Autumn 2009 - issue 15

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

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Historical Profile: Brecon & Abergavenny

With its recent reopening after a major breach, Ian L. Wright looks at the earlier history of this scenic Welsh waterway 

Famous Fleets: Seddons of Middlewich

Alan Faulkner outlines the history of a fleet established by the ‘Salt King’ Henry Seddon, at Middlewich in Cheshire, which operated mainly on the Trent & Mersey and the Weaver 

Traditional Techniques: Canal Maintenance

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

Canals That Never Were: Ribble Links

Richard Dean looks at how the Leeds & Liverpool Canal might have used the Ribble Valley for its route