Spring 2012 – Issue 25

The Spring 2012 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Famous Fleets: Potter & Son

Basil Jeuda looks at a fleet based at Runcorn and serving the Potteries 

Historical Profile: Regent’s Canal

Alan Faulkner explores the history of one of London’s best-known waterways on the 200th anniversary of its authorising Act of Parliamnet

Picturing the Past: Braunston Boatmen’s Strike

Through an extensive series of postcards, many only recently rediscovered, Richard Thomas investigates the 1923 boatmen's strike and the man who photographed it 

Canals That Never Were: Thames & Severn Extension

Richard Dean details an early proposal to extend the Thames & Severn Canal to Abingdon and thus by-pass the notorious upper reaches of the River Thames, and reduce the distance from Lechlade to Abingdon by half

Life Afloat: Ray Family Album

Photographs from the Ray family albums, mostly taken when working for Fellows, Morton & Clayton, including some rare images of the northern Grand Union Canal before widening.