Spring 2014 - Issue 33

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The Spring 2014 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

T&S Element

Alan Faulkner looks at a fleet of narrowboats that operated mainly around Birmingham and the Black Country but also travelled further afield

You can view an excerpt here.

Life Afloat

George Hancock's Family Album

NarrowBoat takes a look through the photographs of a boating family based in Leighton Buzzard on the Grand Union Canal

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Around St Pancras

Photographs from the late 1950s show the change from working boats to pleasure boats on the Regent's Canal

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals That Never Were

Reaching North

Richard Dean traces the route changes in Westmorland that eventually brought the Lancaster Canal to Kendal

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Glamorganshire Weighing Machine

Stephen Rowson looks at a weighing machine for checking the amount of cargo carried by boats in South Wales and compares it to the other known examples on British canals

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Bulls Bridge Lay-by

DAVID BLAGROVE looks at photographs taken by MALCOLM FLETCHER in early 1962

You can view an excerpt here.