Summer 2012 - Issue 26

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The Summer 2012 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this magazine from our online Shop.

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Historical Profiles

Ashby Canal

Geoff Pursglove looks at a wide-beam canal that was created for, but almost destroyed by, coal

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Famous Fleets

Greaves, Bull & Lakin

Christopher M. Jones looks at a fleet of lime and cement carrying narrowboats based at Wilmcote and Stockton

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Last Traffic

Last Boat North

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Blue Line's founding, we republish an eloquent article written by Michael Streat in 1970 at the very end of Blue Line’s carrying activities

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Canals That Never Were

Birth of the Canal Network

Richard Dean explores Brindley’s map of the emerging canal system

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Picturing the Past

Heather Bell at Tipton

Keith Hodgkins takes a closer look at a fascinating series of photographs of Daphne March at work in World War Two

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Working the Waterways

Towpath Tractors

David Blagrove looks at a towing technique that replaced horses in the London area

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