Winter 2008 - Issue 12

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The Winter 2008 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets


Alan Faulkner looks at a small but significant narrowboat fleet based at Aylesbury

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

River Thames: Part 1 Up to 1860s

David Blagrove investigates the early history of the UK’s best known river – one that has not always been easy to navigate

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Ice-Breaking on the Weaver

Colin Edmondson examines ice breaking on Cheshire’s River Weaver

You can view an excerpt here.

Life Afloat

Wood End Hostel: Education of boat children

Hugh Potter looks at Wood End Hall Hostel in Birmingham, specially opened to enable boat children to attend school

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals That Never Were

The Peak District

Richard Dean looks at waterway projects that were left on the drawing board

You can view an excerpt here.

A Broader Outlook

Sailing on the Trent

Euan Corrie takes a closer look at photographs from the 1920s or early 1930s that are probably the work of Ernest W. Carter, a prolific photographer and postcard publisher based at Gainsborough in Lincolnshire

You can view an excerpt here.