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Autumn 2014 - Issue 35

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

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Famous Fleets

James Hall

Christopher M. Jones looks at a small north-western carrier based at Droylsden, on the Ashton Canal near Manchester

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Working the Waterways

Church Collection

Euan Corrie looks through some photographs from the album of Norman Hurst, whose family lived at Church Lock near Leighton Buzzard in the late 1950s

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Picturing the Past

Bob May's Collection

A look at some of the last local narrowboat traffics from the collection of a well-known West Midlands newspaper photographer and canal enthusiast

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Canals that never were

Stirling Canal

Richard Dean reveals how Stirling sought a link to Glasgow by a connection to the Forth & Clyde Canal

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Traditional Techniques

Cargo Packaging & Handling

Tom Foxon and Christopher M. Jones look at how boats were loaded and unloaded over the years

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Picturing the Past

Stoke Bruerne

Euan Corrie & David Blagrove look at postcards in George Hancock's collection which also show that the wide Thomas Clayton boat in Stoke top lock has been wrongly identified in the past

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From the Archives

Hidden Nuggets

Joseph Boughey finds gold amongst the dross relating to the Sankey (St Helens) Canal and the Erewash

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Last Traffic

Coal to Doncaster

Hugh Potter joined the last shipment in 1981, just as the Sheffield & South Yorkshire modernisation was going ahead

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