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Summer 2013 - Issue 30

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The Summer 2013 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

The Warwickshire Canal Carrying Co

Christopher M. Jones & Alan Faulkner relate the story of a company born out of transport and supply problems arising from the First World War, and which continued carrying until the 1950s

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

River Weaver

Colin Edmondson traces the story of Cheshire’s main navigation, which goes back almost 300 years

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Last Horse on the BCN

Hugh Potter photographed Caggy Steven’s horse ‘Mac’ at workon the Birmingham Canal Navigations

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Canal Maps

Caledonian Canal

Richard Dean follows the building of the canal on an 1915 map

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Jean's Plan

Mike Constable previews a rare post-war canal-based film

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Ancient & Modern

David Blagrove studies three slides taken by Mike Stone in 1961 that show both ‘traditional’ and ‘improved’ narrowboats

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Hardy to Banbury

David Blagrove looks at photographs taken by David Martin when carrying coal to Banbury in the early 1960s

You can view an excerpt here.