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Canal Book Shop
brought to you by those friendly people at Audlem Mill on the Shropshire Union Canal
The website for canal and waterway books, maps and DVDs
Audlem Mill Limited
Cheshire CW3 0DX
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F: 07006 022604
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New and Recent Arrivals
Abandoned & Vanished Canals of Ireland, Scotland & Wales
A brief history of many lost canals, from the Athlone Canal to the Trewydda Canal, via the Glasgow, Paisley & Ardrossan Canal.
The Narrowboat Guide
Finding and buying a boat, the legalities of purchase, the different features and utilities, finding a mooring, boating health and safety, the cost of boating, etc.
26 drawings of aspects of the BCN over the years, with detailed historical notes, and many old and recent photos.
Comprehensive answers to all the questions you've wanted to ask about the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the inland waterways. Beautifully illustrated.
Waterways of Britain
Exploring Britain’s most beautiful canals and rivers. Discover a hidden countryside packed with wildlife and industrial heritage. (Previously The Times Waterways of Britain) Softback £16.99
The Flower of Gloster (DVD)
Granada TV’s 1967 children’s adventure, covering the delivery of a 72’ narrow boat from the Llangollen Canal to a customer in the Pool of London. Superb period footage of the canals as they were 50 years ago!
2 x DVDs, 5hrs 15 mins.
£19.95 inc VAT
The Canal Pioneers
Canal Construction from 2500BC (Ancient Egypt) to early 20th century. An exciting story of canal development and the many men who made it possible.
The Canal Builders
Updated 5th edition. The remarkable story of the many groups of people who were responsible for building Britain's canal system.
Master builder or roads and canals -
Waterways Journal Vol. 19 Dee Navigation improvement plans between 1836 and 1854; The Patent Slip and Associated Buildings at Ellesmere Port; Steam on the River Weaver; Holt Abbott – a pioneer in canal cruisers; John Wilkinson, his role in the ore trade.
Living on the Waterways
Nick Corble/Allan Ford
Guidance on living aboard -
Some Aspects of Horse Boating Tony Lewery
Article reprinted from Waterways Journal 2, 2000.
A detailed look at horse boating and stabling, particularly on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Landscape with Canals
New edition of that part of Rolt’s autobiography relating to his canal journeys, getting into print (“Narrow Boat”), founding the IWA, etc.
Historic Working Narrow Boats Today -
David Williams & Peter Silvester
Nearly 500 photographs of, and notes on, another 450 boats, together with a list of all the historic boats known to the authors.
Rose & Castles
History of narrow boat decoration, ’master’ painters and present day painters. Practical guide on how to paint roses, castles, lettering and graining.
The Trouble With Canals
A look at John Liley’s life with canals -
Canals in Britain
The story of the British canal from its origins, through its heyday during the Industrial Revolution, to the effects of rail and road competition and its modern renaissance for leisure use.
The Canal Belongs To Me
The author drove a tractor towing barges from the towpath of the Grand Union Canal
in the west London area in the 1950s-