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Autumn 2014 - Issue 35

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The Autumn 2014 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

James Hall

Christopher M. Jones looks at a small north-western carrier based at Droylsden, on the Ashton Canal near Manchester

You can view an excerpt here.

Working the Waterways

Church Collection

Euan Corrie looks through some photographs from the album of Norman Hurst, whose family lived at Church Lock near Leighton Buzzard in the late 1950s

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Bob May's Collection

A look at some of the last local narrowboat traffics from the collection of a well-known West Midlands newspaper photographer and canal enthusiast

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals That Never Were

Stirling Canal

Richard Dean reveals how Stirling sought a link to Glasgow by a connection to the Forth & Clyde Canal

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Cargo Packaging & Handling

Tom Foxon and Christopher M. Jones look at how boats were loaded and unloaded over the years

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Stoke Bruerne

Euan Corrie & David Blagrove look at postcards in George Hancock's collection which also show that the wide Thomas Clayton boat in Stoke top lock has been wrongly identified in the past

You can view an excerpt here.

From the Archives

Hidden Nuggets

Joseph Boughey finds gold amongst the archives relating to the Sankey (St Helens) Canal and the Erewash

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Coal to Doncaster

Hugh Potter joined the last shipment in 1981, just as the Sheffield & South Yorkshire modernisation was going ahead

You can view an excerpt here.