -

extra £8.00

Rest of World (air mail)

1 item -

extra £5.00

2 items -

extra £7.00

3 items -

extra £10.00

4 items

or more -

extra £13.50

Postage charges are based

on average weight books.

If your parcel costs significantly less to post,

we may at our discretion refund some of the charge.

The website for canal and waterway books, maps and DVDs

PayPal: Add Europe postage one item to cart PayPal: Add Europe postage two items to cart PayPal: Add Europe postage three items to cart PayPal: Add Europe postage four+  items to cart PayPal: Add Rest of world postage one item to cart PayPal: Add Rest of world postage two items to cart PayPal: Add Rest of world postage three items to cart PayPal: Add Rest of world postage four+  items to cart PayPal: View Cart

Contact us:


Audlem Mill Limited

The Wharf


Cheshire   CW3 0DX

T: 01270 811059



About us

Book publishing

Orders, postage

‘Small print’

Trade sales

Audlem village

Audlem Mill Limited

Company number:


VAT Reg’n No:

GB 616 8390 24


Our other websites:

Our shop,

Audlem Mill:


Site updated:
6 February 2020

Occasionally, books may be out-of-print or unavailable for some other reason,
in which case we will refund your payment.

Orders are accepted on the understanding
that you agree to our trading terms - click here for “the small print”.

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

PayPal: Add The Narrowboat Guide to cart

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

PayPal: Add The Midlands Canals in 1871 to cart

Narrow Boats

Tom Chaplin

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



PayPal: Add Narrow Boats to cart

The Standedge Tunnels

Trevor Ellis

A detailed history of the canal tunnel and three separate railway tunnels that bore through the Pennines at Standedge.

Softback  £7.50

PayPal: Add The Standedge Tunnels to cart

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

PayPal: Add For the Love of Alison to cart

Around Britain by Canal Anthony Burton

A reprint of the 1983 book Back Door Britain. A thousand mile-long trip around England by canal. Beautiful countryside, and creeping round the edge of industrial towns.  Hardback   £25.00

PayPal: Add Around Britain by Canal to cart

The Canal Line

Jerry Murland

The 1940 fighting along the canal in northern France from Gravelines through St Omer, Bèthune, and La Bassée, with contemporary photos, plus car tours and walks.

Softback  £14.99

PayPal: Add The Canal Line (France) to cart

Waterways in the Making

Edward Paget-Tomlinson

New edition of 1996 book describing how canals were built in the first place, and later, how they are maintained.  Large number of sketches by the author.

Softback £15.95

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

PayPal: Add Ships of the Chester River to cart

The Seven Wonders of the Inland Waterways John Suggitt

A history and description of the Anderton Lift, Barton Swing Aqueduct, Bingley Five-Rise, Burnley Embankment, Devizes Locks, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Standedge Tunnel.

Softback £12.95

PayPal: Add Seven Wonders to cart

Off the Mainline   Tony Lewery

‘Reflections on a Life with Canals’ - a series of articles on canal heritage, boats, architecture and history by an acknowledged expert on canal decoration and history.   



PayPal: Add Off the Mainline to cart

Waterways Journal Vol. 21

Bridgewater boat-building at Bangor-on-Dee. Vessels operated by the Chester Leadworks. The Manchester Ship Canal hospital at Ellesmere Port. The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company.


PayPal: Add Waterways Journal Vol. 21 to cart

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.



PayPal: Add World Heritage Canal to cart

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

PayPal: Add Canals Across Scotland to cart

Narrow Boats - Ownership, Care and Maintenance Michael Stimpson

Comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a narrow boat, for boaters new to boating or wanting to buy a narrow boat.

Hardback  £20.00

PayPal: Add Narrow Boats - Ownership, Care and Maintenance to cart

To Have and to Hold

Leo McNeir

A young woman flees in desperation when her family decide her future. Marnie Walker runs her own business from a renovated farm close by the Grand Union Canal.

Softback   £9.99

PayPal: Add To Have and to Hold to cart

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

PayPal: Add Crime on the Canals to cart PayPal: Add Waterways in the Making to cart PayPal: Add Care on the Cut to cart
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.



PayPal: Add Decisions (Phil Speigt) to cart

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

PayPal: Add The BCN in Pictures to cart