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Summer 2017 - Issue 46

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Front Cover: On a misty morning in the early years of the 20th century, George Garside’s pair of narrowboats,Rose & Nellie, are seen entering Paddington Basin with a delivery of sand from Leighton Buzzard. Nellie was built in the summer of 1899 and Rose the following winter. Sand was used by a number of contractors and builders’ merchants at Paddington, including H. Sabey & Co, which set up business there at about this time.