Spring 2013 - Issue 29

The Spring 2013 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Famous Fleets: Willow Wren Canal Transport Services


Following the Willow Wren article in this issue, Alan Faulkner investigates its successor – Willow Wren Canal Transport Services 

Historical Profile: River Nene


David Blagrove looks at a navigation that was nearly lost in the early 20th century 

Picturing the Past: Stoke Bruerne’s 50th


Colour photographs of narrowboat traffic at the time that the Canal Museum was founded in spring 1963 

Canals That Never Were: Around Middlewich


Richard Dean on some proposed canal schemes in and around Middlewich that were never built - including this Foxton-style inclined plane

Traditional Techniques: Loading at Holly Bank

W.L. Pace recalls how boats were loaded with coal at Holly Bank Basin on the Wyrley & Essington Canal

Art of the Waterways: Livery Variations

Christopher Jones looks closely at ‘rose & castle’ painting from the southern Grand Junction Canal

A Broader Outlook: Barging Around

David Martin’s career took him all around the country in the late 1950s and the 1960s, and he used the opportunity to photograph barges that were still at work on diverse navigations