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Published by the Boat Museum Society, this occasional series has articles of
significant historical interest,
accompanied by old photographs.
black & white photos
Waterways Journal Vol. 1
Steam and diesel on the Bridgewater Canal. British Canal History in perspective.
Cruising the Llangollen & Shrewsbury Canals 1939. The canals of England & Wales
Waterways Journal Vol. 2
The Bridgewater Canal and its links with Staffordshire. Revisiting some aspects of horse boating. A brief history of the River Weaver. Early steam tugs on the Birmingham & Liverpool Junction Canal.
Waterways Journal Vol. 3
Severn carriers in the railway age. A lifetime of 'Friendship' with Rose & Joe Skinner.
The Daresbury of Castle -
Waterways Journal Vol. 4
Narrow boats on the Thames. Carrying craft of the Bridgewater Canal, 1773-
Waterways Journal Vol. 5
Wartime waterways. Building flats at Runcorn. Life and times of a Shroppie fly-
Waterways Journal Vol. 6
The Puffer -
Waterways Journal Vol. 7
The Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation 1888-
Waterways Journal Vol. 8
The Rise and Fall of Saltport. The Later Years of Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd. The Restoration of a Shropshire Union Fly Boat. Sailing Flats on the Chester & Ellesmere Canals.
Waterways Journal Vol. 9
George Smith of Coalville and his influence on boating. Tom Puddings in the 1960s. How the Llangollen Canal was saved.
A trip on the converted ex-
Waterways Journal Vol. 10
The Rochdale Canal and its Carrying Department. The Waterways of Central Scotland
and the craft that used them. The Early History of Runcorn Locks 1773-
Waterways Journal Vol. 11
The River Weaver Navigation, a proud engineering tradition.
Early Narrow Boats on the Thames -
Waterways Journal Vol. 12
LTC Rolt: Waterways, Conservation and Writing.
Transport in the Chester area in the early 19th century. A Leeds & Liverpool Canal Boatyard: Hodson’s of Whitebirk. Transport of gas tar and associated liquid cargoes.
Waterways Journal Vol. 13
Food supplies in Manchester and Staffordshire. George III and canals -
Waterways Journal Vol. 14
Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Co. Of Ellesmere Port. Chester & Liverpool Lighterage & Warehousing Co. Manchester Grammar School’s Scouts’ Cruises 1933/34. Draper Family of Burscough and Foulridge. Chew Family follow up.
Waterways Journal Vol. 15
Tugs of the ‘Norwich River’. The Tug/Tender Ralph Brocklebank, and its conversion to Daniel Adamson. Norman Anglin, Predecessor to L T C Rolt. The Griffiths Family – Boatmen, Canal Carriers. Ship and Boat Building at Ellesmere Port: A History
Waterways Journal Vol. 17
John Fletcher of Chester. Sea routes to Wolverhampton. The story of Charlotte Parkes.
Postscript on Shropshire Union pleasure boating. Fire boats on the inland waterways in World War 2.
Waterways Journal Vol. 16
Robert Aickman and the ‘garish Wild West melodrama of the campaign for the waterways’.
Concrete boats & barges – solutions for Wartime steel shortages. Box Boat 337 – A rare survivor restored. Richard Abel & Sons, of Runcorn and Liverpool.
Waterways Journal Vol. 18
Construction and engineering staff on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. British Ambulance Flotillas of the Great War on Britain’s Canals . Amaryllis and the rise of Pleasure Boating. Commercial Steam on Inland Navigations.
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.