North East Canals Through Time follows on from previous titles by specialist author and canal historian Ray Shill, notably North West Canals Through Time: Manchester, Irwell & the Peaks. As a study of the waterway infrastructure of North East England, this volume focuses particularly on Aire & Calder, Calder & Hebble, Huddersfield Broad Canals, Dearne & Dove, and Barnsley. A broad and varied array of historic and modern photographs complements this insightful commentary.
Throughout this volume, Ray Shill explores the construction and technical developments of the canals and their contributions to the habitations they passed through, as well as the architecture they spawned and the legacy they left behind. This book will fascinate anyone with an interest in this region and its long-established waterway infrastructure.