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Autumn 2011 - Issue 23

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The Autumn 2011 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this magazine from our online Shop.

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Famous Fleets

John Griffiths

Alan Faulkner investigates John Griffiths’ business which operated a fleet of boats from a base at Bedworth on the Coventry Canal

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Historical Profiles

Montgomery Canal

Peter Brown looks at the curious history of a country waterway that is one of today’s longest running restoration projects

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Life Afloat

Sabey's Wide Boats

Mark Pullinger looks through the Ray family album of rare photographs of narrowboat-style wide craft at work in West London

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Canals that never were

Berks & Hants Junction Canal

Richard Dean traces proposals to link the Kennet & Avon to the Basingstoke Canal

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Picturing the Past

Traffic on the Weaver

Colin Edmondson looks through photographs taken on Cheshire’s major river navigation throughout the 20th century

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A Place in History

Tooley's Boatyard

Hugh Potter discovers 220-year-old history in Banbury’s modern shopping centre

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Working the Waterways

A Boatman's Diary

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

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