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Autumn 2013 - Issue 31

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The Autumn 2013 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Severn & Canal

Hugh Conway-Jones pays tribute to the chocolate magnate’s championing of waterway transport, using newly digitised images from the Railway & Canal Historical Society’s archive

You can view an excerpt here.

Working the Waterways

The Birmingham Canal Boat Registers

Illustrated by photographs of Birmingham-registered boats, Chris M. Jones discovers how George Smith’s Canal Boats Act of 1877 was implemented

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

The Great Ouse

Alan Faulkner explores the history of this navigation and its involvement in the drainage of the Fens

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

London & Cambridge Junction Canal

Richard Dean looks at schemes over many years to join the rivers Stort and Cam

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

The Lime Juice Run

David Blagrove looks through photographs of one of the very last regular narrowboat traffics

You can view an excerpt here.

Famous Fleets

Barlow's Joeys

Christopher M. Jones and Christopher R. Jones look at an important but often neglected type of narrowboat operation

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Lifting Heavy Loads

Euan Corrie looks at how heavy weights were lifted in the days before mechanical handling

You can view an excerpt here.

From the Archives

Archives Pick & Choose

Joseph Boughey discovers a ‘secret’ report in the National Archives that would have had devastating effects on our waterways if implemented

You can view an excerpt here.