Autumn 2009 - Issue 15

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The Autumn 2009 issue includes the following features.

Historical Profiles

The ‘Mon & Brec’

With its recent reopening after a major breach, Ian L. Wright looks at the earlier history of this scenic Welsh waterway

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Famous Fleets

Seddons of Middlewich

Alan Faulkner outlines the history of a fleet established by the ‘Salt King’ Henry Seddon, at Middlewich in Cheshire, which operated mainly on the Trent & Mersey and the Weaver

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Working the Waterways

40 Years on the Canal

John Pyper recalls conversations with Reg Fuller about working on the Grand Union Canal: repairing breaches, lock keeping, ice breaking, and making concrete piles

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Canals That Never Were

Leeds to Liverpool - 1770

Richard Dean looks at how the Leeds & Liverpool Canal might have used the Ribble Valley for its route

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Historical Profiles

Caldon Canal Follow-up

Basil Jeuda's article in  Summer 2009 NarrowBoat brought some interesting feedback, along with further thoughts from the author

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A Broader Outlook

Coal to Wigan

Ian Moss photographed one of the last traffics on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal: coal from Crooke to Westwood power station

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Life Afloat

Flowers Afloat

Lily Flowers talks to Hugh Potter about her family’s life on the canals and offers NarrowBoat readers a glimpse into her extensive photograph albums

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