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Spring 2012 - Issue 25

The Spring 2012 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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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

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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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