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Winter 2009 - Issue 16

The Winter 2009 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Historical Profiles

River Thames: Part 2, After the 1860s

David Blagrove takes up the story of the 'Royal River' from the 1860s to the present day

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Famous Fleets

Wide Boats of the Grand Junction Canal

Chris M. Jones and Chris R. Jones investigate the unusual ‘wide-beam narrowboats’ that operated on the southern section of the Grand Union Canal

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Tracing Family History

Double Tragedy at Marsworth

Richard Booth reveals the curious circumstances behind a double funeral on the Grand Union Canal at Marsworth

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Canals that never were

Birth of the Basingstoke

Richard Dean traces the early schemes to put Basingstoke on the canal map

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Traditional Techniques

Ice-Breaking on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Mike Clarke looks at how one canal company dealt with a serious hindrance to trade in the bleak Pennine winters

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Picturing the Past

Will King Collection

T.W. King came from a boating family, was a toll clerk on the Birmingham Canal Navigations, and also a keen photographer – a winning combination in the photographic results!

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Picturing the Past

Seeing Double

A set of stereoscopic photographs shows some interesting canal scenes

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