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Summer 2010 - Issue 18

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The Summer 2010 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Co

Alan Faulkner looks at the largest fleet of narrowboats ever seen on the inland waterways

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Haslingden Canal

Richard Dean examines a remarkable Canal Mania scheme in Lancashire

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

The Leicester Line

Mike Beech looks at the various canals that eventually became part of the Grand Union system

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Getting the Gauge

Christopher M. Jones reveals how canal companies determined just how much cargo a boat was carrying

You can view an excerpt here.

Early Campaigning

Cressy's Tale

In the centenary year of L.T.C. Rolt’s birth, Harry Arnold looks at the story of Cressy before and after Rolt’s involvement with this most famous narrowboat

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Willow Wren at Limehouse

David Blagrove looks at photographs of some of the last traffic to Limehouse Dock

You can view an excerpt here.