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Winter 2015 - Issue 40

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

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Famous Fleets

Canal Transport Ltd

Alan Faulkner looks at the company set up in 1930 to take over carrying on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

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Picturing the Past

Horse-boating in the 1920s

Chris M. Jones studies a series of photos showing horse-drawn craft at Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth Tunnel

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Traditional Techniques

Push Towing

Richard Courteney Lord documents an unusual way of singlehanding a pair of boats on the BCN

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Historical Canal Maps

Cruising Cartography

Richard Dean looks at the maps available to early leisure users of the waterways

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Working the Waterways

Boating through Rickmansworth

Chris M. Jones studies photos of a British Waterways pair on the Grand Union in around 1960

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Picturing the Past

Trip to Nottingham

Euan Corrie examines a rare collection of pictures showing horsedrawn carrying on the Midlands waterways in 1919

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From the Archives

Newspapers Online

Joseph Boughey explores the digital resources available to waterway historians and uncovers some fascinating stories

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Working the Waterways

Coal from Baddesley

Photos by Christopher Lunnon showing Samuel Barlow boats at Baddesley Colliery Wharf in 1960

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Time and Place

Sailing on the Thames

Chris M. Jones examines narrowboats under sail in an 1840s painting

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A Broader Outlook

The Sabrinas

Tom Foxon looks at the state-of-the-art dumb barges introduced to the River Severn in 1944

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