Autumn 2007 - Issue 7

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The Autumn 2007 issue includes the following features.

Historical Profiles

Worcester & Birmingham

Stanley Holland investigates the history of a waterway link between the West Midlands and the River Severn that boasts the longest flight of locks in the country

You can view an excerpt here.

Famous Fleets

Mersey Weaver

Alan Faulkner looks at one of the last carrying companies to trade on the Trent & Mersey Canal, who maintained a high standard of decoration on their boats

You can view an excerpt here.

Tracing Family History

A Tale of Two Smiths

Lorna York links Brinklow, Braunston and Brentford, and shows that, in the boating world, even tracing a common name like Smith is possible – and can reveal some very interesting results


You can view an excerpt here.

Unearthing History

Emanuel Smith, a motor boat pioneer

Alan Faulkner looks at the Brentford-based business that was at the forefront of the introduction of motor narrowboats

You can view an excerpt here.

A Broader Outlook

A Canal for a Capital of Culture

Hugh Potter reviews a new book on the western end of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Stoppage at Braunston

Euan Corrie looks at two magnificent photographs of the aftermath of a stoppage on Braunston Locks in 1922

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals That Never Were

Stockton & Darlington

Best known for its railway, few know that a canal was originally planned! Richard Dean reveals all.

You can view an excerpt here.