NarrowBoat Logo

Summer 2014 - Issue 34

The Summer 2014 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

Cover Image

Subscribe to NarrowBoat magazine

Current NarrowBoat subscribers can fully search and read the digital editions of ALL issues of NarrowBoat online. Including those that are no longer available in print. Simply log in and, if you have not already done so, enter your 6-digit subscriber number.

Working the Waterways

Boating Through World War One

A hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, Christopher M. Jones looks at some of the effects it had on our canals and the people who worked on them

You must log in before you can read NarrowBoat online.

Working the Waterways

Transport Workers Battalions

Mike Clarke looks at how the military helped out on the canals during World War One

You must log in before you can read NarrowBoat online.

Picturing the Past

Will King on the GU: Part 2 Marsworth to Birmingham

David Blagrove looks through photographs of narrowboats in the late 1950s between Marsworth to Birmingham

You must log in before you can read NarrowBoat online.

Famous Fleets

Cadbury's

Better known for its chocolate than for it use of narrowboats, Alan Faulkner looks into the fleet of a company that was a great believer in water transport

You must log in before you can read NarrowBoat online.

Last Traffic

Phosphorus Waste

Hugh Potter sums up recollections of what was probably the most infamous and noxious cargo ever carried by canal

You must log in before you can read NarrowBoat online.

Historical Canal Maps

Birmingham Canal 1773

Richard Dean gleans information from the earliest map of the completed canal

You must log in before you can read NarrowBoat online.

Tracing Family History

Knowing Your Onions

Steve Hayes sniffs out his boating ancestors in Lincolnshire

You must log in before you can read NarrowBoat online.