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Colours of the Cut
The colour schemes of most narrow boat and other canal boat operators, beautifully illustrated with edward’s paintings. Also many b/w period photos, and notes. Softback £24.95
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 Birmingham Canal Navigations 1950 to 1977
As seen through the lens of Philip Weaver. Superb collection of period photographs, assembled by Mike Harrison and Val Roberts for HNBC
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.
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.
The Canals of Harley Crossley Barbara Crossley
Wide selection of the late Harley Crossley’s oil paintings of canal and waterways scenes all over the system, with notes on the canals.
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
Cockerel’s in the Cut
Remembering a working boatman’s life, with Claytons, FMC and Barlows, then maintenance with BW. Lots of anecdotes, describing hardship and enjoyment, humour.
Warwickshire Ring and Ashby Canal
Folded double sided detailed map, with brief history, colour pictures, places of interest, boat yards and facilities, hire bases, maximum craft dimensions, etc.
Border Canals: Middlewich to Llangollen Ray Shill
Past and present photos of the Llangollen and Montgomery Canals, and Middlewich Arm/Wardle Canal, with historical commentary.
Getting Into Muddy Waters
DH Clacher/Stephen Preedy
Can Jolly Boatman resist the temptation of the River Thames? Will the British boats and their American cousins see off Thunderguts on their Hudson River escapade? Softback £7.99
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.
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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.