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Spring 2012 - Issue 25

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The Spring 2012 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Potter & Son

Basil Jeuda looks at a fleet based at Runcorn and serving the Potteries

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Historical Profiles

Regent's Canal

Alan Faulkner explores the history of one of London’s best-known waterways on the 200th anniversary of its authorising Act of Parliament

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Picturing the Past

Braunston Strike & the 'H' Numbers

Through an extensive series of postcards, many only recently rediscovered, Richard Thomas investigates the 1923 boatmen's strike and the man who photographed it

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Canals that never were

Thames & Severn Extension

Richard Dean details an early proposal to extend the Thames & Severn Canal to Abingdon and thus by-pass the notorious upper reaches of the River Thames, and reduce the distance from Lechlade to Abingdon by half

You can view an excerpt here.

Life Afloat

Ray Family Album

Photographs from the Ray family albums, mostly taken when working for Fellows, Morton & Clayton, including some rare images of the northern Grand Union Canal before widening.

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