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Canal Building & Engineers

Building Britain’s Canals

David Gladwin

Illustrations, photographs and drawings with informative captions to explain how Britain’s canals were built.

Softback  £8.99

James Brindley

The First Canal Builder

Nick Corble

Brindley's story, the legacy left behind and why it is still relevant today.


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£17.99  £9.99

James Brindley

Canal Pioneer

Christine Richardson

The new canals removed transport constraints from the infant industrial revolution and brought fame and glory to James Brindley. Softback  £14.99

Lifelines

James Brindley

Harold Bode

A short biographical account of James Brindley, millwright and wheelwright turned canal engineer.

Softback

£5.99

Thomas Telford’s Temptation

Charles Hadfield

An intriguing study, an insight into the breadth and variety of engineering work undertaken by major engineers of the 18th.

Hardback £15.95  £7.99


Thomas Telford’s Aqueducts

Ray Quenby

Thomas Telford's five great aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal justify his reputation as one of the finest civil engineers.

Softback  £9.99


Lifelines

Thomas Telford

Rhoda M.Pearse

A short biographical account of Thomas Telford, road, bridge and canal builder.



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£5.99

Thomas Telford

LTC Rolt

Thomas Telford rose to be the greatest engineer in Victorian Britain, whose bridges, aqueducts, roads and canals combined aesthetic grace with brilliant engineering.

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James Green

Brian George

James Green worked as an assistant to the great John Rennie.  He designed and constructed bridges, and several west country canals. Softback

£12.95  £9.99


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The Canal Pioneers

Brindley’s School of Engineers

Christopher Lewis

Brindley trained many others in his canal building techniques - Henshall, Simcock, Whitworth, Clowes, Dadworth and Weston.

Softback  £14.99

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The Canal Builders

Anthony Burton

This illustrated and richly researched volume draws on a wealth of archive material to present a story with as many twists and turns as any canal.

Softback  £16.99


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James Brindley’s Notebooks

Ed. Victoria Owens

The surviving notebooks cover 1755-63, with a mix of lists, accounts, records of travel and occasional reflections.  A vigorous portrayal of an 18th century engineer’s working life.

Softback   £9.99


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Thomas Telford  -  Master Builder of Roads and Canals

Anthony Burton

Biography of perhaps the greatest civil engineer of the 19th century; his work is ubiquitous on Britain’s canals. Hardback

£19.99



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James Brindley and the Duke of Bridgewater - Canal Visionaries

Victoria Owens

This book charts the course of Brindley's years of renown and dissects the dynamics of an uneasy business relationship in a fast-changing world.

Softback  £15.99

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Navvies

Anthony Burton

The story of the men who built the canals and railways - an army of men moving around the country following the work. Feats of strength, colourful lives.

Softback  £12.99


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Thomas Telford Through Time    John Christopher

Contrasting old and new images, John Christopher examines Telford’s principal works to highlight his diverse, but often overshadowed, achievements.

Softback  £14.99

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The Canal Builders

Anthony Burton

Updated 5th edition. The remarkable story of the many groups of people who were responsible for building Britain's canal system.

Hardback   £19.99


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The Canal Pioneers

Anthony Burton

Canal Construction from 2500BC (Ancient Egypt) to early 20th century. An exciting story of canal development and the many men who made it possible.  

Hardback   £25.00

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