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Autumn 2020 - Issue 59

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Front Cover: William & Samuel Foster Ltd’s horse-boat Paris underway in the years before World War I.

The Autumn 2020 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

William & Samuel Foster

Chris M Jones studies a Tipton-based canal-carrying firm that traded between London and Ellesmere Port

You can view an excerpt here.

Canal Postcards

The Peak Forest Canal

Trevor Ellis examines how postcard publishers captured both the green serenity and canalside industry of the Peak Forest 

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Historical Profiles

Crick Wharf

Kerry Dainty explores the history of the Leicester Line location, and uncovers a fascinating insight into the life of wharfingers

You can view an excerpt here.

From the Archives

The Leven Canal

Joseph Boughey provides insights into this little-known East Yorkshire waterway

You can view an excerpt here.

A Broader Outlook

The Yorkshire Ouse

Chris M. Jones studies a collection of images showing traffic on the River Ouse in Yorkshire in the 20th century

You can view an excerpt here.

Historical Profiles

The Cannock Extension Canal

Andy Tidy explores the history of this largely lost section of the BCN

You can view an excerpt here.

Canals That Never Were

Through London

Richard Dean charts early attempts to build a canal across the capital

You can view an excerpt here.

Picturing the Past

Unloading in Birmingham

Two 1964 images from the Jack Parkinson Collection show destinations for coal in central Birmingham

You can view an excerpt here.