Summer 2007 - Issue 6

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The Summer 2007 issue includes the following features.

Famous Fleets

Fellows, Morton & Clayton

Alan Faulkner concludes the story of the most famous fleet of all on the UK waterways, which ended just after the Second World War

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Historical Profiles

Peak Forest Canal

We relate the earlier story of a canal that made history more recently through its restoration by British Waterways in the early 1970s

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Picturing the Past

Eddie Hambridge's Family Album

We take a look through the fascinating collection of photographs of former boatman Eddie Hambridge, who can trace his family back through many generations on the canals

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Canals That Never Were

Dorset & Somerset Canal

We follow the proposed route of an ambitious canal to link Bristol with the south coast that was to have four unique ‘balance locks’ or boat lifts, one of which was built

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Traditional Techniques

Gauging Boats on the BCN

How canal companies made their money - and the background to the Tipton Gauging Station, currently subject to redevelopment plans

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Art of the Waterways

The House that Atkins Painted

Harry Arnold recalls a remarkable canalside house, decorated by “one of the finest folk artists of the canals”

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A Broader Outlook

Runcorn Transporter Bridge

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