Summer 2013 - Issue 30

The Summer 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: Warwickshire Canal Carrying Co

Christopher M. Jones & Alan Faulkner relate the story of a company born out of transport and supply problems arising from the First World War, and which continued carrying until the 1950s

HISTORICAL PROFILE: River Weaver

Colin Edmondson traces the story of Cheshire’s main navigation, which goes back almost 300 years

LAST TRAFFICS: Last Horse on the BCN

Hugh Potter photographed Caggy Steven’s horse ‘Mac’ at workon the Birmingham Canal Navigations

HISTORICAL CANAL MAPS: Caledonian Construction

Richard Dean follows the building of the canal on an 1915 map

PICTURING THE PAST: Jean's Plan

Mike Constable previews a rare post-war canal-based film

PICTURING THE PAST: Ancient & Modern

David Blagrove studies three slides taken by Mike Stone in 1961 that show both ‘traditional’ and ‘improved’ narrowboats

LAST TRAFFICS: Hardy to Banbury

David Blagrove looks at photographs taken by David Martin when carrying coal to Banbury in the early 1960s