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Summer 2012 - Issue 26

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The Summer 2012 issue includes the following features.

Historical Profiles

Ashby Canal

Geoff Pursglove looks at a wide-beam canal that was created for, but almost destroyed by, coal

You can view an excerpt here.

Famous Fleets

Greaves, Bull & Lakin

Christopher M. Jones looks at a fleet of lime and cement carrying narrowboats based at Wilmcote and Stockton

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Last Boat North

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Blue Line's founding, we republish an eloquent article written by Michael Streat in 1970 at the very end of Blue Line’s carrying activities

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Birth of the Canal Network

Richard Dean explores Brindley’s map of the emerging canal system

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Heather Bell at Tipton

Keith Hodgkins takes a closer look a fascinating series of photographs of Daphne March at work in World War Two

You can view an excerpt here.

Working the Waterways

Towpath Tractors

David Blagrove looks at a towing technique that replaced horses in the London area

You can view an excerpt here.