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Winter 2017 - Issue 48

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Front Cover: The British Portland Cement Manufacturers’ motor Otter was built by W. H. Walker & Brothers at Rickmansworth in June 1916, and is shown here taking a sharp right turn on a bright winter’s day. Otter’s colour scheme is based on an interpretation of old photos.

The Winter 2017 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Coles, Shadbolt & Co and the British Portland Cement Manufacturers

Chris M. Jones studies the history of a British Portland Cement and its fleet of boats.

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Last Days of Fly-boating

Our study of traffic at Brentford reveals details of John Landon & Co’s express carrying service between Aylesbury and London.

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Summer at Oxford

Chris M. Jones reveals the stories behind the narrowboats 
shown in an early 1930s photograph.

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Canal Maps

The Dudley Canal in 1825

Richard Dean gleans information from an early survey of this West Midlands waterway.

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

Patent Fuel Boats of the Glamorganshire Canal

Stephen Rowson examines the predominant, post-railway era traffic on this South Wales waterway.

You can view an excerpt here.

From the Archives

Canal Control Committee

Joseph Boughey unearths documents providing an insight into carrying during and immediately after World War I.

You can view an excerpt here.

Time and Place

Boating Round the Cape

Chris M. Jones examines a pre-WWI photo showing the carrying of house coal on the Warwick & Napton Canal.

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

The Mike Webb Collection

Publisher Peter Silvester provides a preview of a new book documenting the latter days of canal carrying in the 1960s.

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Unloading at Alexandra Docks

We study a busy boat scene at Hull from around 60 years ago.

You can view an excerpt here.

Working the Waterways

Grain Traffic on the Northern Shropshire Union Canal

Cath Turpin takes a close look at the grain-carrying boats that operated in and around Chester and Ellesmere Port.

You can view an excerpt here.