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Spring 2015 - Issue 37

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The Spring 2015 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Thomas Clayton Ltd

For many years canal transport played a major role in disposing of London’s rubbish; Alan Faulkner looks at one of the companies involved

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Hardwicke Knight

NarrowBoat is delighted to be able to reproduce colour slides of British Waterways narrowboats in the early 1950s taken by the famous New Zealand photographer

You can view an excerpt here.

Art of the Waterways

Writing a Letter

Chris M. Jones looks at the different styles of signwriting on working narrowboats

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Ashby Aspirations

Richard Dean explores proposed schemes at the upper end of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Lee Lighters

Hugh Potter visited east London's river just at the end of commercial carrying

You can view an excerpt here.

Early Campaigning

One of Nine Lives

Cécile Dorward did some pioneer cruising on her converted narrowboat Phosphorus, which she purchased from Robert Aickman and crossed Pontcysyllte Aqueduct before Rolt did on Cressy

You can view an excerpt here.

Last Traffic

Claytons at Oldbury: Follow Up

The feature in Winter 2014 NarrowBoat about the final days of this much-loved fleet brought in memories and photographs from several readers.

You can view an excerpt here.