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Winter 2013 - Issue 32

The Winter 2013 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Famous Fleets

Wyvern Shipping

Alan Faulkner recounts the transition from a small commercial carrier to a successful hire boat operator

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Historical Profiles

The Underground Canals at Worsley

Mike Clarke explores some of the best known but least visited early canals

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Picturing the Past

Will King on the GU

David Blagrove looks through photographs of narrowboats taken in the late 1950s between London and Hemel Hempstead

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Historical Canal Maps

Shropshire Canal

Richard Dean uses maps to locate a long-lost waterway

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Picturing the Past

Three Bridges

Postcards in George Hancock's collection show a Lyons' tea promotion at Southall

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Traditional Techniques

Breaking the Ice

David Blagrove examines a particularly detailed print – of a well-known photograph of an ice breaker at Linford

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Last Traffic

Boating with the Purcells

Mike Stone journeyed up the Grand Union Canal in the summer of 1961 on a pair of Willow Wren boats

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Early Campaigning

Happy Valley

A look at canalside recreation on the Stratford Canal just south of Birmingham in the early 20th century

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From the Archives

Bradford Canal

Joseph Boughey finds a short length of canal that was converted into a railway in the 1920s

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