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Winter 2017 - Issue 48

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

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Famous Fleets

Coles, Shadbolt & Co

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

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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.

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Picturing the Past

Summer at Oxford

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

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Historical Canal Maps

The Dudley Canal in 1825

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

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Historical Profiles

Patent Fuel Boats of the Glamorganshire Canal

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

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From the Archives

Canal Control Committee

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

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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.

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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.

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Picturing the Past

Unloading at Alexandra Docks

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

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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.

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