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Winter 2018 - Issue 52

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The Winter 2018 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Working the Waterways

Carriers at War

Chris M. Jones studies the activities and politics of canal-carrying in the South Midlands up to and during World War II

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Historical Profiles

Inspection Boats

Part two of Cath Turpin’s exploration of the variety of craft once used to survey the condition of the inland waterways

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Picturing the Past

British Waterways: Northbound on the GU

Another delve into the photo archive of Patrick Rawlinson shows British Waterways craft working northbound on the Grand Union

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Historical Profiles

Pride of the Thames

Chris M. Jones reveals the story behind two well-known and often reproduced 1870s engravings of a narrowboat on the Upper Thames

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From the Archives

The Listener

Joseph Boughey discovers waterway tidbits in a defunct magazine’s online archive

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Picturing the Past

Failsworth Wharf

Chris M. Jones reveals the story of a family of textile workers who took up boating on the Rochdale Canal in the 1870s

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Last Traffic

Losing a Vital Facility

Hugh Potter uncovers a fascinating document recording the last traffic on the Cromford Canal when it closed in 1944

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Picturing the Past

Final Years of Carrying on the Wilts & Berks

Chris M. Jones examines two rare images of carrying on the Wilts & Berks Canal during its latter years of trade

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Historical Canal Maps

Potteries Prelude

Richard Dean describes the earliest surviving survey for the Trent & Mersey Canal

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A Broader Outlook

Wide-boat at Watford

Chris M. Jones studies the details of a pre-WWI image showing a broad-beam boat on the Grand Junction Canal at Cassiobury Park

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