Autumn 2011 – Issue 23

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The Autumn 2011 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features.

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

Historical Profile: Montgomery Canal

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

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

Canals That Never Were: Berks & Hants Junction

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

Picturing the Past: Traffic on the Weaver

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

A Place in History: Tooley’s Boatyard

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

Working on 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