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Spring 2009 - Issue 13

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The Spring 2009 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Company

Mike Clarke discovers that this forward-looking northern canal company competed with the railways by running a successful fleet of wide boats serving a network of warehouses to a regular timetable

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

Grand Union Canal Part 2 Birmingham to Braunston

In the second part of his history of this busy canal, Alan Faulkner examines the route between Braunston and Birmingham

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Wheat to Wellingborough

In a new series featuring some of the last regular cargoes on our waterways, and on the 40th anniversary of the last load, John Pyper recalls the narrowboats that brought grain from London to the Nene

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Derbyshire Connections

Richard Dean looks at ambitious schemes to link the Peak Forest and Cromford canals with Chesterfield and Sheffield

You can view an excerpt here.

Tracing Family History

Early Boat Records: 1795 Act

Paul Sillitoe reveals how to trace early boat families - from the 1790s

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Last Traffics on the T&S: Coatesfield & Cirencester

One of the last traffics before the reconstruction in the early 1900s and one of the pioneering journeys after the work was completed

You can view an excerpt here.