Spring 2011 - Issue 21

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The Spring 2011 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this magazine from our online Shop.

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Famous Fleets

Charles Nelson

Chris M. Jones & Alan Faulkner look at the small cement-carrying fleet from Stockton that included both horse-drawn and steam-powered narrowboats

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Historical Profiles

Huddersfield Narrow

As it celebrates its bicentenary, Keith Gibson looks at the shortest and highest of our trans-Pennine canals, revealing much new information about the boats that used it

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Traditional Techniques

Boxes by Boat

Hugh Potter reveals how the ubiquitous ‘container’ began life as a humble box on the British canals of the 18th century

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Canals That Never Were

Birmingham Bypass

Richard Dean details projects for improving the Birmingham Canal Navigations

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A Broader Outlook

Coal to Liverpool

Ian Moss photographed one of the last traffics on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal: from Crooke to Athol Street gas works

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Picturing the Past

Coal for Miss Terry

John Pyper rediscovers a now-lost navigation on the Kent/Sussex border that still offered a coal delivery service a hundred years ago

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