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Spring 2008 - Issue 9

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The Spring 2008 issue includes the following features.

Historical Profiles

Basingstoke Canal

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

You can view an excerpt here.

Famous Fleets

Anderton Company

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

You can view an excerpt here.

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

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Taking Their Toll

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

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Bypassing the Thames

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

You can view an excerpt here.