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Breaking the Ice

Winter 2007, p.24-29

TOM FOXON looks at one aspect of the weather that could seriously hinder boating, and recalls his personal experiences

“Breaking the Ice (Letters re: Spring & Summer 2008 NB) TOM FOXON looks at one aspect of the weather that could seriously hinder boating, and recalls his personal experiences There are several natural events that can interfere with navigation on inland waterways. Little can be done in the short term ab…”

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Ice-Breaking on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Winter 2009, p.18-23

Mike Clarke looks at how one canal company dealt with a serious hindrance to trade in the bleak Pennine winters

“Ice-Breaking on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Mike Clarke looks at how one canal company dealt with a serious hindrance to trade in the bleak Pennine winters Every canal company had its own individual identity and methods of operation. This included icebreaking, with many different designs of ice boat t…”

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Ice-Breaking on the Weaver

Winter 2008, p.29-31

Colin Edmondson examines ice breaking on Cheshire’s River Weaver

“Ice-Breaking on the Weaver Colin Edmondson examines ice breaking on Cheshire’s River Weaver Last winter, Tom Foxon wrote about ice-breaking on narrow canals (Winter 2007 NarrowBoat). On the River Weaver in Cheshire, ice was dealt with in a very different way. In looking through the River Weaver…”

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Breaking the Ice

Winter 2013, p.24-25

David Blagrove examines a particularly detailed print – of a well-known photograph of an ice breaker at Linford

“Breaking the Ice David Blagrove examines a particularly detailed print – of a well-known photograph of an ice breaker at Linford This purpose-built horse-drawn ice breaker is ready to set out from Linford Wharf in February 1902. It has sponsons added to the sides, presumably to create more wash as …”

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40 Years on the Canal

Autumn 2009, p.18-23

John Pyper recalls conversations with Reg Fuller about working on the Grand Union Canal: repairing breaches, lock keeping, ice breaking, and making concrete piles

“…tters re: Winter 2009 NB) John Pyper recalls conversations with Reg Fuller about working on the Grand Union Canal: repairing breaches, lock keeping, ice breaking, and making concrete piles After a childhood on the East Coast, I served in the Royal Artillery as a groom, and went all over the country ra…”

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A Boatman's Diary

Autumn 2011, p.36-39

Robert Davies reads the diaries of boatman Charlie Foster who worked on some of the last short-haul traffics around Birmingham and the Black Country

“… in my blood, and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Nevertheless, because the hours were very long, I thought it wise on leaving school to take an office job. Maybe it wasn’t so wise after all. After three months with a company, while walking home for lunch, Ernie Thomas (the Walsall canal carri…”

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Working the Waterways:

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Memories of Ellesmere Yard

Winter 2011, p.30-38

Tom Godwin talks to Harry Arnold about working on the Llangollen Canal in the mid-20th century – a by-gone age when he felt part of ‘one big family’

“…village of Ellesmere was at the end of the small arm which joined the main Llangollen Canal near Beech House. This had been built as canal company offices, but was by then used as rented accommodation. Next to it stood the canal maintenance yard. This was where, in April 1948, I became a canal worker a…”

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James Smart of Chalford

Winter 2020, p.27-32

Hugh Conway-Jones explores the early history and carrying activities of a well-known Thames & Severn Canal-based carrier

“…ts in the Bristol Channel. Also in the mid-1870s, James Smart invested in some narrowboats, notably Martha Ann (named after his wife), Kate and Beatrice (named after two daughters), and Civility and Charity. These were particularly used to bring Staffordshire coal to places along the Stroud Valle…”

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From the Archives:

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Herbert Potts

Summer 2015, p.13-13

“Herbert Potts Many documents in archives have been preserved and placed there as a deliberate act; indeed, modern records management practice is based on the explicit archiving of much material. Others have survived by chance, and in the case of private collections, merely because their owner decided…”

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Life Afloat:

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Memories of Horse-drawn Boating

Spring 2018, p.12-18

Graham Guest provides personal recollections of working horse-boats on the BCN as a youth in the late 1950s and early ’60s

“…d also chairman of Walsall FC at the time). Working for ‘Ernie’ Thomas were George and Jim Arnold with their horse Betty, Jack and Don Price with horse Jim, and Jack Edwards and Sam Hickson with another horse called Betty. The horses were stabled at Moxley where Ernie Thomas had a refuse t…”

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