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Summer 2006 - Issue 2

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The Summer 2006 issue includes the following features.

Art of the Waterways

Measham Pottery

Evelyn Booth investigates the myths surrounding the curious brown pottery that has become synonymous with narrowboats - and yet many still wonder if it was ever used on boats.

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

Llangollen Canal

A historical profile of the UK’s best known waterway compiled by Richard Dean and Peter Brown with the story of how a planned north–south route ended up as an east–west canal – and how it was nearly lost to us for ever in the 1940s.

You can view an excerpt here.

Famous Fleets

Severn & Canal

Alan Faulkner turns his attention to a varied fleet of narrowboats, barges and tugs that operated on the river Severn and the adjoining canals.

You can view an excerpt here.

A Broader Outlook

Cromwell Lock

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Trent enlargement Act of 1906, Mike Taylor and Euan Corrie look at the work carried out at Cromwell Lock.

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Marple Top to Bottom

On the 40th anniversary of the National Rally at Marple, we look at some much earlier photographs of working boats above and below the locks.

You can view an excerpt here.

Tracing Family History

Parish Registers: boaters' churches

Lorna York continues her quest for boating ancestors

You can view an excerpt here.