Summer 2010 – Issue 18

The Summer 2010 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Famous Fleets: Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Co

Alan Faulkner looks at the largest fleet of narrowboats ever seen on the inland waterways 

Canals That Never Were: Haslingden Canal

Richard Dean examines a remarkable Canal Mania scheme in Lancashire 

Historical Profile: The Leicester Line

Mike Beech looks at the various canals that eventually became part of the Grand Union system 

Traditional Techniques: Getting the Gauge

Christopher M. Jones reveals how canal companies determined just how much cargo a boat was carrying 

Early Campaigning: Cressy's Tale

In the centenary year of L.T.C. Rolt’s birth, Harry Arnold looks at the story of Cressy before and after Rolt’s involvement with this most famous narrowboat

Picturing The Past: Willow Wren at Limehouse

David Blagrove looks at photographs of some of the last traffic to Limehouse Dock