Autumn 2021 - Issue 63

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The Autumn 2021 issue includes the following features.

Picturing the Past

Picture Post

Chris M. Jones explores canal coverage in a 1939 issue of Picture Post magazine

All images are from the Christopher M. Jones Collection

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

Post-war Shroppie Traffic to the BCN

Chris M. Jones studies a disparate set of documents recording traffic from the Shroppie to the BCN in the late 1940s

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Passing Through Middlewich

Passing Through Middlewich Two images from the Jack Parkinson Collection show a pair of British Waterways boats at Middlewich in 1964

You can view an excerpt here.

Working the Waterways

Women Trainees of World War II

Dr Barbara Hately and Bob Moore, of the University of Sheffield history department, provide insights on the female volunteers who worked canal boats during WWII

You can view an excerpt here.

From the Archives

Staffs & Worcs in Wartime

Joseph Boughey uncovers details relating to the management of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal during World War II

You can view an excerpt here.