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Winter 2006 - Issue 4

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The Winter 2006 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Midlands & Coast

Alan Faulkner looks at a leading but short-lived carrier whose narrowboats were mainly seen on the Shropshire Union Canal

You can view an excerpt here.

Art of the Waterways

20th Century Needlework & Clothes of the Cut

Avril Lansdell looks at spider-web belts and other distinctive clothes that boaters wore

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

Leeds & Liverpool

Mike Clarke looks at the last trans-Pennine canal to be completed

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Alexander's Album

David Blagrove looks through Walter Alexander’s photographs of Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth

You can view an excerpt here.

Tracing Family History

Paper Trail

Lorna York goes on a 'Paper Trail' to trace her boating ancestors

You can view an excerpt here.

A Broader Outlook

Dracone on the Severn

Mike Taylor looks at a novel way of transporting liquids on the River Severn

You can view an excerpt here.

Living History

Weaver Milepost

Colin Edmondson discovers history in the hedgerow of the River Weaver

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

The Ellesmere Canal to Shrewsbury

Richard Dean on the never-built canal from Ellesmere to Shrewsbury

You can view an excerpt here.