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Summer 2015 - Issue 38

The Summer 2015 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Famous Fleets

John Knill & Son

Alan Faulkner looks at a well-meaning but short-lived attempt to develop canal carrying

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Tracing Family History

Mercer Family

David Marks’ family proudly boasts over 150 years of continuous service to the waterways

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Working the Waterways

Stone Boating

Chris M. Jones looks at the carriage of granite for use on roads, mostly quarried in the Hartshill area around the Coventry Canal

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Historical Canal Maps

Sankey Surveys

Richard Dean explores the termini of the Sankey Navigation in St Helens

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Traditional Techniques

On the Plane

Andy Tidy investigates the evolution of the inclined plane in Britain

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Picturing the Past

Ovaltine Boats

David Blagrove looks at photographs of A. Wander Ltd’s Ovaltine boats in 1947

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Picturing the Past

Narrowboat Medley

David Blagrove examines a varied selection of slides from the sixties

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Traditional Techniques

Water Management

James Hewitt recalls the use of paddle trunks and box trunks

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Picturing the Past

Marsworth

The last traffic out of British Waterways Marsworth depot were concrete piles

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