Autumn 2008 - Issue 11

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The Autumn 2008 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Cowburn & Cowpar

Euan Corrie looks at this famous fleet of distinctive liquid carrying narrowboats from the North West

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals That Never Were


Richard Dean on proposals for a broad-beam link to the town from the Rochdale Canal and a narrow-beam link from the Ashton

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

Grand Union Canal Part 1: Brentford to Braunston

Alan Faulkner offers a historical profile of the southern half of what was to become the Grand Union Canal: from London to Braunston

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Boating with the Beecheys

On a trip to Pooley Hall Colliery in 1964, veteran boating couple Sam and Anna Beechey showed John Pyper something of the art of handling a pair of narrowboats

You can view an excerpt here.

Tracing Family History

Kings of the Cut

Chris R Jones discovered that he is descended from the King family, who worked on the canals for several generations

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A Place in History

Daisy Nook

Hugh Potter explores Daisy Nook on the Hollinwood Branch of the Ashton Canal, described by some as a “modeller’s dream” with staircase locks, canal junction, bridges, tunnel and aqueduct

You can view an excerpt here.