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