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Winter 2014 - Issue 36

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The Winter 2014 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Threefellows Carrying

Alan Faulkner looks at a company set up in 1971 to continue narrowboat carrying after the demise of Willow Wren and Blue Line

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Will King in the Midlands

Another selection of the photographs of T.W. King taken whilst he was working as a toll clerk on the Birmingham Canal Navigations

You can view an excerpt here.

Life Afloat

Sister Mary Ward

Jenny Glynn tells the remarkable story of how a painting of her family with the famous boat people’s nurse at Stoke Bruerne came into her possession

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Canal Maps

Pickford Perspective

This well-known company once carried extensively on the canals, as shown by an advertising map from around 1825

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Clayton's at Oldbury

A selection of photographs taken by Neil Clayton around the end of carrying by this well-known company

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Raising Monnow

Laurence Hogg recalls raising the last Clayton boat sunk at Oldbury

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

The Grand Union Boat Control System

David Blagrove explains how boats were monitored on the waterways between the Midlands and London

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

On a Carousel

A selection of slides discovered in the NarrowBoat office including Blue Line, Clayton's, Barry Lycett and British Waterways

You can view an excerpt here.