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Autumn 2015 - Issue 39

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The Autumn 2015 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets


Alan Faulkner looks at a young couple’s efforts to reintroduce canal carrying to Leicester in the 1960s

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

A North-Western Miscellany

David Martin toured the north-west of England in the 1960s and took a variety of photographs of the remaining working narrowboats in the area

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals that never were

Leominster to Stourport

Richard Dean shows how the Leominster Canal intended to reach Stourport

You can view an excerpt here.

From the Archives

Linton Lock

Joseph Boughey explores Linton Lock through the West Yorkshire Archive

You can view an excerpt here.

Traditional Techniques

Crossing the Trent

How horse-boats navigated a tricky river junction

You can view an excerpt here.

Time and Place

Thames Traffic of the 19th Century

Chris M. Jones examines the craft depicted in a Victorian-era painting The Building of Westminster Bridge

You can view an excerpt here.

Life Afloat

Tom the Boater

A rare collection of photos showing the working boat scene of the early 1900s originally taken to illustrate a children's story.

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Heaton on the BCN

Stan Heaton’s photographs around the Birmingham Canal Navigations in the late 1950s and early 1960s when local traffic was still operating.

You can view an excerpt here.