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Winter 2013 - Issue 32

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The Winter 2013 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Wyvern Shipping

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

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

The Underground Canals at Worsley

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

You can view an excerpt here.

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

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Canal Maps

Shropshire Canal

Richard Dean uses maps to locate a long-lost waterway

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Three Bridges

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

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Breaking the Ice

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

You can view an excerpt here.

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

You can view an excerpt here.

Early Campaigning

Happy Valley

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

You can view an excerpt here.

From the Archives

Bradford Canal

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

You can view an excerpt here.