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Autumn 2017 - Issue 47

The Autumn 2017 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Famous Fleets

The Cargoes of Fellows, Morton & Clayton

Alan Faulkner and Chris M. Jones look at the large variety of goods transported by one of the largest carriers in canal history, which included everything from coal to car chassis

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Historical Profiles

Brick Boating

Chris M. Jones examines the craft used in west London’s brick-making industry during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Picturing the Past

Blue & Yellow

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Picturing the Past

Frederick at Denham Deep Lock

We examine the details of an early 20th-century image showing a horse-drawn narrowboat Frederick on the Grand Junction Canal near Uxbridge

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Last Traffic

End of an Era on the Bridgewater

Harry Arnold shares his photographs and memories of the finaltrading boats on the pioneering waterway.

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Historical Profiles

Canal Infrastructure: Reservoirs of the BCN

Andy Tidy looks at how Birmingham’s canals were supplied with water from reservoirs at Smethwick, Rotten Park, Titford Pools, Sneyd, Cannock Chase and elsewhere

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Canals that never were

Surrey Schemes

Richard Dean explores the abandoned schemes for links from Surrey to London and Croydon via the Thames.

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Time and Place

Midland Railway Boats at Bristol

Tom Foxon looks at Victorian-era photographs of Great Western Railway-owned wharves in Bristol and also Bath.

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From the Archives

Happy Valley Boating

Using multiple sources, Joseph Boughey traces the history of a short-lived leisure company called Happy Valley Boating that operated on the Stratford Canal in the 1920s.

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