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Spring 2016 - Issue 41

The Spring 2016 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Famous Fleets

T.W. Toovey Ltd

Alan Faulkner looks at a small fleet of wide boats owned by a Kings Langley milling family.

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Time and Place

Stone Boating at Trevor

Chris M. Jones studies a late 19th-century limestone carrying scene on the Llangollen Canal.

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Unearthing History

Boat Inspections

Chris M. Jones looks at a newly discovered document revealing the traffic and traders on the lower Grand Junction Canal during the early 20th century.

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Tracing Family History

Ancestors Discovered

Lorna York describes how a recently unearthed document has led to a greater understanding of her boating family history.

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Historical Profiles

The Water Transport Company Ltd

Stephen Rowson details a short-lived, late 19th century enterprise intended to improve cargo-carrying between Cardiff and Birmingham.

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Traditional Techniques

Keeping the Water in

James Hewitt recalls the processes of locating and stopping canal leaks.

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Leisure on the Waterways

Sunday School Outings

With a particular focus on the Coventry Canal, Christopher R. Jones explores the pleasure cruises run by canal carriers in the first half of the 20th century.

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Time and Place

Timber to Reading

Chris M. Jones examines rare, detailed photographs showing barge traffic on the River Kennet in the late 19th century.

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From the Archives

IWA's Navigation

Joseph Boughey looks at how the beginnings of the waterway restoration movement are documented in early IWA newsletters.

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Canals that never were

Hereforshire Hopes

Richard Dean looks at the western end of the unfinished Leominster Canal.

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