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Spring 2008 - Issue 9

The Spring 2008 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Historical Profiles

Basingstoke Canal

Paul Vine takes a detailed look at a once privately owned canal, now restored and in local authority care, but whose future is again uncertain

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Famous Fleets

Anderton Company

Alan Faulkner on a leading Trent & Mersey carrier that had almost 200 narrowboats in its fleet

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Early Campaigning

Enterprise in Reading

David Blagrove recalls how narrowboats played a major role in promoting the restoration of the Kennet & Avon Canal with the launch of a trip boat service 50 year ago

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Traditional Techniques

Taking Their Toll

Christopher M. Jones investigates the complex ways by which carriers were charged for using the canals

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Canals that never were

Bypassing the Thames

Richard Dean details Brindley’s scheme for a canal from Isleworth through Slough to near Maidenhead

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