Spring 2009 - issue 13

The Spring 2009 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Famous Fleets: Leeds & Liverpool Canal Co

Mike Clarke discovers that this forward-looking northern canal company competed with the railways by running a successful fleet of wide boats serving a network of warehouses to a regular timetable

Historical Profile: The Grand Union

In the second part of his history of this busy canal, Alan Faulkner examines the route between Braunston and Birmingham

Last Traffics: Wheat to Wellingborough

In a new series featuring some of the last regular cargoes on our waterways, and on the 40th anniversary of the last load, John Pyper recalls the narrowboats that brought grain from London to the Nene

Canals That Never Were: Peak District

Richard Dean looks at ambitious schemes to link the Peak Forest and Cromford canals with Chesterfield and Sheffield

Tracing Family History: Early Boat Records

Paul Sillitoe reveals how to trace early boat families - from the 1790s

Picturing the Past: Last Traffics on the Thames & Severn

One of the last traffics before the reconstruction in the early 1900s and one of the pioneering journeys after the work was completed