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Autumn 2011 - Issue 23

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The Autumn 2011 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

John Griffiths

Alan Faulkner investigates John Griffiths’ business which operated a fleet of boats from a base at Bedworth on the Coventry Canal

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

Montgomery Canal

Peter Brown looks at the curious history of a country waterway that is one of today’s longest running restoration projects

You can view an excerpt here.

Life Afloat

Sabey's Wide Boats

Mark Pullinger looks through the Ray family album of rare photographs of narrowboat-style wide craft at work in West London

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Berks & Hants Junction Canal

Richard Dean traces proposals to link the Kennet & Avon to the Basingstoke Canal

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Traffic on the Weaver

Colin Edmondson looks through photographs taken on Cheshire’s major river navigation throughout the 20th century

You can view an excerpt here.

A Place in History

Tooley's Boatyard

Hugh Potter discovers 220-year-old history in Banbury’s modern shopping centre

You can view an excerpt here.

Working the Waterways

A Boatman's Diary

Robert Davies reads the diaries of boatman Charlie Foster who worked on some of the last short-haul traffics around Birmingham and the Black Country

You can view an excerpt here.