Spring 2011 – Issue 21

The Spring 2011 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Famous Fleets: Charles Nelson


Chris M. Jones & Alan Faulkner look at the small cement-carrying fleet from Stockton that included both horse-drawn and steam-powered narrowboats 

Historical Profile: Huddersfield Narrow Canal


As it celebrates its bicentenary, Keith Gibson looks at the shortest and highest of our trans-Pennine canals, revealing much new information about the boats that used it 

Traditional Techniques: Box Boats


Hugh Potter reveals how the ubiquitous ‘container’ began life as a humble box on the British canals of the 18th century 

Canals That Never Were: Tame Valley


Richard Dean details projects for improving the Birmingham Canal Navigations 

A Broader Outlook: Coal to Liverpool

Ian Moss photographed one of the last traffics on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal: from Crooke to Athol Street gas works

Picturing the Past: Coal for Miss Terry

John Pyper rediscovers a now-lost navigation on the Kent/Sussex border that still offered a coal delivery service a hundred years ago