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Summer 2012 - Issue 26

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The Summer 2012 issue includes the following features.

Historical Profiles

Ashby Canal

Geoff Pursglove looks at a wide-beam canal that was created for, but almost destroyed by, coal

You can view an excerpt here.

Famous Fleets

Greaves, Bull & Lakin

Christopher M. Jones tells the story of the lime & cement carrying fleet based at Stockton

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Last Boat North

We reprint an article written by Michael Streat in 1970 about Blue Line’s final days as the boats returned from their last run to the “Jam ’Ole”

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Birth of the Canal Network

Richard Dean explores Brindley’s map of the emerging canal system

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Heather Bell at Tipton

Keith Hodgkins takes a closer look a fascinating series of photographs of Daphne March at work in World War Two, now held by the Imperial War Museum

You can view an excerpt here.

Working the Waterways

Towpath Tractors

David Blagrove looks at a towing technique that replaced horses in the London area

You can view an excerpt here.